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Review for FAMILY PROMISE OF MONMOUTH COUNTY INC, Keansburg, NJ, USA

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.

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

Role:  Volunteer & Most recently, I cook a meal and spend an evening with families.

Review for FAMILY PROMISE OF MONMOUTH COUNTY INC, Keansburg, NJ, USA

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.

Role:  Volunteer & I have coordinated meals for one location and have fixed many meals.