NOVEMBER 2022 Newsletter
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  • Homebound Hustle 5K
  • Pet Care Program
  • Charles & Delia
  • Community Support
  • Resources
  • Helping Hands
Thank You for a Successful 5K!
What a beautiful day it was for so many supporters who came out and participated in our Steve Hammond Homebound Hustle 5K and 1-Mile Walk! The weather was gorgeous and the feel of community and partnership was in the air! Thank you for your incredible support of our mission to end the crisis of homelessness and increase housing stability in Morris County!

Thankful for Our Pet Care Program
Emergency Shelter graduate Crystal is thankful for the care shown to her pets while in our program. One of her biggest worries while experiencing homelessness was how her pets would be cared for.

Through Family Promise's Pet Care Program, Crystal's four-legged loved ones were well taken care of and loved, giving Crystal and her children peace of mind.

Crystal says, “Since I was a small child, I was an animal lover, always wanting to rescue all types of animals. Now as an adult, I'm able to do that! I own one rescued dog and two rescued cats. I have grown very fond of them. When the world is crazy and my days are going wild, nothing is better than coming home to their faces waiting at the door… it does something to my heart. Being able to care for my furry little loves sometimes is hard financially, but we always make it through (with help of course!). I'm so grateful for the help we receive through Family Promise’s Pet Care Program, because I'm able to give my furry friends what they need, aside from all the love my children and I have for them! They are a part of our family, and they give unconditional love and affection, often when we need it most!”
Congratulations to Charles and Dee!

Congratulations to Charles, Operations Associate at Family Promise of Morris County, on his marriage to fiance' Delia!

We wish you many years of love, happiness, and beautiful memories together!
COMMUNITY SUPPORT
Many Thanks to You!
 
Thank you to all our dedicated, hard-working volunteers and donors for always supporting the individuals and families we serve together! Your devotion to ending homelessness in our county has helped house, clothe, feed, educate, and take care of our most vulnerable neighbors.

We are grateful for each and every one of you who has made a positive difference
in the lives of those we serve!
Thank You, Chloe!

A warm thank-you to Chloe for choosing Family Promise and those we serve for her religious confirmation service hours! She decided to dedicate all her hours towards collecting highly needed supplies for our families and individuals.

We appreciate so much Chloe's hard work and dedication!
Mendham Hills Community Church

A big thanks to Mendham Hills Community Church for spending some hours on a Saturday getting our day center renovation project started!

Several congregation members worked hard removing old carpet, old hardware, and prepping the space.
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
 
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.
HELPING HANDS

Sleeping Bags Needed! The cold weather is almost upon us, and we are in need of sleeping bags for visitors of Our Promise drop-in center. If you would like to donate, please contact Nora Godown at n.godown@familypromisemorris.org.
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Will You Consider Helping with the Following Needed Items?

  • 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, n.godown@familypromisemorris.org 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
Mouthwash
Hand Sanitizer or Hand Wipes
Sanitizing Wipes & Other Cleaning Supplies
Laundry Detergent
Wash Cloths
Pocket Tissues
Umbrellas

Please email Family Promise at info@familypromisemorris.org to donate
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affiliates across the country!
Family Promise of Morris County | 973-998-0820 | info@familypromisemorris.org www.familypromisemorris.org