About Family Promise Essex
Family Promise Essex (formerly Interfaith Hospitality Network) is a not-for-profit organization that provides shelter, professional support services and housing assistance so families experiencing homelessness can find and sustain a home. We do this with help from an extensive network of volunteers, generous individuals and other partners throughout our community.
How We Started
Family Promise of Essex County, Inc. began in 1988 as response to the crisis of family homelessness in Essex County. A network of area congregations came together to provide families with overnight shelter, meals and support. FPE is an affiliate of Family Promise, which currently has over 200 affiliates nationwide. FPE serves over 350 people annually and approximately 55 percent of this number are children. FPE recognizes that family homelessness and poverty are complex issues that require comprehensive, innovative solutions. Our holistic approach to the crisis of family homelessness includes three main focus areas: Prevention and Diversion, Emergency Shelter, and Housing and Stabilization
Does your family need assistance?
- Does your family need shelter?
- Are you looking for prevention or stabilization services?
- Do your children need an after school program?