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Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Prepare and serve dinner to homeless individuals

Programs: 1. Bergen Family Promise Interfaith Housing Network
2. New Leaf Transitional Housing
3. Fast Track to Success
4. After Care
5. Camp Lots of Fun
6. Walk-In-Dinner

Our mission is to provide hospitality to the homeless and to keep families together in times of crisis, shepherding them through temporary periods of homelessness by helping them create an achievable vision and develop a strong foundation for self-sufficiency.
In the past year, Family Promise—through the Family Promise Network and New Leaf Programs—provided 11,291 bed nights to working, homeless families. Further, o Our volunteers prepared and served 52,089 free meals to homeless individuals at the Walk-In-Dinner Program at the Bergen County Health and Human Services shelter in Hackensack. o Our Family Case Managers met 1,491 times with families in our shelter programs. o We developed the Fast Track to Success Program to take families who are operating in survival mode, with no vision for their future, and help them create a long-term life plan. o We formalized an After Care Program to provide a monthly rent subsidy and on-going case management and emotional support for the period of one year for families after they leave our transitional housing program to begin independent living.

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28 years ago I heard about this organization and decided to help. Since then, I ran a shelter for homeless families for 22 years and when that closed, I moved on to office work. This organization has sheltered more than 500 families in those years, has moved most of them into independent living ... more »
I retired from the corporate world in 1985 and for some 10-11 years thereafter I was involved with an organization that sponsored seminars for business executives. Then strictly by chance, I had my first contact with Family Promise when I volunteered to help out a local church who was then ... more »
I have been supporting Family Promise of Bergen County for many years and am honored to be able to endorse their activities. The neediest among us are their constituents - either feeding homeless individuals at the county shelter, sheltering homeless families temporarily down on their luck, helping ... more »
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