Volunteering can help to change the lives of the families we serve.
Volunteering at Family Promise of Warren County (FPWC), is still needed but in very different areas. FPWC offers diverse volunteer opportunities that have evolved due to the pandemic. While our previous focus was on assisting host and supporting congregations with their hosting schedules, our rotational shelter program has been temporarily suspended. Currently, we are seeking volunteers for phone assistance, call screening, assembling case records, organizing
office supply drives, and particularly organizing fundraising events.
Here is an overview of the individuals and households served by FPWC in recent years:
In 2019, FPWC served a total of 162 individuals, including 90 adults and 72 children, across 70 households.
In 2020, FPWC served 135 individuals, consisting of 68 adults and 67 children, in 53 households.
In 2021, we provided services to 98 individuals, comprising 51 adults and 47 children, across 41 households.
In 2022, FPWC served 107 individuals, including 64 adults and 43 children, in 54 households.
Impressively, in just the first three months of 2023, FPWC has already assisted 172 individuals, including 93 adults and 79 children, in 75 households. From January to May 2023, our organization has supported over 233 individuals, including 128 adults and 105 children, in 101 households.
These figures highlight significant aspects of our agency's work. Firstly, they demonstrate that FPWC maintained its rapid rehousing and prevention services throughout the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. The numbers also illustrate a slowdown in operations during and immediately after the pandemic in 2021 due to the eviction moratorium. However, the figures rebounded in 2022 as households faced ongoing housing challenges and evictions resumed. The remarkable
increase in individuals served during the first half of 2023 underscores the urgent need in Warren County and our agency's expansion to accommodate additional housing programs and staff.
Regrettably, limited revenue hinders our ability to assist even more families in Warren County. As a self-supporting organization, FPWC relies on fundraising efforts to cover operational expenses. Volunteers who can help develop significant fundraising events would be greatly appreciated. Additionally, we seek volunteers to lead the development and fundraising efforts for a static site shelter program in Warren County, which would be an invaluable asset compared to
the rotational shelter model we previously employed.
While we continue to provide the aforementioned services in Warren County, it is crucial to acknowledge the impact of the lack of shelter availability on the community. Prior to the shutdown of the Family Promise Shelter Program due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our staff provided rehousing, prevention, and other housing services while simultaneously
accommodating families in the shelter. However, with the temporary closure of the shelter program, FPWC must now provide these essential services to households without the opportunity to house them in our shelter.
Volunteers to assist in fundraising campaign to support the creation of a fixed site shelter and to assist with public education and support for a shelter is needed. Please call Rachel or Bob at 908-453-2194 for more information or email Rachel.firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more information.
Thank you for your continuous support!
"Volunteering is a rewarding experience, and our volunteers are critical to our vision"
The vision of Family Promise of Warren County is a community, and a country, in which every family and individual has a home, a job, and the opportunity to build a better future.
“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time;
they just have the heart. ~Elizabeth Andrew
A word from our Volunteers:
Family Promise is an amazing agency. Being involved as a volunteer in the shelter program is great. Everyone jumps right in to help our Warren County neighbors. As they say, it is a program serving others in our own backyards.
OXFORD STREET BUILDERS' CLUB
Thank you for all you do to make our community better! We know the great impact you have on our community and their families. Thank you!
Sister M. Michaelita Popovice
CATHOLIC CHARITIES, DIOCESE OF METUCHEN
“I have been a witness from its earliest stages, the phenomenal growth of Family Promise in Warren County. I believe through the commitment and persistence of the Executive Director there is a successful program for individuals and families to become self- sufficient.“
If you have ever thought you would like to give back and help in some way but don’t know how you could do that, the answer is to get involved with Family Promise. There was a time when I questioned what did I have to offer; after all, I only have a high school education. There are so many places you can offer your gifts, and Family Promise is on the top of the list. To help a family get “back on their feet,” to provide a stable environment for their children and once again become productive in society has more rewards to that family, and to you, than you can imagine. To anyone reading this, step out of your comfort zone and help your fellow man, volunteer, and get your friends/church to volunteer. You will never be sorry you are associated with Family Promise of Warren County.