MAY 2022 Newsletter
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  • Family Promise Wins Awards
  • Navigating Hope's 500th Visit
  • Doug & Barb Move Home
  • Community Support
  • Resources
  • Helping Hands
Family Promise of Morris County Wins Awards at
16th Annual Not for Profit Conference

At this year's annual Morris County Not for Profit Conference, the Promising Solutions program was presented with two Not For Profit Excellence Awards for Innovative Programs by the Morris County Chamber of Commerce! The awards recognized the Promising Solutions program, which provides safe, affordable housing for single women in partnership with Homeless Solutions, Inc. and Morris Habitat for Humanity, and our Women’s Veteran’s Housing Program in partnership with Community Hope through Promising Solution’s campus. These amazing and vital programs are made possible through the power of community!

Thank you for providing support to these programs and for helping them succeed in making a difference in so many women's lives!
Navigating Hope's 500th Visit!

This month at Our Promise Outreach Center, our Navigating Hope mobile unit that brings benefits assistance, housing resources, and linkages to social services to all 39 Morris County municipalities reached a 500th trip milestone! Thank you to the Navigating Hope team and Morris County Government for making this work possible!
Doug and Barbara Move Home!

Motel Shelter graduates, Doug and Barb, moved into their beautiful, new home this month. Before joining our Motel Shelter Program in June 2021, the couple had been street homeless for over three years. At that time, their only option was to reside in their vehicle. With Doug being terminally ill, the couple’s main goal when entering shelter was to find a stable housing solution.

Motel Shelter staff worked diligently to make this happen. The couple found out in March that they were approved for a housing voucher! Doug and Barb mentioned to their case manager that they were thankful that the Motel Shelter Program allowed Doug to take much better care of himself and his health. They reported they were able to eat healthier meals, schedule and maintain doctors’ appointments, and felt they had ongoing support from program staff.

Thank you to all of you, our volunteers, for helping Doug and Barb feel welcomed, important, and cared for with groceries, gift cards, and essential items they needed throughout their stay in the program. They are grateful for all of it and are amazed at the care and generosity of our volunteers.

We are excited that Doug and Barb have begun a new chapter in life and are enjoying their new space!

*Names were changed to protect the privacy of our guests.
PBF Energy

Thank you, PBF Energy, for coming out to our day center for a service project beautifying our grounds, cleaning out the kitchen, and organizing donations. The plants and flowers look gorgeous and our day center feels refreshed and organized! We appreciate all the hard work and look forward to working together on more projects!
Columbia Bank

A warm thank you to Columbia Bank, Morristown, for donating fleece blankets, provided by Blankets of Hope, for housing and for Our Promise Outreach Center.

Each blanket was accompanied with a decorated handmade note by a local student!!
Coldwell Banker

Thank you, Coldwell Banker, for your generous donation to help with our mission to end homelessness in Morris County. We appreciate so much your continued community support and thoughtfulness toward helping our neighbors in need.

Many of our guests will benefit from your kindness, and we look forward to partnering with you again!
East Hanover Middle School

A big thank-you to East Hanover Middle School for providing toiletries, washcloths, underwear, socks, mouthwash, and gift cards for visitors of Our Promise Outreach Center.

The supplies are being enjoyed by many visitors and are very much appreciated in this warm weather!
Delta Dental

Thank you, Delta Dental, for donating Smile Kits, extra toothbrushes, toothpaste, and timers for the children in our programs. Dental hygiene is a key component of overall healthcare for little ones.

Thanks to you, there are many bright smiles in our community!
BOLD Youth Ministry

A kind thank-you to BOLD Youth Ministry of Our Lady of Peace Parish, New Providence, for providing homemade meals for our shelter guests.

The guests are so grateful for the meals and were touched by the very kind gesture and thoughtfulness.
Girl Scout Gold Award

Thank you, Miranda Salinger, for choosing Family Promise for your Girl Scout Gold Award! Miranda organized a pajama drive for the children in our programs along with providing items for children's spring baskets. The pajama drive will be repeated in the fall so children are covered for both warm and cool seasons.

New pajamas create excitement for kids at any age, and our families are thrilled to have this special treat!
Unemployment benefits – Do you know anyone who has been furloughed or has had their employment put on hold? To find out if eligible for unemployment benefits, check out at Unemployed in NJ who has put together an unemployment survival kit. For Unemployment Insurance go to: My Unemployment
211 Assistance Programs - Click on the following programs to learn about each one:

DCAid Assistance Programs - Click here to check out more assistance programs

Eviction Prevention Program - information available here on preventing eviction

Job Opportunities – Check out NJ Jobs, a jobs and hiring site that lists over 65,000 New Jersey job openings.
Mortgage Payments – Refer to the Federal Housing Finance Agency for help with mortgage payments. Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan Banks are offering mortgage relief for homeowners.
Monthly Bills –  For assistance with paying monthly bills, please refer to The Consumer Protection Financial Bureau lists steps to take to protect yourself financially.
Food / Cash / Health Insurance Assistance – For additional assistance with food, financial needs, and health insurance, check out NJ Helps.
Text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive text alerts from the NJ Governor’s office . You can also call a Healthcare Professional at 1-800-962-1253.

*Credit to our community partner, Habitat for Humanity, for above information.
Do you have experience with Koi ponds? The Family Promise day center Koi pond is in need of some TLC and we would love to have your expertise! If interested in helping out in this area, please contact Laurice Carbonell at
It's that time of year when we need to prepare for the oncoming heat! We are in need of new air conditioner units for families to keep cool this summer. A new window A/C unit provides much relief for an entire family and helps to prevent heat-related ailments. If you would like to donate a unit or funds for one, please contact Nora Godown at

Will You Consider Helping with the Following Needed Items?

  • Diapers - all sizes
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Tissues
  • Glass cleaner
  • Comet, Ajax or Soft Scrub
  • Multipurpose cleaner
  • Toilet cleaner
  • Dish soap
  • Laundry soap
  • Sponges
  • Rubber gloves

If interested in providing any of these items, please contact Nora Godown, or 973-619-8316.
Essential Needs for Guests at Our Promise:

Men's sweatshirts sizes L, 2XL & 3XL
Men's Boxers sizes L, XL, 2XL & 3XL
Women's Underwear sizes 6, 7, 8, XL
Women's T-shirts all sizes
Hand Sanitizer or Wipes
Sanitizing Wipes & Other Cleaning Supplies
Laundry Detergent
Wash Cloths
Pocket Tissues

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