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Free Support for Those Who Need Services

posted Nov 5, 2015, 5:20 PM by web feat

re you in need of services? At risk of becoming homeless? Looking for community support?

Come join us for Project Community Connect, a special one-day event to be held on Saturday, November 21st, from 10:00 am - 1:00pm at Trinity United Methodist Church, 213 Main Street in Hackettstown, NJ. 

Sponsored by the Warren County Department of Human Services, Project Community Connect offers a variety of services, and the opportunity to learn more about programs and resources that can help! And all at no cost.

Available services will include:
      • Flu Shots
      • Health Insurance Enrollment
      • Tax ID #s
      • Dental Screenings
      • Family Support
      • Clothing and food Giveaways
      • Blood Pressure Screening
      • Homelessness Prevention
      • Mental Health & Substance Services
      • Mentoring
Download the attached flier to help us spread the word!

A Fun Way to Help Family Promise

posted Sep 19, 2015, 4:16 PM by web feat

Family Promise of Warren County is offering a big raffle as part of the upcoming Open House on October 21st!

Tickets are just $10 each, with big winnings possible - as much as $1000 to our grand winner!

To get your ticket(s), contact board members, or staff at 908-453-2194.

The drawing will be held at the Family Promise of Warren County Day Center,
65A Washington Avenue, Oxford, NJ 07863
on October 21st at 6 pm. 

(Winners need not be present to win.)

You're Invited: Open House on October 21

posted Sep 19, 2015, 6:39 AM by web feat   [ updated Sep 19, 2015, 6:46 AM ]

Help us celebrate FAMILY PROMISE Week, October 18-25, with an Open House from 12 - 6 pm on Wednesday, October 21st.

Did you know that Family Promise of Warren County and the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) is one of 192 programs across the country uniting the faith, civic and business communities to help children and their families who are homeless?

Since our opening in July of 2008, 78 families have been assisted in our IHN program.

And over 350 Warren County families have been helped with our supplementary housing programs.

To celebrate, all are invited to our open house at the Family Promise Day Center for coffee, refreshments and a tour of the Day Center.

Come help us raise awareness about this challenging issue, and celebrate the service of our volunteers!

When:   Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 12-6:00 pm

Where: Family Promise of Warren Co.
65 A Washington Ave.
Oxford, New Jersey 07863

  • Raffle drawing at 6pm
  • Tickets are $10 (Winners need not be present) 
  • $1,750 in prizes!!   1st prize - $1000, 2nd prize - $500, and 3rd prize - $250!
Help us spread the word - download and share the attached flier

Family homelessness is a national problem. And we're here to help end it.

Calling All Classic Car Lovers

posted Jun 13, 2015, 9:31 AM by web feat

Come see fantastic classic cars while supporting a great cause! 
Once again, Unity Bank is hosting its popular Classic Car Show, and you're invited! The show will be held on Sunday, June 28, from 10 am to 2 pm at the Unity Bank in Clinton, 64 Old Highway 22, Clinton, New Jersey.

For Classic Car Owners...
Here's an opportunity to show your beautiful vehicle, AND benefit families in need!

Just a $10 donation reserves your space on pre-registration. Space is limited is limited, so sign up soon. (Cost is$15 fee day of show, if space is still available). Pre-registration is open until 6/24; after 6/24 register day of show. The lot opens at 8:30 am. 

There will be cash prizes -  class judging will be by show participants.

Just indicate your class number when registering. To avoid congestion, upon arrival vehicles will be parked by class.


 1. Antique to 1949 2. 50's Stock 3. 60's Stock
 4. 70's Stock 5. 80's - '15 Stock 6. Corvette
 7. Street Rod 8. Custom 9. Truck
 10. Motorcycle  

Sponsorship Opportunities
  • $250 Feature Sponsor - Feature signage + $100 sponsor benefits
  • $100 Sponsor - Name on t-shirt, 1 t-shirt, announcement during show, name on show materials
  • $50 Sponsor - Name on t-shirt, announcement during show, name on show materials
  • $25 Sponsor - Announcement during show, name on show materials
  • $35 Market Sponsor - 4' x 4' indoor table space provided to market products/services. 
Note - Limited spaces. Must pre-register by 6/19

For sponsorship questions contact: 
Sponsor Coordinator, Debbie Holzherr of lusciousweets.com at 908-339-1053

To register - download the registration form below

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 May 26, 2015, 5:06 PM ]

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

Meet the Talent:

  Vanessa Hollingshead
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/ 

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 

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.

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.


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 

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!

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