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Phone: 973-678-3556
11 South Maple Avenue
East Orange
New Jersey 07018
USA
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Target demographics: homeless young women and mothers from all over the state of New Jersey to learn the skills needed for self sufficiency and to break the cycle of homelessness

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Participate in our Annual Gardening Event, cook an International meal with residents, tutors - assist residents with homework assignments, provide Kiddie Care for resident’s children.

Geographic areas served: State of New Jersey

Programs: shelter, counseling, life skills, educational advancement, and critical social services within a supportive family-like environment.

Mission:
Our mission is to improve the prospects of individual achievement for at-risk youth and young adults through education and community services, thereby contributing to the long-term stability of our community.
Results:
Since inception, Sierra House has served 103 women and children. Of the total population served 71 were adults and 32 were babies. At intake (before being enrolled):
o 66% had earned a HS diploma or GED
o 24% had not earned their HS diploma or GED
o 4% were enrolled in HS or a GED program
o 13% were enrolled in post secondary education/job training
o 69% were unemployed
o 3% received unemployment
o 38% were mothers

While living at Sierra House:
o 31% enrolled in college or other postsecondary programs
o 9 % enrolled in high school or a GED program
o 28% became employed
o 1 out of 71 or 1% became pregnant
o 6 out of 71 or 9% received their HS diplomas/GEDs
o 57% were aided in obtaining public assistance
o 11% were terminated for noncompliance

Sierra House is proud to report that 70% of those we served transitioned to self-sufficiency. Of this number:
o 34% were reunified with their families
o 22% moved in a shared apartment
o 44% moved into their own apartment

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07/24/13
I was 22 years of age when I entered into Sierra House. I was very depressed due to the fact that my daughter was taken by DYFS because of my finances and my living situation. I was devastated and had little hope of moving forward with my life. Moving to Sierra House has helped me to have a stable... more »
07/23/13
I am a 26yr old mother with a 4yr old daughter. I fell on hard times with my first apartment and I didn’t have the support of my daughter’s father, so I ended up losing my place and becoming homeless with a child. One day I opened up to a social worker who works in my daughter’s school and she... more »
07/19/13
The Sierra House was a big help to me in my life. I did not have much when I moved in October, 2012. The house staff gave me a lot of support when I was feeling down. I could come to the staff about any and everything and they never judged me. When I first moved in, I didn’t have my high school ... more »
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