Help Us Keep Our Doors Open!

It has been two and a half years since Family Promise has opened our doors and began providing services to homeless families in Warren County. During that time we have been able to help 25 families with children in the IHN program get back on their feet and become more productive members of the community. In twelve months we have assisted 96 Warren County households with the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program [HPRP] consisting of 508 people. The HPRP funds expended in Warren County amounted to $250,529.68. That was accomplished with a staff of one paid case manager, me and the dedicated volunteers. I challenge other New Jersey private nonprofit agencies, with limited infrastructure, staff and funding such as ours, to report such successes. 

And we could not have done this without your help. With you we are working tirelessly to make a difference in Warren county. At this point, we are on the cusp of some great advances such as: 
Additional churches are joining this mission to host and support families in transition. 
New funding ideas and options are being pursued to sustain this program. 
Signature events such as our annual Evening of Comedy at Hawk Pointe Golf Club are being developed. 
Housing homeless families with children and preventing evictions enable us to work both ends of the homelessness problem.  

Unfortunately, we find ourselves in a difficult situation at this time due to a lack of contributions in this downturned economy. Like other small, private nonprofit agencies, our contributions have dwindled during this tough time. We are in serious trouble right now. We are working long and grueling hours to keep our doors open. We need everyone’s help to spread the word of our mission and of our successes to your friends, neighbors, co-workers and employers. 

We are making real inroads to end homelessness in Warren County. Our IHN and Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Programs [HPRP] have made a significant and positive impact in the County. 

So that we can continue our work to end homelessness, we are asking you to consider an end of year donation, or perhaps taking up a special offering at your church for our Interfaith Hospitality Network. 

Please help us to keep our doors open so that we can continue our work to have the families and children of this County in safe, permanent and affordable housing! 

Thank you, and have a very blessed Christmas and prosperous New Year. 

Sincerely, 

Bob Frankenfield, Executive Director 

Family Promise of Warren County/IHN


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