Emergency Shelter Program
If all resources are exhausted and it is essential for a family to obtain emergency shelter, FPE provides short-term, family friendly, emergency shelter, food and housing-focused case management services. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, FPE transitioned from a rotational shelter model which made use of space in the facilities of our faith-based partners to a scattered site model which makes use of apartments, motel rooms or single-family homes as shelter. Volunteers from area congregations and other community groups in Essex County continue to provide food and support to the families enrolled in the shelter program. Our professional social services staff provides ongoing case management and programming at our Family Resource Center in Montclair. This includes social/emotional guidance, goal setting, and referrals to assist in finding housing and jobs.
Our Host Congregations
Family Promise Essex is privileged to have a dedicated network of congregations. During a host congregation’s week, volunteers come together to perform the various tasks needed.