Family Promise Serves Record Number of People Impacted by Homelessness in Morris County

Proclamation From Assemblyman Bucco Recognizes Contributions

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Proclamation from Assemblyman Bucco

MORRIS COUNTY — Family Promise of Morris County (FPMC), is celebrating November as Homelessness Awareness Month by receiving a Proclamation from Assemblyman Bucco acknowledging its work to end homelessness in the county.

At the request of Assemblyman Anthony Bucco, the proclamation is bestowed to commemorate Homeless Awareness month, raise awareness of the issue and to recognize FPMC for their positive contributions to the County of Morris and it’s residents.  Assemblyman Bucco urged all citizens to recognize and raise awareness of the issue of homelessness in our community.

“The recognition of National Homeless Awareness month provides an opportunity for us to tell the story of each and every person we help and the impact that has on our community,” said Joann Bjornson, Executive Director, Family Promise of Morris County.  “Regardless of age, race or religion, we work to ensure dignity and a path to self-sufficiency is provided to all those who seek it. I have to thank our volunteers and community members who give their time, talent and resources to support our shared mission of ending homelessness.”

In 2016 Family Promise of Morris County mobilized a volunteer workforce of over 1600 from 76 congregations to provide services to the county’s most vulnerable citizens with funding from grants, foundations and primarily private donors. 93% of FPMC donations go directly to support families in programs.

Last year, The Family Promise of Morris County organization provided:

  • 4,438 bed nights
  • A 94% Success rate of clients getting and keeping housing
  • Provided over 6,000 hours of Case Management
  • Through Our Promise Drop-In Center we served 667 individuals and managed over 6,000 pieces of mail.
  • Our Keys to Housing Program has permanently placed 17 families, with 7 more currently in process of obtaining homes through successful application of voucher programs.

Family Promise of Morris County is a non-sectarian, not-for-profit organization dedicated to ending the crisis of homelessness faced by Morris County residents by partnering with other public and private agencies, religious congregations and community volunteers to provide shelter, case management and mentoring services leading to self-sufficiency.

In 2016, FPMC had a 94% success rate of clients getting and maintaining housing. 93% of every dollar FPMC receives directly supports children and their families.  FPMC is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. To donate or support FPMC click here.

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