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Dinner on May 30th to Benefit Family Promise

posted May 8, 2015, 4:12 PM by web feat   [ updated May 8, 2015, 4:14 PM ]


A delicious pork and sauerkraut dinner is being hosted by the United Presbyterian Church of Belvidere on Saturday, May 30th, and all are invited!

Dinner will be served from 4:30 to 7:00 pm, with all proceeds benefiting the Warren County Family Promise/Interfaith Hospitality Network.

Tickets are just $10.00 for adults, and $5.00 for children under 12. Our thanks to United Presbyterian Church in Belvidere! 

To reserve your tickets, call:  908-475-2771 or 908-475-2523

United Presbyterian Church of Belvidere
224 Mansfield St.
Belvidere, NJ 07823

To help spread the word, download the flyer below.

Join Us June 6th for An Evening of Comedy!

posted May 2, 2015, 10:07 AM by web feat   [ updated ]

Howl with laughter, have a great dinner and support a marvelous cause with Family Promise of Warren County's Evening of Comedy, Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Hawk Pointe Golf Club, Route 31, Washington Township NJ. 

The evening includes a full buffet dinner, socializing with the comedians, cash bar and raffle - all leading up to performances by four talented and very funny standup comics.

The event is led by National Headliners Vanessa Hollingshead and Mark DeMayo and feature Adam Lucidi and Phil Sweet (read more about them below). 

Admission to this exciting and fun filled charitable event is just $50 for the show and dinner. 

     *  Doors open at 6:30 PM 
     *  Dinner begins at 7:15 PM 
     *  Comedy show starts at 8:30 PM 

~ Cash bar and raffle and will continue throughout the evening ~

This event is open to the public and all are invited. The show has sold out in previous years, so buy your tickets now! A number of sponsorship opportunities are also still available. 

For sponsorship and ticket information:
 
Call Bob or Vivienne at 908-453-2194
 
Tickets are also available for purchase online, 24/7 at http://eveningofcomedy.bpt.me/
 or by calling 1-800-838-3006. 

Help us spread the news - download the flier below
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Meet the Talent:

  Vanessa Hollingshead
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From the first moment Vanessa hit the stage, waiting well over 4 hours at an “Open Mic” to do 5 minutes of comedy…..she knew she was “home.” She would temp all over the city during the day as a word-processor and be in the clubs at night to perform. She often slept in the bathrooms at work, or on her lunch hour. Vanessa never looked back. It paid off. After two years, she was able to make a living being a working comic.

Vanessa was recently on VH1’s Lords of the Revolution, has had her own Comedy Central Presents, has taped her second DVD at Gotham, “American Anglomaniac” and is taping her third DVD, “Drunk” at Stand Up New York, October 17th. She was one of the first comics to go out to the Middle East when the war started. She has performed for Comedy Central in Australia, as well as numerous shows in the UK and Amsterdam, she also has had critical acclaim with her one woman show “Flashback”, and just complete her second one person show, called “The Hold”.

When not working, twittering, face-booking, she is active in helping people that have had serious drug/alcohol problems, and performs in prisons and institutions, and for the VA Hospitals in the NY Area. Her husband Lucien Hold passed away from complications due to Scleroderma, and she is active with that organization. 

For more information, visit Vanessa's website at http://www.vanessahollingshead.com/ 
 
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Mark DeMayo is fresh off taping Gotham Comedy Live for AXS.TV. He is a regular at the top Comedy Clubs in NYC & Tri-State area. He headlines Casino Resorts and has toured College Campuses throughout the country. Mark worked his way to the top of the comedy business, all the while continuing to fight crime as a NYC Police Detective. 

Recently retired from The NYPD. Mark is now free to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, about what it’s really like to be a NYC Cop. Mark's stories about his days on the force are hysterical, insightful and interesting and will soon be included in his One Man Show perfectly entitled "20 & OUT."

Mark has been featured on ShowTime's "White Boyz in da Hood" Comedy Centrals "Laffopolooza" Si-Tv's "Latino Laughter" and the film "Stand-Up 360". He can also be seen giving celebrity commentary on MTV & Spike TV. 

Mark is also an accomplished actor with guest starring roles on CBS "DellaVentura" "Central Park West" and Fox "The Jury".

"Mark DeMayo is hilarious." The Stand Comedy Club, www.thestandnyc.com 
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Adam Lucidi has been performing all over the country, bringing a sarcastic and sometimes nostalgic view of his life and the world around him. Making his television debut on Gotham Comedy Live on AXS TV and being featured in Time Out New York, Adam continues to leave a dent in the world of comedy. 

Whether he's talking about his small town, being a "buckist", or his common sense fighting against booksmarts, Adam as taken his "boy next door charm with a sharptongue," to top NYC venues like Gotham Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, Comix, Broadway Comedy Club and NYU as well as colleges, comedy clubs and benefit shows across the nation. But wherever he is, one thing is guaranteed, he'll leave the audience wanting more.
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Phil Sweet grew up in northeastern PA and moved to New Jersey in 1992. In 2009, he retired after 30 years with a large Corporation and started doing standup after he realized that his whole career was actually 30 years of comedy material. 

Phil's shrewd commentary on the modern world gone wacky gives audiences lots to think about and even more to laugh about. He has performed from Virginia to Massachusetts at comedy festivals, benefit shows and comedy clubs including Gotham, Broadway, Eastville and Laugh Lounge in NYC, Helium in Philly and Catch a Rising Star in NJ. 

He won the "Catch a New Rising Star" contest in 2010 and the Eastville comedy club's "Eastville's Next Headliner" contest in 2011. Phil also produces and performs in comedy benefit shows which have generated more than $70,000 for numerous philanthropic and charitable organizations.

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Help us spread the news - download the flier below

Thanks to Lowes for Their Support!

posted May 2, 2015, 9:07 AM by web feat

Our thanks to Phillipsburg Lowes store and manager Lisa Hoffman for their recent product donation for our Day Center.   This donation allows us to maintain a safe facility for families in crisis. 

 As many know, we are self-supporting agency, and without the support of individual and private donors like Lowe’s, we would be unable to provide for the most vulnerable families in our own backyards. 

Family Promise of Warren County is now operating the full continuum of homeless services including:
     * Homelessness prevention, 
     * Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) shelter, 
     * Rapid re-housing services,  
     * Permanent supportive housing,  
     * Other collaborative programs with partners in the nonprofit 
        community.  

Our agency is small in size but the scope of services and impact are huge.  Providing the basic necessities of food, clothing and shelter, last year alone we provided 4,932 meals to families with children.

Thanks to everyone for your support to help displaced families with children remain together and be safe.  Your willingness to help folks weather the crises in their lives makes all the difference. 

Join Cardboard City on May 9th

posted Apr 14, 2015, 6:05 PM by web feat

Ever wonder what homeless family’s experience? 

Want to do something to help? 


Then join us as we raise awareness and come together to raise money for local organizations that support and help the homeless and impoverished in our community. 


What: A Cardboard City- our goal is to gather as many youth together as possible and spend the night in a temporary dwelling; a cardboard box

When: Saturday May 9th-Sunday May 10th @ 3:30pm (to assemble houses and attend 5:30pm Mass) -8:30am 

Why: To raise awareness of homelessness here within our local community and to raise money for organizations that support the homeless and impoverished. (Monies to be donated to Family Promise of Warren County Inc. www.wcihn.org)

Where: Parking lot of Church of the Assumption’s School and Church of the Assumptions front lawn. Hackettstown, NJ

How: Become a resident of the city by collecting pledges and spending one night in a cardboard box. Invite your friends to participate as well.

Bring: Your dwelling if possible, (or contact Lisa Valentino and let her know that you will need a box.) Duct tape, a sleeping bag and a pillow, a quiet game like cards.

Do Not Bring: Personal electronic devices (such as ipods, hand held video games etc.) If you bring a cell phone we will ask that you use it in case of emergency only.

What will be provided at the event?  A simple meal for dinner much like what would be served at a soup kitchen and a simple breakfast in the morning as well. 

What if it rains? Just as the homeless do we will cope with the weather that day. If a safety risk is involved we will move the event indoors.

We will be having Adoration all night long starting at 10:45pm and going through the night till 6:15am please consider signing up for a half hour or so and pray with us before our Lord for all who are homeless.

Security and adult chaperones will be on site at all times. Adult volunteers are needed to help in this area so please consider volunteering. 

For more information or to volunteer to help at this event please contact: 

Lisa Valentino at the parish office (908)852-3320 or by email: w.assumption@comcast.net
 
St. Mary’s School and Church of the Assumption
302 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 

Help us spread the word - download and share the flyer below


Special Event to Benefit Homeless Families

posted Apr 14, 2015, 5:35 PM by web feat

The Women’s Philanthropy Division of The Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren Counties welcomes June Feiss Hersh to our community. 

She will discuss her book Recipes Remembered, A Celebration of Survival, a cookbook featuring recipes and stories from Holocaust survivors. Books will be available for purchase at the event with the proceeds going to Women’s Philanthropy. June will personally sign each book.

Proceeds from this event will benefit homeless children and families locally and in Israel, at Interfaith Hospitality Network of Somerset County, Family Promise of Warren County, Family Promise of Hunterdon County, and Gagon in Israel.

Temple Beth El, Hillsborough Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 6:30 PM.
Couvert $40

To register, visit www.jfedshaw.org/women
For more information, download fliers below

Together We All Win!

posted Apr 7, 2015, 1:55 PM by web feat   [ updated Apr 7, 2015, 2:03 PM ]


Join forces with Unity Bank, and help Family Promise of Warren County earn a donation from Unity Bank! 

That's right - Unity Bank is offering 2 ways to help Family Promise:

1. Vote for Family Promise in the Non-profit Campaign. Just go to: www.unitybank.com/joinforces and cast your nomination! You can continue to nominate Family Promise once per day through June 20th.

2. Open a new Unity bank account, and $25 can be donated to Family Promise (plus you can earn a $50 cash bonus for yourself if you sign up for Direct Deposit)

For more information just download the flier from the link below. And be sure to this with your friends!

You're Invited to "An Evening of Comedy!"

posted Mar 5, 2015, 9:09 AM by web feat   [ updated by joicy b ]

Howl with laughter, have a great dinner and support a marvelous cause with Family Promise of Warren County's Evening of Comedy, Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Hawk Pointe Golf Club, Route 31, Washington Township NJ. 

The evening includes a full buffet dinner, socializing with the comedians, cash bar and raffle - all leading up to performances by four talented and very funny standup comics. The event is led by National Headliners Vanessa Hollingshead and Mark DeMayo and feature Adam Lucidi and Phil Sweet 


Admission to this exciting and fun filled charitable event is just $50 for the show and dinner. 

     *  Doors open at 6:30 PM 

     *  Dinner begins at 7:15 PM 

     *  Comedy show starts at 8:30 PM 

~ Cash bar and raffle and will continue throughout the evening ~

This event is open to the public and all are invited. The show has sold out in previous years, so buy your tickets now! A number of sponsorship opportunities are also still available.

For sponsorship and ticket information: 

Call Bob or Vivienne at 908-453-2194 

Tickets are also available for purchase online, 24/7 at http://eveningofcomedy.bpt.me/

 or by calling 1-800-838-3006. 


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UPDATE re: Free Dental Work for Needy Kids!

posted Jan 29, 2015, 4:58 PM by web feat   [ updated Feb 3, 2015, 10:41 AM ]

Due to the inclement weather yestereday, prescreenings have been rescheduled to tomorrow, February 4th from 5 – 8 pm! 

Can you help us spread the word?

Alpha dentist, Dr. Richard L. Lachenmayr, is offering FREE dental exams/screenings, prophylaxis (cleaning), oral health education, bitewing X-rays, sealants, and fluoride treatment for children under the age of 14 who are in need and are dentally uninsured. But pre-screeneings are needed.


 If you can't make the date and another time is needed, please call the office to schedule. 

 Parent/guardian must accompany all patients. 

For more information, contact Dr. Lachenmayr's office:

1150 Third Ave., Suite 2, Alpha, NJ 08865 
Phone 908.454-8400 ~ fax 908.454.8443 

Download the flier below, and share with those who might benefit

Are You Homeless or at Risk? Here's Some Help

posted Jan 10, 2015, 2:06 PM by web feat   [ updated Jan 10, 2015, 2:10 PM ]

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re you homeless? At risk of becoming homeless? In need of services? 

If so, you're invited to attend a special one-day event on Wednesday, January 28th, from 10:00 am - 2:30 pm. Come learn more about programs and resources that can help! There is no charge to attend, and lunch will be provided.

Sponsored by the Warren County Department of Human Services, Project Homeless Connect/ Community Connect is being offered at 2 different locations:

Saint Philip & Saint James Church, in Mercy Hall 
430 South Main Street
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 

and 

American Legion450 
Willow Grove Street
Hackettstown, NJ  07840 

A wide range of services will be offered, including:

 Health & dental screenings Education resources
 Social & financial resources Legal resources
 Mental health assistance Housing assistance
 Social security information Veterans services
 Job readiness help Domestic violence services
 Haircuts, giveaways Information on health insurance and Affordable Care Act
 Free flu shots Substance abuse services

Come and find out more! (and feel free to share the downloadable flier with others who could benefit - offered in both English and Spanish. Click on links below.)


* In the event of significant snow, Project Homeless Connect/Community Connect will takeplace on January 30, 2015. In case of bad weather, please call (908) 475-6331 or 6336 for additional information.

* There is no cost for this event.  Lunch will be provided.

* PHC is a key strategy of Warren County’s Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness.

Special Thanks to All Our Supporters

posted Dec 22, 2014, 2:05 PM by web feat   [ updated Dec 22, 2014, 2:13 PM ]

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! 

The end of another year is fast approaching, and with it the holidays we cherish and celebrate with family and friends. For families served by Family Promise, this time of the year can be more stressful than usual. They long for stability in their lives and a home of their own.

The good news is that with your help and support we are making a huge difference. With our operation of a supportive housing program, our small after care program and our involvement with two other re-housing and supportive housing programs in addition to the Interfaith Hospitality Network, we are making a difference in our own backyards.

Family Promise continues to work toward its own financial stability. Several years ago we faced the serious potential of the agency’s demise. While we still struggle to sustain the agency, we are pleased to tell you that Family Promise and the Interfaith Hospitality Network is more secure now.

A great deal of those thanks go to the large number of volunteers and supporters who give their best, each and every day, to serve and provide for the most vulnerable folks in Warren County. And we cannot forget the tremendous support of our partners in the business community.

There are always challenges and there always will be difficulties. Just today for example, we learned that our passenger van with only 78,000 miles needs yet another transmission…..and we are just out of warranty. (But at least the first engine and transmission replacements were covered by General Motors.)

The agency is meant to endure and it will. This is especially true as the success of Family Promise of Warren County is the result of the wonderful efforts and support from all of you.

Many of our supporters make their charitable contributions during the last few days of the calendar year, more than at any other time of the year. You have many options and there are many agencies to support. We are honored when you choose to support Family Promise of Warren County. Your tax deductible contribution allows us to continue our mission of serving families and children.

On behalf of the staff and the Board of Trustees of Family Promise, I want to extend to you our sincere appreciation for all your efforts in support of the agency’s mission. And we wish you the best of the holiday season and a happy and healthy New Year.


You may donate by sending a check to:

FPWC/IHN
PO Box 267
Oxford, NJ 07863 

or 

Click here for an easy donation online

Thank you and Merry Christmas!

Bob Frankenfield, Executive Director

Vivienne Ziobro, Housing Stability Case Manager II


 Special Thanks to Linde Gas, Unity Bank and Target 
for their donations of gifts for our families!



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