FAMILY PROMISE OF MONMOUTH COUNTY INC

Rating: 4.8 stars   5 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing, Human Services

Location: Po BOx 304 Keansburg NJ 07734 USA

Mission: SUPPORT FOR HOMELESS FAMILIES

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Rating: 5 stars  

Family Promise works to help families regain a place to live. Most have had a major issue--illness or accident, job loss--that has caused them to lose their home. Many times, Dad and Mom are working or trying to work but just can't get caught up and then ahead of the bills. Family Promise provides a place to stay (one week per church with a rotation among about 11 churches), meals (breakfast and dinner with fixings available to pack a lunch) and counseling re: jobs, budgeting, etc. This enables families to save enough money for a security deposit, etc to get into an apartment or house again.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the smiles and thank yous from participants and the knowledge that I AM doing what Jesus would do.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

find a way to fund another van and case worker so we could double the size and the number of families helped.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked with Family Promise since it started in Monmouth County. I have talked to many guests--people who just had a run of bad luck. This organization is special for several reasons--it targets FAMILIES who need help and are willing to follow some rules to receive the help, it gives people specific jobs they can do to help those in need and it does it without the government's involvement. I have found most guests want to get their life together and not need this assistance any longer than they have to--it is really a hand up, not a hand out.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the joy when a family is moving into their own housing after staying with Family Promise for a rotation or two. And I've had little kids run up and hug me and moms say thank you and dads just shake my hand. I've even had people ask me for a recipe after I've served them an evening meal!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

find a way to fund another day center and van so more churches and people could be involved. There are families in this county that do not have a place to live. This is a expensive area for living!

Rating: 4 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

Just this year I have begun working with Family Promise through our church, which has also been involved since it began in our area 11 years ago. This year has brought both challenges and rewards for myself personally, and I have been blessed this year to be a part of something that helps families take the last (and often hardest) step to reclaiming their place in the world. Cindy Ferrador

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

This organization has helped me to understand that we need to help people right in our own neighborhoods, not just in other countries.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Try to find a place where more families could be helped at once, right now space is an issue.

Rating: 5 stars  

I am a relatively new volunteer to Family Promise of Monmouth County - I was searching for ways for my children and I to give back a bit to our community. Working full time and being a single mom, I searched for an organization that was well run, organized and successful in its endeavors in order to be certain my limited time would be productive. I found that in FPMC. My research showed they have a successful model in doing what they do - I believe they are one of a kind in our area. I have seen first hand how dedicated and hands on the staff and other volunteers are. It is time well spent and a joy to see the successes of this well run organization. It is a model organization in my opinion from which other non profits could pattern themselves upon.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No changes needed - it is run very efficiently -just more funding to expand their reach and successes to directly help additional families.

Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

I've been helping this organization for 9 years, since my twins were 3. Now they help too. It has been a wonderful experience and has afforded my husband and me with the opportunity to teach our children, by example, how to try to live selflessly and in service to others while in turn ever reminding us of how blessed. The organization relies on volunteers to make it work. When it comes to what non-profit organization we support financially, it's always an easy choice, knowing we are truly helping our neighbors in need.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

how thoughtful my children have become.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

wish for more board members and large dollar regular donors.

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