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.
- 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.Read more»
- 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.Read more»
- Workshops with WPU students give info, confidence, and inspiration for job seekers.Read more»
- 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.Read more»
- On two recent Fun Friday activities, children walked to the American Red Cross – North Jersey Region and the Montclair Police Dept.Read more»
- 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.Read more»
- 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.Read more»
- 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.Read more»