Oops! You must enter a search term greater than 3 characters.

Invite reviews

Invite friends and colleagues to share their experiences with this nonprofit
43 Reviews
1234.837215
Write A Review
November 30, 2010

more

November 30, 2010

As a member of the Development Committee of HomeFront, I am in a position to observe all aspects of the organization. Tackling the Catch-22 that so many working poor face (some income but not enough) head on is the key to HomeFront's success. It is the epitome of "teaching a person to fish". Their programs train their clients in all aspects of life, from job seeking skills to budgeting to parenting. Their committment goes far beyond a hand out and a place to stay for a while. They provide a solid hand grasp and a refuge where families can recoup, reassess and recover.

The Great!

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

At the Family Preservation Center run by HomeFront, I have seen shattered families actively engaged in regaining their lives. One example is the arts program which has grown from a theraputic outlet to a viable gallery that sells clients' works to the general public.

Ways to make it better...

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

Encourage the executive board to concentrate more effort on endowment planning

More feedback...

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

It surpasses governmental assistance programs by concentrating on developing clients' skills to get meaningful jobs and offering the support necessary to allow the clients' to take advantage of the programs. Childcare and afterschool programs focus on the needs of the children while the parents can focus on moving forward.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

November 23, 2010

more

November 23, 2010

I have been involved with HomeFront off and on for the entire twenty years of its history. I believe I wrote their first foundation proposal, back when their primary activity was delivering food to homeless families in the "welfare motels" on Route One in New Jersey. Over the years I have looked in now and then and seen the evolution of the current multi-service agency serving thousands of people in a variety of ways. Their programs provide well more than food and shelter. They put a lot of focus on education and employment both for homeless and needy parents and for their children. Their programs break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, providing these families with a new start. Their current efforts also involve preventing homelessness, rather than treating it after it occurs. In my long career working with human services agencies, I have never seen anything like HomeFront. It is one of a kind.

The Great!

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

I have met a large number of HomeFront success stories, people with education and employment, many of whom currently volunteer to help others.

Ways to make it better...

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

I would hesitate to make any really significant change, given their spectacular growth and innovative development of a host of new programs.

Write A Review

Filter by reviewer role:

Support This Nonprofit

Help this nonprofit get more reviews

5 tips for getting reviews

5 tips for getting reviews...

  1. Sending an email to clients, volunteers, donors, board members, and other partners with a link to your profile page.
  2. Putting a link on your Web site
  3. Including a link in your email newsletter
  4. Putting a link in the signature of your email
    Putting a link on your facebook page and status updates
  5. Tweeting out a link to your twitter followers