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You're Invited - Open House October 19th, 12-6 pm

posted Sep 24, 2016, 9:19 AM by web feat

Did you know that since our opening in July of 2008, over 80 families have been assisted in the IHN program? And since 2009, over 400 
Warren County families have been helped with our re-housing and prevention programs and services. 

As part of Family Promise Week, we invite you to come celebrate with us! Take a tour of our Day Center, and enjoy coffee and refreshments. Your participation will help us raise awareness about homelessness, and honor the service of our volunteers. 

Family Promise of Warren County and the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) is an independent and self supporting agency uniting the faith, civic and business communities to help children and their families who are homeless. 

We hope you'll join us for this special day, and help us spread the word! (see attached flier below).

65A Washington Ave.
Oxford, NJ

Click here for directions

Thanks for Making the 2016 Car Show a Huge Success!

posted Jul 15, 2016, 5:03 PM by web feat

Rosemary Fellner of Unity Bank would like to thank all those who helped make this year's car show such a big success. Thanks to all who participated, over 110 cars were displayed, and the show brought in $8010!  

100% of that revenue was donated to Family Promise of Hunterdon and Warren Counties, with all show expenses donated by Unity Bank.

Rosemary shared that she would especially like to give a HUGE "Thank You" to:

  • Our Car Owners for sharing your cars & creating an atmosphere for us to come together!
  • Our sponsors for your support of these great organizations!
  • The Knights of Columbus for your awesome grilling skills!
  • Chris Sauer, our volunteer Show Car coordinator, for your time and logistics support!
  • Doctor D Entertainment for making the day super fun!
  • All the volunteers that helped with the show!
  • And last but not least , Family Promise of Hunterdon and Warren for all you do to make our communities better and inspire us to bring out the best in our communities!
Winners and more photos can be found at: 

Rosemary's thank you can be viewed here

A Great Resource for Behavioral Health Care

posted Jul 15, 2016, 3:39 PM by web feat

Like Family Promise of Warren County, the Center for Assessment and Treatment is a small grassroots nonprofit organization that seeks to help those in need.

Born in 2009 by founders Todd Bennett and Roseann Stanton, the Center for Assessment and Treatment's mission is to serve the underserved. Those with Medicaid or NJ Family Care are often met with long waiting lists for outpatient treatment, and they and there staff are committed to changing that. 

Please feel free to post and share this information, which includes a flier about an upcoming free lecture to be offered by Dr. Bennett. This will help those in need of service to get help. You can find more information at their web site:  http://www.assessmentandtreatment.org/

The Center for Assessment and Treatment has been one of Family Promise's non-profit supporters from the beginning, and we are very pleased to support them by sharing for your information and distribution. 

Pork & Sauerkraut Dinner to Benefit Family Promise/IHN

posted Jun 17, 2016, 5:39 AM by web feat

Come have a great dinner AND benefit Family Promise of Warren County on SATURDAY June 18th, from  4:30 – 7:00pm at United Presbyterian Church of Belvidere.

Tickets for ADULTS are just $10.00; for Kids are $5.00; and UNDER 5 are FREE! 

For tickets or more information, call:
908-475-2771 or 908-475-5085

Proceeds will be used to support both Family Promise of Warren, and Swisher's Mission Trailer. So, help us spread the word, and download and share the attached flier.

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


Welcome to Our New Support Congregations!

posted Jun 4, 2016, 9:34 AM by web feat

Family Promise of Warren County is pleased to announce that the Episcopal Church of St. Luke and St. Mary, Hope and Belvidere, is officially joining our IHN community. 

While they have been supporting the program for quite some time, they are now an official support congregation. 

Our staff had the pleasure and opportunity to meet Reverend Rose Cohen Hassan on her recent visit to the Family Promise day center. 

Reverend Rose holds a Masters of Divinity as well as a Masters of Sacred Theology in Spiritual Direction from the General Theological Seminary in New York. 

She is enthusiastic about being a part of this mission in our own backyards.  

Please visit http://www.stlukestmary.com/  for information about the Episcopal Church of St. Luke and St. Mary, Hope and Belvidere.

Episcopal Church of St. Luke and St. Mary, Hope and Belvidere
346 High Street PO Box 292
Hope, NJ 07844

Second location:
408 Third Street
Belvidere, NJ 07823-1834

801-459-4469 (fax)

Tuesday-Friday: 10am - 3pm

Christian Outreach Project Offers Home Repairs for Those in Need

posted May 7, 2016, 2:58 PM by web feat

Do you know someone struggling to get some home repairs done?

For one week each summer, 
the Christian Outreach Project sends groups to houses in local communities of Northwest New Jersey (Morris, Sussex, and Warren Counties) to provide housing repairs to homeowners who are unable to handle the projects themselves. 

How are work sites selected? Homeowners and work sites are chosen by a committee based on need for repairs, ability of the homeowner to perform the repairs themselves, and the capabilities of the work crews. If you are a homeowner who would like to request a crew during the summer, contact us.

The work week for COP 2016 is June 27-July 1. The cost for participants will be $385, and this money goes to help offset costs, as well as to help pay for the supplies necessary to complete the projects undertaken.

In 2015, 14 homes were repaired by 83 youth and adult participants from 10 participating churchesSome examples of jobs that have been undertaken in years past include:
  • Interior/Exterior house painting
  • Wheelchair ramp construction
  • Porch and step repair
  • Insulation/weatherization installation
  • Gutter replacement
  • Window replacement/reglazing
  • Masonry repair
  • Handrail installation
  • Roof repair
  • Tiling
  • Sheet rocking
For more information, visit the site, or download the brochure and application form below.

The COP is a non-profit organization, part of the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. 

Listen to Family Promise Radio Interview

posted May 7, 2016, 9:57 AM by web feat   [ updated May 7, 2016, 10:16 AM ]

Did you miss it? On May 2, singer-songwriter, author and presenter Gordon Thomas Ward interviewed Brian McCloskey, the organizer of the Muses in the Vineyard concert, and Family Promise Director, Bob Frankenfield on sponsor radio station WDVR.

In the interview, Brian shares about the upcoming concert to benefit Warren County Family Promise, and Bob explains the Family Promise program and how it works. 

Sadly, homelessness is particularly devastating for children. 
Nearly 40% of all homeless persons are families with children, and in NJ, they are more than 50% of all homeless persons. And 51% of homeless children are too young for school, so they are not even counted. 

It's especially hard to believe that here in America, over 16 million children live in households where they have to skip meals or eat less to make ends meet. And two-thirds of these poor children live in families in which at least one family member works!

Host Gordon Thomas Ward has graciously allowed us to share the interviews with you - just click here to listen (Bob's interview starts about 6 minutes in.)

And if you haven't purchased your tickets to the Muses in the Vineyard Concert, please consider doing so - it's just a week away, on Saturday, May 14, from 11 am until 9 pm at Brook Hollow Winery in Columbia, NJ.

There will be music - food - wine - and crafters - AND you will be supporting our efforts to help homeless families. A good time and a good cause all in one!

For tickets and more information, visit:
click HERE
or call 570-801-1771

Special thanks to Gordon Thomas Ward  and Radio WDVR for helping us spread the word!

Volunteer Appreciation Day, April 20

posted Apr 20, 2016, 5:31 PM by web feat

On behalf of the children and families served by Family Promise of Warren County, the staff and board wish to thank our dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly to end homelessness in our 
own backyards.

Our volunteers are truly the heart of the Interfaith Hospitality Network program. Their efforts provide safe, secure lodging and a sense of community to children and families who have lost their homes.

The significance and impact of our volunteers are not simply measured in the number of meals or bed nights served but in the children and families whose lives are enriched by the dedication 
and commitment of our volunteers.

Please join us in recognizing the power of our volunteers to transform lives and the resulting positive community impact.

Host Congregations:
  1. Alpha Mennonite Church, Alpha: Nancy Lee
  2. Westminster Presbyterian Church, Phillipsburg:  Ruth Cochrane, Reverend Chet Pensa
  3. Old Greenwich Presbyterian Church, Stewartsville: Lori Metz, Sharon Smith
  4. Second Presbyterian Church, Oxford: Jacki Clauson
  5. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Phillipsburg: Amy Zebrowski
  6. Summerfield United Methodist Church, Belvidere: Eric John Chaytor, Bill Carling, Sandra Gonda
  7. Trinity United Methodist, Hackettstown: Mary Kashmanian, Carol Munro
  8. Presbyterian Church in Harmony, Harmony: Jan & Bert Kuhn, Colleen Roan
  9. United Presbyterian Church, Belvidere: Ann Rogers, Rheva Smickle
  10. Panther Valley Ecumenical Church, Allamuchy: Henry Newbold
  11. Stewartsville Presbyterian Church, Stewartsville: Cindy Bowman, Kathy Montgomery, Ed Ham
  12. St. John’s United Methodist Church, Hope:  Pat Clark, Audrey Planer
  13. Phillipsburg Alliance Church, Phillipsburg: Tom Carr
  14. St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Easton, PA:  Pastor Susan Ruggles
  15. Knowlton Presbyterian Church, Knowlton: Pastor Stephen Lewis

Support Congregations:
  1. Broadway United Methodist Church, Broadway:  Betty Lake, Janet Doremus
  2. Changewater United Methodist Church, Changewater: Barbara Snyder, Pamela Olsen, Larry & Barb Durfee
  3. Pilgrim Presbyterian Church, Phillipsburg:  Fritz Hamlin, Sandy Friedman
  4. Highlands Presbyterian, Long Valley:  Paula Benson
  5. Port Colden United Methodist Church, Port Colden:  Linda Hendershot
  6. Port Murray United Methodist Church, Port Murray
  7. Rockport Presbyterian, Port Murray: Betty Baggerly
  8. St. Jude Roman Catholic Church, Blairstown
  9. St. Philip & St. James Roman Catholic Church, Phillipsburg: Pat Brisson, Mary O'Sullivan, Karen Llanos
  10. St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Alpha: Fred Maas
  11. St. Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Parish, Great Meadows:  Shana Kisatsky
  12. Belvidere United Methodist Church, Belvidere 
  13. Grace Lutheran Church, Phillipsburg: Ruth Ladd
  14. McCrea Memorial: James McMekin

B u i l d i n g  C o m m u n i t y,   S t r e n g t h e n i n g  L i v e s.
In Our Own Backyards...
Click the link below:

Family Promise of Warren County  
PO Box 267 65A Washington Avenue 
Oxford, NJ 07863

From the Desk of Our Executive Director

posted Apr 17, 2016, 4:06 PM by web feat

 To date, our Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) shelter program has assisted 81 households and Family Promise of Warren County has assisted 394 households in our complementary Homelessness Prevention, Rapid Rehousing and permanent supportive housing programs and partnerships (HPRP).

For the past 7 years we have been able to provide necessary services to county residents as a private nonprofit agency without being a burden to the taxpayers of Warren County.

We are extremely proud that our very small agency was able to bring in federal and state funding totaling $1,462,056.00 for Warren County families in need of service.

 This has allowed us to develop programs and infrastructure for county residents without county funding and without expense to county taxpayers. We have leveraged federal dollars from HUD to develop the agency and provide essential services.

 The majority of the federal and state funding directly serviced the residents of Warren County by paying for past due rents to prevent evictions, security deposits, and utility deposits.

 We administer these other complementary and vital programs to help re-house the families we serve and prevent homelessness by paying rents and security deposits. 

All IHN contributions are designated solely for the IHN shelter program and never fund the rehousing or prevention programs.

Unfortunately, our NJ Division of Family Development emergency shelter funds have been reduced by $50,000, putting the IHN program at great risk of ending and closing.

 Please support our fundraisers and help us to get the word out that we are an agency that provides essential and much needed services to our community.

Thank you for your support,

Bob Frankenfield,
Executive Director

Many Thanks to Our Donors

posted Apr 17, 2016, 3:46 PM by web feat

Family Promise of Warren County (FPWC) would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our donors and to especially acknowledge the following individual(s) and organization(s). We are grateful for their generous donations to our Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN):

Mrs. Janet Richards - $10,000
Edhard Corp, Hackettstown, NJ - $5,000
St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, Alpha, NJ - $4,000
Their financial support makes it possible for us to continue to be a source of hope and opportunity for families who need us. FPWC is determined to keep the IHN program operating despite the significant loss of public funding for the IHN shelter program.

Please consider making a financial donation to our mission.

Your donation will go directly to support Warren County’s IHN. We appreciate everyone’s support of our efforts to serve some of the county’s most vulnerable families and children.

For more information about the Interfaith Hospitality Network, click on the donate button below, 
or contact us at IHNsupport@wcihn.org or (908) 453-2194

We thank you for your support!

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