Interfaith Hospitality Network of Essex Country

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.

Does your family need emergency shelter?
Call IHN at 973-746-1400, Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.


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    IHN Sets Date for Annual Breakfast

    Once again, IHN will hold its annual breakfast on Wednesday, October 14th from 8 – 9 a.m. at Mayfair Farms in West Orange. Using the theme, “A Journey Home”, staff, board members and client families will engage the audience with how IHN meets its mission of helping homeless families with emergency shelter and housing. The ...
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    Determined to Succeed

    Kowie couldn’t imagine having to go into a shelter. After she and her husband Rashawn lost their jobs in Alabama they moved to NJ where they had grown up.
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    Young Philanthropist Donates Gift Cards

    Young Ruby Kresch held a bake sale at her house so she could raise money for IHN. Her Shop Rite gift cards were a much-needed donation.
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    The Project that Keeps on Giving

    Workshops with WPU students give info, confidence, and inspiration for job seekers.
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    Far Brook Students Give Back

    For three years running, the Far Brook classes have put together small care packages that include a pair of mittens or socks, a packet of hot cocoa and a handwritten note.
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    IHN Children Visit the Red Cross and the Montclair Police

    On two recent Fun Friday activities, children walked to the American Red Cross – North Jersey Region and the Montclair Police Dept.
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    In Praise of Grandma

    With rental and food assistance from IHN, Vicki was able to move into a new apartment and provide her grandson with the stability he needs.
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    IHN familes get their house spruced up

    When it was Corbin Berry’s time to choose an Eagle Scout Project he looked no further than IHN. The requirements for a project were that it had to benefit the community while demonstrating his skills as a leader.
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    Donate your vehicle and support IHN

    Wondering what to do with your used car or truck? Instead of selling, trading or storing your vehicle, you can donate it to Interfaith Hospitality Network of Essex County. It’s convenient, easy, and you may qualify you for a tax deduction.
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