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The Family Promise Bridge Network

What is the Family Promise Bridge Network?

The Family Promise Bridge Network is a program offering temporary shelter and support to working families with children who are experiencing homelessness. Shelter is currently offered through temporary hotel placements as we work on a longer-term solution. The congregational network was forced to close in 2020 due to the pandemic. We are profoundly grateful for the love and support of the congregations that provided shelter, meals, and the kindness of countless volunteers over many years.

We are working on a longer-term solution which will provide a permanent location for families to stay during their time with Family Promise.  Read more

Once a family is safely sheltered, immense pressure is lifted. With the on-going support and guidance of Family Promise staff, families begin to set goals and commit to overcoming obstacles to self-sufficiency. Services are tailored to each family, offering opportunities for personal, financial, and career growth.  Financial assistance is provided to eligible families for educational advancement, job training, childcare, and transportation as it relates to employment.

Case Management

Case management is a key element of this program. Along with meeting with their case manager regularly, all families also participate in a mandatory savings plan, empowerment workshops, financial education classes which include individualized coaching, parenting support, skills assessments, workplace readiness skills training, and a youth literacy initiative.

The Family Promise Network of Bergen County New Jersey