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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    A Successful Partnership

    IHN has had its eyes on the Partners for Health (PFH) Foundation for some time. Imagine our excitement when they came to us with a clever way to work together. Under its campaign to Prevent Hunger and Homelessness, IHN would be eligible for matching grants from the Foundation for year-end donations that we solicit. In fact, ...
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    Montclair Public Library Brings The Little Read to IHN After School Program

    The Montclair Public Library has recently become involved with the IHN After School Program by bringing STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to our students. Additionally, on December 5th, volunteers introduced them to The Little Read program, reading aloud to the children, asking them what they liked about the stories and offering free books to ...
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    Double the Impact of Your Gift to IHN

    IHN has a special opportunity for donors to double their donations. Through a special grant, the Partners for Health Foundation will match your donation of $50 or more, up to $10,000.  Simply click this link to donate $50 or more to IHN by December 31, 2015 Please note that your contribution will be to Partners for Health, but ...
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    Support IHN and Watch Great Hockey!

    Looking for the perfect gift for a family member or friend? Why not give the gift of hockey. When you do, you’ll be supporting IHN. The fun happens on Friday, January 8th at 7 PM when the New Jersey Devils go up against the Boston Bruins at the Prudential Center in Newark. Order tickets here.
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    Liquid Church Throws Halloween Bash

    IHN children had a real treat at the Halloween party thrown by Liquid Church. Not only did the church provide 27 costumes according to the children’s wish list but they also gave them a party full of games, face painting and snacks.
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    IHN’s Annual Breakfast a Huge Success

    IHN held its Annual Breakfast on Wednesday, October 14th featuring the theme, A Journey Home. Acting in the role of emcee, Executive Director Emma Justice welcomed the more than 350 guests to the event at Mayfair Farms in West Orange.
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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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