MORRISTOWN, NJ – Family Promise, an organization who helps those facing homelessness has partnered with the First Baptist Church of Morristown to start a new program – Our Promise Drop-In Center -- serving the local homeless population in the Morristown area.

This program offers essential services to the homeless, including phone and computer access, restrooms, a warming/cooling center, information and referral, linkage to medical and dental services, case management, systems advocacy, and even a mailing address.

Family Promise has served Morris County since 1988 and is dedicated to ending homelessness by partnering with public and private agencies, congregations and 1600-plus community volunteers to provide shelter, case management, and mentoring services leading to self-sufficiency.

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The organization is committed to helping any Morris County family have access to clean and safe shelter, and responsive and compassionate support that will provide a path to independence and self-sufficiency.

“It was particularly meaningful that Family Promise opened the new Drop-In Center during the holiday season, when the issues of hunger and homeless especially resonate with all Morris county residents, and our attention is more focused on the neediest persons in our community,’’ said Freeholder Hank Lyon, who is the county governing board’s liaison on human services issues.

The Morris County Board of Freeholders has issued a resolution of congratulations and support to Family Promise of Morris County, a non-profit agency dedicated to helping the county’s homeless population.

“The county freeholders, on behalf of all county residents, extend our support to these dedicated members of our county for their efforts to improve the quality of life for homeless residents, to help provide them with the basic necessities of life, give them a measure of comfort and self-respect, while helping lead them back to self-sufficiency,’’ said Freeholder DeFillippo.

“We are excited to be able to expand services for the chronically homeless in our community and look forward to building local partnerships with others who share our mission of helping the homeless,’’ said Family Promise Executive Director Joann Bjornson.

The “Our Promise’’ Drop-In Center is open Monday to Friday from 1-4:30 p.m. you can contact them 973.644.0100 or at ourpromise@familypromisemorris.org

For more information on Family Promise, visit: www.familypromisemorris.org