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.

News

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    Double Your Year End Donation

    For the second year in a row, the Partners for Health (PFH) Foundation has chosen IHN as one of the non-profits for whom they will offer a matching grant up to $12,000! Here’s how it works: Simply donate $50 or more between November 1 – December 31 and PFH will match your gift 1:1  under ...
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    Another School Year Celebrated

    School’s out and that means it’s time to celebrate another good year with the IHN After School Program. Turning to our favorite party planners, Liquid Church put on a wonderful celebration. This beach-themed party combined good food, crafts (the sand art got top ratings!), and recognition for the students and tutors alike. Those who moved up from ...
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    XL Catlin Beautifies Apartment Building for IHN Families

    It was a beautiful blue-sky day, perfect for working in the garden. That’s exactly what our newest friend, XL Catlin did as part of their Global Day of Giving. Isabelle Felix, from their Bloomfield office, coordinated a visit from ten of their employees to rehabilitate a 4-unit apartment in Orange that is occupied by IHN families ...
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    Giving Comfort, One Box at a Time

    Meghan Nevolo remembers volunteering for IHN at her church, St. Philomena’s, from the time she was 6 or 7 years old. She’d play with the kids while her mother helped fix dinner. As she got older,
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    A Place to Thrive

    Home is a place where you’re supposed to be able to unwind and relax after a long day of school or work. But for Cherlyn Green and her 11-year-old daughter, home became a place that literally made them sick. She first started noticing mold — it was growing on the windows. Next, she found rodent ...
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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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