June 2020 Newsletter
Scroll below for
  • Family Promise 5K
  • Video message from Pastor Carie Morgan of First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna
  • Community serving community
  • Resources for community members in need
Welcome Home, Stacy and Derek!

Congratulations to Stacy and Derek, who, after a long struggle with homelessness, have moved into their new home! They are excited to begin this promising new chapter in their lives and are enjoying settling into a safe and private space of their own.

In Derek's choked-up words, " This is just like everything that you would hope, dream and wish for, and it's just all right here for us."
Thank you for all your support to Stacy and Derek during their alternative shelter stay at a motel. The meals and essential supplies you provided to the couple helped them feel cared for and greatly helped to keep their spirits up during this especially challenging time!
COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill
Running to Support Homelessness!

Many supporters of individuals and families experiencing homelessness took to the streets, trails and treadmills on June 14th to run Family Promise's Virtual 5k. We had a great response and outpouring of runners upping their game for those in crisis!

Thank you for making a 3.1-mile effort to support our neighbors in need!
Jana Klosowski, Mendham Hills Community Church
Agnes & Steve Beede, Grace Church
Deb Millard, Mendham Hills Community Church
A Message and Blessing from Pastor Carie Morgan

Pastor Carie Morgan of  First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna  talks about the health crisis situation and delivers a special blessing for Family Promise and those we serve.

Click the video on the left to view message.
COMMUNITY SUPPORT
Morris County Freeholders

Thank you to Kathy DeFillippo and the Morris County Freeholders for their essential donation of masks to our drop-in center, Our Promise!

This vital level of protection will help keep visitors of Our Promise healthy and safe!
Colonial Closet

Thank you to Morristown High School's Colonial Closet for providing an abundance of soap, bodywash and shampoo for all of our guests!

Your support of these highly-needed items is truly appreciated!
Forever 21

A big thank-you to Forever 21 for donating 200 masks, each uniquely made, to our staff, Board, volunteers and guests in all of our programs!

You have helped keep many people protected and safe during these ongoing challenging times!
Front Line Sewing Angels

Thank you to Front Line Sewing Angels for providing masks, kids' activities, bedding, toiletries and shower curtains to individuals and families we serve!

Your packages of essential items lifted spirits and were immensely appreciated by many who are struggling!
RESOURCES
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
 
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 Assistanc e – For additional assistance with food, financial needs, and health insurance, check out  NJ Helps.
 
Mental Health Services  Family Intervention Services can help with mental health assistance where you can connect with a specialist. They offer Spanish-speaking counselors and have free options. You may also call 973-324-7879 to speak with a specialist.
 
Text NJCOVID to 898-211 t o 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.
Would you like to donate a vacuum cleaner?

We need your help! Our newly housed families are in need of vacuum cleaners and are eager to keep their new homes clean for their families.

Please email Family Promise at info@familypromisemorris.org if interested in arranging a no-contact delivery of a vacuum cleaner to our day center.
Donate Your Cancelled Event to Families in Need!

Your special event, birthday, or other celebration can be turned into a fundraiser or donated to the families we serve just by clicking the link below!
Essential Needs for Our Guests During this Challenging Time:


Masks
Hand Sanitizer
Toilet Paper
Sanitizing Wipes & Other Cleaning Supplies
Disposable Gloves
Bottled Water
Gatorade


Please email Family Promise at info@familypromisemorris.org t o arrange
a no-contact delivery of these key items to our day center.
Click on the map to see Family Promise affiliates across the country!
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