FLORHAM PARK, NJ  — On April 20, Family Promise of Morris County was recognized at the Morris County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Not-for-Profit Conference held at the Wyndham Hamilton Park in Florham Park. The organization was recognized for their excellence in innovation and leadership and received the "Innovative Program Award" for their Our Promise Drop In Center. 

The center, located at 51 Washington Avenue, provides phone and computer access, a mailing address, restrooms, warming/cooling center, information and referrals to other agencies, linkage to medical and dental services, case management, systems advocacy and more. Family Promise of Morris County (FPMC) is a non-profit dedicated to assisting homeless families living in Morris County. Through FPMC programs, area homeless families are given shelter and the necessary skills to improve their condition – with the ultimate goal of securing them jobs, housing and new lives. 

“Homelessness is a heart-breaking and devastating condition that affects individuals, families and children" said Joann Bjornson, Executive Director of Family Promise of Morris County. "The causes are wide-raging, but regardless of cause – our response to those in crisis defines us as individuals and communities. Our Promise was created to fill a gap and meet the needs of those experiencing homelessness. Most importantly, we sought to change the landscape of Morristown by increasing the access to services.”

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The Our Promise Drop-In Center program is based out of First Baptist Church of Morristown (51 Washington Street) is open Monday to Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information visit; http://www.familypromisemorris.org/