Family Promise of Bergen County - Ridgewood, NJ

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100 Dayton Street
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
: 201-833-8009
: www.bergenfamilypromise.org

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Description: Emergency Shelter for homeless working families.

The Family Promise Network is a sheltering program for homeless families with dependent children, accommodating up to 14 people at a time. Local congregations host the families overnight on a weekly rotating basis. Volunteers from host congregations, as well as neighboring support congregations, provide meals, discreet sleep areas and needed encouragement. Families have access to a FP run day center from 7 AM until 6 PM to pursue better employment, affordable housing, showers, laundry, etc. Case management to prepare the families for re-entry into the community is a key element of this program.

New Leaf Transitional Housing Program
Family Promise of Bergen County manages and monitors seven apartments in its transitional housing program known as New Leaf. Client families who have consistently followed the guidelines while participating in the Family Promise Program are given the opportunity to live in Family Promise subsidized apartment. Participants typically remain in the program twelve to eighteen months as they make the transition from homelessness to independent living. Families work with a Family Case Manager in areas of financial planning, job training, educational options, employment, childcare, and a mandatory savings plan. Counseling and other support services are available, encouraging individuals to take the measures necessary to reach the goal of permanent housing.

Do you have items to donate? Contact Family Promise of Bergen County at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.


Important:
Many of these shelters now have waiting lists. Please call before going to them. Many waiting lists are very long. Shelters and service also go out of business. Always call ahead to confirm that this location is still active. If you find that this location is no longer operating, please send us a comment using the form below.

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Do you have items to donate? Contact Family Promise of Bergen County at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.

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