Guiding Families Towards Home

Interfaith Hospitality Network of Essex County

We help homeless families — parents and children — who are in need of shelter. We give them a place to stay and three meals a day by housing them at our network of churches and synagogues. While they’re in our shelter network, we work with moms and dads on a plan that addresses the issues that led to their homelessness. Goals are set and parents are compassionately guided to take the steps necessary to find a home and become self-sufficient.


Call IHN at 973-746-1400, Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
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IHN Back-to-School Drive

IHN is holding its annual back-to-school drive so IHN children will have the school items they need come September. Can you help us?



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William Paterson Students Collaborate with IHN Children

As a professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at William Paterson University, Sharon Simmons wanted to expose her students to IHN and our mission.




Shop Amazon and Support IHN

Next time you shop on Amazon why not make it count for IHN? How, you say? By being connected through AmazonSmile, a simple and automatic way for you to support IHN at no cost to you. In fact, IHN will receive 0.5% of eligible purchases.




IHN Essex Receives Support from Montclair-based Organizations

The Montclair Foundation awarded IHN $10,000 to help provide IHN families in Montclair with case management services so they can set goals for self-sufficiency and work on a plan to achieve them.




Montessori Children’s Academy Chooses IHN for Drive

Every year, elementary-aged students at the Montessori Children’s Academy of Short Hills vote on a charity that they’d like to support and this year IHN received the honor.




Bicycle Donations Keep Memory Alive

For the past five years, many IHN children have received their own bicycles thanks to Mike’s Bikes, a yearly donation program initiated by Mike’s daughter, Merrill Silver.




Momagama Chooses IHN in Gift of Giving Campaign

Momagama, a hyperlocal website for moms, has chosen IHN as the recipient of its first ever Gift of Giving.




IHN Children Receive New Pets

The children at IHN just got some new pets: six tropical fish along with a new 10-gallon aquarium.






IHN Annual Breakfast to Support Homeless Families in Essex County

Interfaith Hospitality Network of Essex County is holding A Chance for Every Child fundraising event at Mayfair Farms in West Orange on Wednesday, Oct. 23.







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This video shows how faithful friends of IHN...staff, volunteers, and board members... help care for homeless families in Essex County, making lasting and impactful relationships..

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