Family Promise of Warren County (FPWC) provides food, clothing, comprehensive case management, life skills training, meals, and temporary lodging for homeless families with children. We have a  30-day IHN Shelter program for Warren County residents. Extensions beyond 30 days may be granted on a case by case basis depending on compliance with program policies and active participation towards employment and a successful exit.

 

THE IHN SHELTER PROGRAM IS NOT AN IMMEDIATE EMERGENCY PROGRAM. AN APPLICATION PROCESS, BACKGROUND CHECK, AND INTERVIEW ARE REQUIRED BEFORE ACCEPTANCE INTO IHN SHELTER. FOR IMMEDIATE AND EMERGENCY SERVICE CONTACT THE SOCIAL SERVICES UNIT AT 908-475-6218 OR 1-877-661-4357 AFTERHOURS.

FPWC also provides prevention, rapid re-housing, and stabilization support for families and individuals facing eviction or foreclosure or already evicted or homeless. As with all of our programs, assistance is always contingent on the availability of funds. These programs are strictly regulated, and eligibility following screening is not guaranteed. Currently, all of our programs are temporary.

 

FPWC will experiment with this online screening tool. This screening form will be a work in progress, and modifications may be required.  Completion of this screening does not guarantee service in any of our programs; or eligibility for any of our temporary benefits. However, the completion of this form is strongly encouraged.

This screening will take approximately 15 - 20 minutes to complete.

Family Promise of Warren County staff will contact you to determine if there is potential eligibility for our services and possibly for an in-person interview for service/benefits/information and referral.

  

FAMILY PROMISE OF WARREN COUNTY WORKS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. DUE TO STAFFING LIMITATIONS AND FUNDING WALK-IN CLIENTS CANNOT BE ACCOMMODATED.

 

Respondents may upload documents ( ASK MIGUEL IF THIS CAN BE AN OPTION)  If uploading documents is not possible or if the uploads are not clear, it will be necessary to bring all documentation to a scheduled interview.  Phone shots of documents are usually unacceptable. Some of the documents necessary include the following, but please be advised that since every case is unique, this list is not all-inclusive and additional documents may be required.

If your screening is accepted, documentation required for services will include the following:

 

This list is not all-inclusive.  Most likely additional documents will be required.

All verifications must be in writing.  Third party verifications by involved agencies and programs are required to best assist your clients and to further document client homelessness, income, and significant supporting information. This helps to ensure a successful application processing and positive outcome.  Proof of a significant occurrence and expenses that led to the housing emergency is required, and extraordinary expenses must be verified with paid receipts NOT unpaid bills.

 

NJ Residency

  • Residency of 6 months in the State of NJ may be required for some of our programs.  

 

Income Verification

  • Recent pay stubs (4 weekly or 2 bi-weekly pay stubs)

  • Letter from employer on business letterhead and signed by the employer verifying last four weekly pay periods 

  • If self-employed, quarterly self-employed tax filings

  • Letter from employer on business letterhead and signed by an employer for the projection of new employment income

  • Disability award letter or comparable official verification

  • Child Support official verification

  • Pension award letter/ copy of check/clearly identifiable bank verification of direct deposit

  • TANF award letter/official documentation including County Welfare Agency printout

  • SS/SSI/SSD award letter or official SSA printout dated within the past year

  • Unemployment/temporary disability official printout/copy of benefit doc verifying balance remaining

  • All bank statements for the last two months

  • DD 214 separation papers if discharged from the military

  • Copy of your last completed income tax filing/IRS return 

Identification

  • NJ Photo ID for every adult in the household (at least one photo ID)

  • Current photo driver's license

  • Current photo TANF or similar benefit ID

  • Current passport photo 

  • Current federal, state, county or city ID cards

  • Social Security cards for everyone in the household

  • Birth certificates for everyone in the household

  • Medical insurance cards for everyone in the household

  • Custody agreements

  • Court order and other legal documents as appropriate

Lease

  • Prevention applicant households must provide a copy of their current or former lease/rental agreement

Eviction Verification or Other Homelessness Documentation - Examples Include

  • Summons and complaint from Special Civil Part – eviction notice from the landlord/tenant court - with a docket number is required for most of our programs.

  • Warrant of Removal - if applicable

  • Red Cross Referral (for natural disaster and fire victims)

  • A domestic Violence restraining order 

  • Letter verifying homelessness from a third party provider such as DCP&P, NORWESCAP, Head Start, Early Head Start, Legal Services, Easter Seals, Bridgeway Rehabilitation Services, Family Guidance Center, School Homeless Liaison, etc. Please have the agency contact staff if they have questions or need guidance on the required verification. This is very important!

 

Documents detailing the reason and significant occurrence for the non-payment of rent/homelessness.     

Examples of documentation may include:

  • Employment layoff notice to include last day of work

  • Pay stubs

  • Disability verification to include last day of work

  • Medical expense documentation - receipts NOT bills

  • Separation papers

  • Automotive repair shop receipts NOT bills


If you are unable to complete the screening online, please contact us for further assistance at 908-453-2194 or email info@wcihn.org

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