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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Homeless & Housing, Homeless Shelters, Human Services, Mental Health, Mental Health Disorders, Residential Care & Adult Day Programs, Residential Mental Health Treatment

Mission: Community Hope's mission: Creating a brighter future for individuals recovering from mental illness and substance abuse by providing housing and services in a dignified, respectful, and person-centered way.

Programs: Consumer programs: the organization provides residential facilities, including housing & support services to persons living with mental illness. The organization serves the adult & youth residents of morris sussex & warren counties as well as housing for veterans. The community residences are staffed 24 hours per day by professional counselors who provide aid with daily living skills, crisis intervention and medication monitoring. These counselors assist residents in transitioning back into the community and workforce after psychiatric hospitalization.

veterans program: hope for veterans is a transitional housing program developed by community hope for veterans having honorably served our country in time of need who have since fallen upon hard times. Opened in 2004 with 70 beds, it is the largest and most comprehensive program for homeless veterans in new jersey. The goal of the hope for veterans initiative is to provide a safe, supportive environment wherein former servicemen and women can start rebuilding their lives. In december 2007, a new wing opened to accommodate a continuous waiting list of homeless veterans seeking entry into the program. Today, the program serves 95 veterans daily.

ssvf - supportive services for veteran families is a homeless prevention program designed to assist low-income veteran families in maintaining their housing and/or rapidly re-housing homeless veterans and their families in sussex, warren, somerset, morris and passaic counties, new jersey. Veteran families will receive case management to assist them in developing a housing stability plan which may include support services, financial assistance and access to support benefits. Candidates: veteran families who meet any of the following categories:- currently residing in permanent housing, and at risk of becoming homeless. - currently homeless or- recently exited permanent housing and scheduled or able to become a resident of permanent housing within 90 days.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was one day from being homeless my family wanted nothing to do with me I had an alcohol and drug problem, I called lions and they sent people down to pick me up from the shore and drive me an hour back to lions. I stayed in the domiciliary for one year and then I was moved over to community hope and in community hope that help that the lion the domiciliary started continued. Anthony oaks the director of the program was an amazing man between the veterans services and community Hope services they saved my life, they gave me my respect back they got me clean and sober I no longer have the need for alcohol drugs. I live in a beautiful apartment thanks to Anthony oaks and community hope, I have great neighbors I am happy and I have my family back in my life, my family is very pleased with the changes they've seen in me it's a wonderful thing what community hope and the domiciliary at the veterans Lyons VA does to save people's lives I can't say enough about lions VA, community hope or Anthony oaks what a beautiful program what beautiful people may God bless them all

Review from Guidestar

3 Beth7Cam

Client Served

Rating: 3

I was diagnosed with depression at the age of 16 and also have a physical disability. i came from a loving family but as I watched friends and classmates move on ton their own apartments, i wanted that kind of independence for myself. So in 1994, I started doing research & with the help of my therapist found Community Hope.