Since 1985, Hope for Veterans has provided housing and essential services to young adults and individuals in recovery from a debilitating mental illness. In 2004, they channeled their experience in residential recovery programs to help our former servicemen and women in dire need, opening the largest transitional housing program in New Jersey for homeless veterans. Community Hope was started in 1985 by families and mental health professionals seeking a safe haven in the community where young adults could continue their recovery from chronic mental illness. They opened our first therapeutic residence and recruited caring, professional counselors who could assist individuals in making a successful transition back to community and family life after many months, often years, of repeated psychiatric hospitalization. Today, Community Hope operates 40 residential facilities and is home to more than 335 individuals in recovery. Their programs have enabled hundreds to break the cycle of repeated hospitalizations, even homelessness, and we continue to reach more individuals in need. The 450 Campaign is a multiyear campaign to expand their capacity and reach more vulnerable individuals in need of our services.
Feed the Hungry at St. John's
Facility: 22 Mulberry Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Mail: P.O. Box 200147, Newark, NJ 07102
Hours: Tues-Sat: 7am-3pm Breakfast – 8:30 am Lunch – 11:30 am
Contact: Barbara Maran
Palisades Emergency Residence Corporation (PERC) exists to defeat the cycle of poverty, understanding that food and shelter are fundamental human rights. PERC believes that with help, there is hope. Every person deserves dignity, respect and opportunity.
PERC achieves their mission by providing emergency shelter for women, men and families, permanent housing for chronically homeless individuals, a soup kitchen and food pantry, advocacy and educational and community-based support services.
St. Paul's Community Development Corporation was founded in 1990 as the outreach mission of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in the City of Paterson, New Jersey. Today they are a separate, secular, not-for-profit organization guided by a diverse and voluntary board of directors that bridges racial, economic, geographic, and religious boundaries. Their purpose is to alleviate the conditions of hunger, homelessness, unemployment, poverty, and illiteracy in the City of Paterson. They accomplish this by providing emergency services to all in need and by designing long-term approaches to achieving social and economic improvement at the grassroots level.
Since the beginnings of the Windmill Day Center in 1985, the Windmill Alliance, Inc. has been dedicated to serving those most in need in our community. They grew from serving 9 clients in the Windmill Center alone to nearly 2,000 every year combined with their Social Service Program at HIGHWAYS. Their budget has grown from $25,000 a year to nearly $2 million a year.
The programs they offer include:
The Windmill Center, an adult day training program serving nearly 40 developmentally disabled adults every day
The Supervised Apartments, housing 14 residents with multiple physical and developmental challenges 24/7
HIGHWAYS, a multi-service program providing crisis intervention, emergency food pantry, thrift shop, job training, counseling and life coaching
The Windmill Alliance is a private, non-profit organization. The Windmill Alliance possesses a current 501(c)(3) status from the Internal Revenue Service, and is registered as a charitable organization with the NJ Department of Community Affairs. The Windmill Alliance, Inc. is non-sectarian. All people are welcomed without discrimination. No religion is promoted; all are respected. We invite you to look at our pages to learn about us and sense the joy that comes from serving others. You are welcome to visit us and you are welcome to become an active part of our community life.
Hasbrouck Heights Food Pantry
The Hasbrouck Heights Food Pantry is open every Monday morning (Tuesday, if Monday is a holiday) 9 to 11 a.m. In 2014 the pantry helped 71 families totaling 1,319 visits.
Integrity House provides the opportunity for people to reclaim their lives. Established in 1968, Integrity House offers a full continuum of care for individuals with substance use disorders. It is a carefully managed, highly effective treatment community. They are committed to serving individuals and families to make sustainable life-style changes.
Program levels include: long term residential, intensive short term residential, outpatient, and supportive housing.
Integrated treatment includes co-occuring services as well as medication assisted support as needed. Varied levels of care allow placement of individuals in flexible programs that best fit their needs. Integrity House is the largest treatment facility funded and licensed by the State of New Jersey.