Mission: This year saw the start of the development of the new homefront family campus homeless
Programs: Prevention/emergency services: emergency shelter-: family preservation center(short-term shelter for 40 families & 10 single women who build the skills to become self-sufficent & gain permanent housing); freshstart (short-term housing for homeless working poor families, we assist with securing permanent housing while providing intensive case management); huchet house(residential program for homeless pregnant women who are connected with medical services & acquire the skills to be effective, loving & self-sufficent mothers) homelessness prevention; provides funds for back rent/mortgage/utilities & security deposits to enable county residents at risk of eviction to maintain their housing. Over $464,000 was issued during the last fiscal year. The resource network: provides very low income families with the tools they need to establish a life with dignity. During our last fiscal year, over $4,193,292 in donated goods & services was distributed including furnish the future (furniture & appliances) & the freestore (clothing/household items)
client support services: employment-focused skills building: homefront recognizes that the basic foundation for independence is education and employment. Our opportunities for our clients are always growing and today include: high school equivalency classes and testing, microsoft office training and certification, trade skills training, employment readiness training and job placement counseling, micro-business crafting through our artspace and sewing space programs, advice on how to become invol
housing: it soon became clear to us that providing services and programs alone only addressed one side of the crisis faced by the homeless and low income families of mercer county. Without access to safe and affordable housing, there can be no home. We are dedicated to the development of affordable service-enriched housing for low income families; as well as to the provision of transitional housing, where families can build their skills as they prepare to move into permanent housing. Our housing
The Best In New Jersey! If I were ever in trouble, I would trust the loving, compassionate and competent staff of HomeFront to help me. That is the reason why as a volunteer, I became a donor and then ultimately a Board Member. It's impossible to expeience/witness the work at HomeFront without wanting to do more to help HomeFront reach more clients. Their mission to end homelessness is but the tip of the iceberg in terms of the services provided to the families who are the clients of HomeFront.
HomeFront gives people the opportunity to make a real, tangible difference in the community. They not only help people get back on their feet - they make sure they will stay there, by helping them learn the skills they need to break the cycle of poverty. They provide opportunities for people of all ages to volunteer through their backpack and holiday drives - whole families can make a difference in the life of a child. We are proud to support their work.