A declaration of our employees' accomplishments and their commitment to those in need was difficult for the employees of Family Promise of Warren County. They can be characterized as humble and somewhat private individuals. Humility doesn't mean being meek and not speaking up, as some people believe. Rather, it's about having an accurate view of oneself, acknowledging shortcomings we all have and being receptive to other perspectives. FPWC employees believe in an open mind and a quiet ego. So these profiles, and the absence of photos, are not laden with extraordinary feats though these individuals are the heart and soul of the agency. Family Promise of Warren County staff is very productive and dedicated. Without their tireless commitment, going the extra mile to assist those in need, the agency would be nonexistent. This small but mighty team makes a huge difference in the lives of our most vulnerable citizens, always getting the job done! Their work ethic speaks for itself.
Bob is a native of the Lehigh Valley, having grown up in Phillipsburg and Alpha, NJ. He obtained his BS from the College of New Jersey and also attended graduate study in their Counseling and Personnel Services program. Some of his credentials include those for an NJ School Social Worker and Adult Protective Service Worker. His passion for helping others led him to work as a social worker, adult protective service worker, and social services supervisor in the public sector before joining the nonprofit arena. Bob's extensive experience in the public and nonprofit social service sectors made him a perfect fit for developing the first-ever homeless shelter program in Warren County. This agency now provides the full continuum of homelessness services, including prevention, sheltering, rapid re-housing, and information and referral linkages to those in need. He works to keep Warren County, NJ, an amazing place to live, offering a hand up, not a handout, to one individual and one family at a time.
HOUSING STABILITY CASE MANAGER II
Rachel has lived in Oxford her whole life, so she truly is working to fight homelessness in her own backyard. She attended Warren County Community College on an N.J. Stars scholarship, which she received for graduating in the top 15% of her high school graduating class. She earned an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts with a 4.0 GPA. During this time she also worked for the Family Guidance Center of Warren County in their aftercare program, engaging with and instructing children of various backgrounds and ages. Her passion for and interest in people led her to pursue a degree in psychology at Montclair State University. She graduated in 2018 with a B.A. in Psychology and minor in criminal justice. She began her job as a Housing Stability Case Manager immediately after graduating, and has an admirable work ethic and advocates for and provides services to some of the most vulnerable members of our community, in our own backyards.
HOUSING STABILITY CASE MANAGER I
Dana is currently a resident of Mt. Bethel, PA, where she has enjoyed nurturing and caring for a multitude of farm and domestic animals. She has always led her life based on the fundamental principle of positively impacting others and focused her education and career path accordingly. Dana is a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia, with a Communication and Influence Bachelor of Arts Degree specializing in strategic communication with the intent to affect positive social change. In recent years, she has been engaging with various causes and non-profit organizations, supporting her family's business, and achieved a literary authors status with her first published book. Dana joined Family Promise of Warren County as a Housing Stability Case Manager to continue her pursuit of supporting the greater community and all who can benefit from the services we provide.
UTILITY MAN/TRANSPORATION COORDINATOR
Pete worked as a tree surgeon during and shortly after college. In 1973 he went to work at The Seeing Eye training dogs and blind people. He retired in 2011 and began to look for ways to continue to help others. He thus became involved with many activities at UPC of Belvidere and was soon steered toward FPWC, where he coordinates the van driving duties as well as being an all-around handyman for the Day Center. Pete helps out in so many ways. Living just down the road from the day center, it has become a natural fit for him to find other ways to help out when necessary.
Mike is retired from NJ Transit and became involved in the agency at a time when one of our most devoted and dedicated van driver, Leon Hendershot, became ill and could no longer assist FPWC. Like all of our employees, Mike is humble, sincere, honest, and understanding. These qualities make him a perfect fit for his role as a van driver and ambassador for FPWC.
VOLUNTEER VAN DRIVER
Mike is is a retired high school teacher and athletic coach. He loves the outdoors and continues to section hike the Appalachian Trail. Mike gives back to the community and volunteers at the Belvidere Food Pantry, at community lunches at the United Presbyterian Church of Belvidere, Habitat for Humanity, the Trail Stewart Crew at the Pocono Environmental Education Center, the Belvidere Shade Tree Commission, and of course here at FPWC. He is another very modest, trustworthy, and good-natured van driver, who loves meeting and working with people and enjoys being a part of FPWC.
INTERNING HOUSING STABILITY CASE MANAGER
Maria is a Senior at Montclair State University and part of the Presidential Scholars program. She is majoring in Child Advocacy and Policy since she is passionate about making a difference in the lives of everyday families. She is originally from Puerto Rico, but was raised in the heart of Morris County, New Jersey. She now lives with her family in Phillipsburg, and wanted to pursue her senior practicum internship at Family Promise of Warren County to help those facing the threat of homelessness in the county of her new home. Maria understands the impact of making a difference in the life of one individual, let alone all the individuals that Family Promise strives to support and help. She is excited to continue learning how she can help assist those in need of the services Family Promise can provide.