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St. Luke's Lutheran Offering Free Christmas Dinner

posted Dec 8, 2014, 5:31 PM by web feat

For the 25th year, St. Luke's in Washington is offering a free Christmas Day dinner following the11:30 a.m. worship service on Christmas Day. If you are a senior citizen or are alone for the holidays, are unable to cook or just want some company, you're invited to join them. Everyone is welcome. Deliveries and take-out are also available.

For all the information, download the dinner registration form below, and get your reservation in before December 20th.

WCIHN Featured in Newton Presbytery Newsletter

posted Dec 6, 2014, 2:58 PM by web feat

 This week, Warren County Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) and partner church Oxford Second Presbyterian were featured in the Newton Presbytery Newsletter.  In the article, Henry Newbold, of the Communications Committee of the Presbytery Coordinating Team, shared about the program and the active church involvement.

Read some excerpts below:

"IHN of Warren County is a collection of roughly fourteen congregations which, on a rotating basis, house the temporarily homeless with the commitment of dinner and evening shelter. The program, an affiliate of Family Promise of Warren County, offers shelter to homeless families from the Warren, southern Sussex, and occasionally northern Hunterdon County areas. Recently, with the addition of the St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran congregation in Easton, PA, service has been extended to Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.

"The Day Center offers the opportunity for coached job search, including preparation of resumes, a response location, and opportunity for such normal daily tasks as laundry, infant nurture, and a solid breakfast. The cooperating churches provide dinners, relaxation opportunities, and night shelter via sleeping quarters.

"The program’s major benefit is its ability to keep the family unit intact while they are in the midst of the wrenching experience of homelessness. As we know, most shelter housing requires separation into gender situations destroying the family fabric, which doesn’t happen with IHN.

"The program has served approximately 14 families, 27 individuals, and 18 children this year. Access to counseling and social service providers, both governmental and private is also available. The program has offered outplaced counseling and real estate assistance to six hundred twenty three families since its inception..."

Click here to read the full article.

Another Family Now "Home for Christmas"

posted Dec 6, 2014, 2:09 PM by web feat   [ updated Dec 6, 2014, 2:10 PM ]

This week, another family made a successful exit, thanks to our partnership with the NORWESCAP Supportive Housing program. Cause to celebrate!

The kids saying good-bye to their furry IHN - Family Promise "buddies."

7th Annual Gala for Our Supporters

posted Nov 26, 2014, 1:32 PM by web feat   [ updated Nov 26, 2014, 1:33 PM ]

 To all our generous supporters and volunteers: you're  invited to the Family Promise of Warren County & 
 the Interfaith Hospitality Network 
 December 12, 2014
 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
 To Be Held at:
 The Warren County Technical School Cafeteria
 1500 Route 57, Washington, NJ 07882

Please R.S.V.P. by phone or email prior to December 5, 2014
This is a free event. No charge for the dinner.

To R.S.V.P. please contact Bob or Vivienne at:
bobf@wcihn.org or zioviv@wcihn.org or call (908) 453-2194
Thanks and we look forward to seeing you there!

The Dinner is sponsored by: Elizabethtown Gas

Co Sponsor: Maschio’s Food Services
Special Thanks to Joanne Untamo and Staff

Special Thanks also to Shop Rite of Greenwich and the Colalillo Family

Thank you for all of your support!
65A Washington Avenue, PO Box 267
Oxford, NJ 07863

(Download the invitation below)

Needed Items Collected by School Staff

posted Nov 26, 2014, 1:07 PM by web feat

Many thanks to Knowlton Township Education Association and Elementary School staff for collecting a variety of needed items for Family Promise of Warren County. 

Special thanks also to Debbie Hendershot and Superintendent Jeannine DeFalco for making this happen! 

(At left, Vivienne Ziobro, our Housing Stability Case Manager II, with some of the items collected.)

Knowlton Township Elementary School is located on Route 80 in Delaware, NJ.

Family Promise Welcomes All to Open House

posted Oct 25, 2014, 9:05 AM by web feat   [ updated Oct 25, 2014, 9:07 AM ]

Our thanks to all those who attended our recent annual Open House!

Scroll down to see pictures of some of our special guests  

From left to right:  Board Trustee, Terry Lee; Robert Herrmann; Freeholder, Ed Smith; Human Services Director, Karen Kubert; and SASCO Insurance Rep, Debbie Streeter.

Front:  Linda Jennings, Washington Boro School District. Rear, left to right:  Freeholder, Jason Sarnoski; Jessica Hollander, Washington Boro School District; Family Promise Board President, Valerie Anderson; Board Trustee, Pauline Bender

Dr James J. Drylie, Ph.D, Kean University; and Family Promise Case Manager, Vivienne Ziobro

"Imagine" Fundraiser to Benefit Homeless Families

posted Sep 30, 2014, 6:04 PM by web feat

Come see Sidney Friedman, “Mentalist to the Stars,” perform state-of-the-art mind power, and enjoy a delightful buffet dinner on November 5th at the Fiddler's Elbow Country Club, all while benefiting homeless families in Warren County and beyond! 

This is your chance to experience America's premier mentalist. Friedman will read your mind, and perform ESP, telepathy and premonition. Plus, you will experience his unique "Music Mind Reading” - all while benefiting Family Promise in the tri-county area.

Each year, the Jewish Federation's Women's Philanthropy Division chooses and commits their efforts to two charitable programs, and works throughout the following year to educate the community and raise funds for them.

This year, the Women's Philanthropy Division is focusing their efforts on assisting the homeless locally through the Family Promise/Interfaith Hospitality Network in Warren, Somerset, and Hunterdon Counties, as well as in Israel.

Everyone is welcome - just R.S.V.P. by October 28, 2014. All attendees are asked to bring a donation of paper products (diapers, tissues, toilet paper) toiletries or detergent for local homeless programs.

To sign up, download the form and mail it with your payment to:
Jewish Federation 
775 Talamini Road 
Bridgewater, NJ 08807. 
Or, register/sponsor online at www.jfedshaw.org
Event Details:
Fiddler's Elbow Country Club 
811 Rattlesnake Bridge Road in Bedminster 

$125 per person 

Dinner Buffet begins at 6:30pm 

Click below to see highlights of mentalist Sidney Friedman on ABC-TV's 20/20, NBC-TV's TODAY SHOW, and more:


Mentalist Sidney FRIEDMAN on the TODAY SHOW:


You're Invited - Open House on October 15th!

posted Sep 19, 2014, 2:10 PM by web feat

Few people are aware of just how serious the problem of homelessness is right here in Warren County. It doesn’t take much—an illness, the loss of a job, even the loss of transportation can be the tipping point that pushes a family over the edge.

Meet some of your neighbors whose worlds were turned upside down, and some of your other neighbors, who with Family Promise/WCIHN are committed to getting them back on their feet.

We look forward to seeing you!


Bob Frankenfield, Executive Director
Family Promise of Warren County, Inc.
Interfaith Hospitality Network & Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program

65A Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 267
Oxford, NJ 07863-0267
908.453-2194 T and 908-857-2104 T
908.453-2378 F


Wednesday, October 15

2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Please join us to celebrate Family Promise Week 
Family Promise of Warren County
Refreshments & 
Light Hor Do’euvres Served

(Download and share the flyer with your friends!)

R.S.V.P.  (908) 453-2194 or bobf@wcihn.org

Welcome to Our New Host, St John's Evangelical Lutheran Church

posted Jul 30, 2014, 5:01 PM by web feat   [ updated Jul 30, 2014, 5:16 PM ]

Welcome St John’s! 

Please extend a warm welcome to Pastor Susan Ruggles and everyone at:

St John's Evangelical Lutheran Church

330 Ferry St, Easton PA 18042 • 610.258.6119

Lifting high the cross in historic downtown Easton since 1740.

St. John’s is in the heart of historic Easton. The members of St. John’s have always had a concern for serving the people of the neighborhood. They have been very receptive to our Interfaith Hospitality Network outreach and are excited to join this mission in our own backyards. We are very energized to embark on this collaboration with our neighbors just several blocks away from downtown Phillipsburg, NJ. They will be a host congregation in our IHN program.

St. Johns has a long history of community involvement and helping folks in need, including interfaith ministries, so this is not new to them. In 1908 a daily kindergarten was organized by Sister Edith May Stagg in reaction to the crime in the streets. ProJeCt was formed by the leaders of the Protestant, Jewish, and Catholic congregations. Other ministries have included help to refugees, prisoners, senior citizens, hungry, and yes, the homeless.

St. John’s celebrates 275 years in 2015 of being a church and continues to work with its community neighbors to the glory of God. To learn more about the history of St. John’s, visit their website at http://www.stjohnseaston.org/about/history/ .

A volunteer orientation is scheduled for Sunday, August 10th, at 2 pm at St. John’s, 330 Ferry Street, Easton, PA 18042. New volunteers or those who would like a refresher orientation on the IHN program may attend. RSVPs are requested so please respond to bobf@wcihn.org or zioviv@wcihn.org and we will relay the information to Pastor Susan. 

St. John’s has already agreed to take on our open host week of October 19 – 26, 2014.

Thank you!
Bob and Vivienne

Family Promise of Warren County, Inc.
Interfaith Hospitality Network & Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program
65A Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 267
Oxford, NJ 07863-0267
908.453-2194 T and 908-857-2104 T
908.453-2378 F

Sign Up Now for Golf Outing Benefit

posted Jul 3, 2014, 2:04 PM by web feat

Come enjoy a day of golf prizes, food and fun, and help Family Promise at the same time!  On Monday, August 11, 2014, the Summer Classic Golf Outing will be held at Hawk Pointe Golf Club, in Washington, NJ, with all proceeds to benefit Family Promise of Warren County, Inc.

Registration and lunch are at 12 noon, with the shotgun start at 1 pm. $125 per golfer includes 18 holes, lunch, golf cart and awards dinner (cash bar available). 

There will be Hole-in-One and Pot of Gold Holes, as well as other prizes and giveaways awarded at the evening dinner. 

Non-golfers, friends and family members are welcome to attend the evening dinner ($50.00 per person). 

To register, contact Brian Klinder at:
 Hawk Pointe Golf Club 
4 Clubhouse Drive, Washington, NJ 07882. 
Call: 908-689-1870 

Registration deadline is August 4, 2014. 
For more information and to sign up, download the flier below 
(and be sure to share with your friends!)

Sponsorship opportunities are also available: be a Tee Sign Sponsor for $150, or Fairway Sign Sponsor for $100.

Want to discuss other opportunities for participation as a sponsor of supporter?  Contact:
 Bob Frankenfield, Family Promise Director 

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