January 2022 Newsletter
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  • Congresswoman Sherrill Visits Family Promise Morris County
  • Community Outreach
  • Community Support
  • Community Spotlight

Need a Laugh?

Join us next month as we make time to enjoy our lighthearted sides!

Mark your calendars for this fun evening of comedy and more!

Stay tuned and watch for more information on this exciting event!
Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill Speaks at Family Promise
Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill recently visited Family Promise to announce her support of the Homeless Children and Youth Act (HCYA), which will help improve access to federal programs for families and children experiencing homelessness. HCYA will also help promote opportunities for organizations and communities to address homelessness affecting youth.

Also in attendance was Homeless Solutions, Jersey Battered Women's Shelter, and the Morris County Housing Alliance, all of whom had been working on the HCYA, along with Family Promise, for the past five years.

We are thrilled to have Congresswoman Sherrill's incredible support for those we serve!

*From left to right, Frank Novak, Family Promise Morris County Vice President; Joann Bjornson, Family Promise Morris County CEO; Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill; Sharon Yoo, Family Promise Morris County Board Member. Click on photo for full article in the Morris News Bee.
Our Promise Hosts Multi-Cultural Holiday Celebration

Visitors of Our Promise Outreach Center enjoyed an afternoon of celebrating the holidays internationally. Guests got to hear stories about other cultures' holiday traditions, enjoy foods from afar, and play games from other lands.
A fun time was had by all!

A big thank-you to For Goodness Cakes, Suvio's Pizzeria & Restaurant - Morristown, Cluck-U Chicken - Morristown, Lokl Cafe - Morristown, and Family Promise Board Member, Sharon Yoo for providing delicious food for the event!
Marty's Reliable Cycle

Thank you, Marty's Reliable Cycle bike shop, Morristown, for donating five refurbished bikes to children in our programs. They are ecstatic to have a bike of their own to ride and are having fun with them even in the winter!
Long Hill Chapel

A big thank-you to Long Hill Chapel, Chatham Township, for providing a large supply of hand and foot warmers for visitors of Our Promise Outreach Center. The warmers are crucial for making it through these extra cold temps, day and night!
Greenbriar at Fox Ridge

Our heartfelt thanks to Greenbriar at Fox Ridge community, Rockaway, for donating many women's coats!

You filled a need for many women we serve across our programs and they are thrilled to have new coats.

We appreciate your support at such a crucial time of year!
Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township

Thank you, Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township, for always providing tremendous support to our families with donation drives!

The cleaning supplies and household
goods are a tremendous help for both housed families and for setting up
new homes.
Milton Avenue School

A warm thank-you to Milton Avenue School, Chatham, for donating hats, gloves, and coffee gift cards for visitors of Our Promise!

The extra warmth during these cold months is truly appreciated, and visitors love being treated to a hot cup of coffee!
Redeemer Lutheran Church has been supporting Family Promise and those we serve for two decades! They are a host congregation for our Emergency Shelter Program and have welcomed and cared for individuals and families in their time of need.

The warmth, generosity, and kindness of the Redeemer volunteers is what stands out most for many of our shelter graduate families.

Thank you Redeemer Lutheran Church for your outstanding support!
Redeemer Lutheran Church, Succasunna
*Click on the picture to read about Redeemer Lutheran Church in Family Promise's blog.
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 NJ.com at Unemployed in NJ who has put together an unemployment survival kit. For Unemployment Insurance go to: My Unemployment NJ.gov
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 ConsumerFinance.gov. 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.
Will You Consider Helping with the Following Needed Items?

  • New full size bed blankets
  • Bath towels in blue, gray or beige
  • Cleaning supplies, including brooms, mops & buckets
  • Toilet paper & paper towels
  • New microwaves
  • 13-gallon garbage cans
  • Plastic garbage bags
  • Hair products for textured hair, such as shampoo, conditioner, wide-tooth combs, shower caps, silk sleep caps, and doo-rags.

If interested in providing any of these items, please contact Nora Godown, n.godown@familypromisemorris.org or 973-619-8316.
Essential Needs for Our 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

Please email Family Promise at info@familypromisemorris.org to arrange
delivery of these key items to our day center.
Click on the map to see Family Promise
affiliates across the country!
Would you like to help a disabled guest feel more secure in his home? We are in need of two Alexa Echo Dot speakers and four smart plugs to equip a disabled gentleman with voice commands. This will provide assistance when needed and during an emergency. If you would like to donate, please contact Nora Godown at n.godown@familypromisemorris.org or
Do you have a sewing machine in good working condition that you would like to donate? Residents of the women's campus, Promising Solutions, are interested in sewing and need a good machine. If you would like to donate, please contact Nora Godown at n.godown@familypromisemorris.org or 973-619-8316.
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