One of the nation’s leading non-profits, the Salvation Army, has a location in Morris County New Jersey. The charity is focused on helping those families that are going through a difficult time, whether it is the result of job loss, reduction in income, or unexpected bills. A number of emergency programs and self-sufficiency resources are provided to the low income, working poor, seniors, and others in Morris County.
The first priority is on helping with basic needs. If you need a free bag of groceries, clothing, or access to shelter in order to make it through a hardship, every county in New Jersey has a service center to contact.
That is not all the Salvation Army will assist with. Basic needs can also include rental assistance. If you are facing an eviction and don’t know where your next payment will come from, your local social service center may be able to help. Any resources are limited. However if you qualify, and money is offered, some partial rent payments may be made in a crisis.
Food pantries are located in the state and in Morristown. What is passed out will vary, often by week as the type and amount of donations determine this. However the Salvation Army pantries may have items such as canned goods, cereals, rice, breads, pastries and frozen foods. Some of the centers offer low cost or free grocery delivery to homebound seniors in Morris County.
Other nutritional needs can be met by soup kitchens. This can provide the low income, seniors, and children with hot lunches and free meals. Special Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations will be held too. You may need an appointment.
Utility and heating bill assistance is available. If you have a shut off notice from your energy provider that your heat or power will be disconnected due to unpaid bills, then some funds or grants may be offered. As with all programs, this funding is limited and will come with conditions.
The homeless or those facing eviction can turn to shelters and transitional housing. If you need a place to stay, the Salvation Army transitional housing programs provide shelter. The locations will give people or families a place to live (for a short period of time) while they work with a case manager on locating and paying for a permanent home.
Also, if you face a domestic break-up, have been evicted, are dealing with an addiction, or have some other form of housing crisis, call your local Salvation Army service office. Get details on other emergency rental assistance and/or transitional housing options. The support services are offered to low-income single men and women so they can find a solution.
Emergency housing is really a shelter. If you have lost your current home or housing unit and need immediate help or a place to stay, the Salvation Army will make sure you have a warm bed to stay. Then the non-profit will refer you to partner programs in New Jersey or provide direct financial assistance or vouchers.
Self-sufficiency, including employment assistance, will help deal with the root cause of the hardship. A steady income, and the employment needed, is the core to any client’s long-term stability. Staff will help people find a job that pays the bills and can lead to a long term career.
Other services offered can include transportation to a doctor appointment or job interview, disaster relief, thrift stores and clothing closets. Other resources may be available too. If you don’t qualify for aid, the non-profit will do its best to offer referrals or other support.
In general, the Morristown Corps Salvation Army offers both social and church services. While anyone can stop by for assistance, many families come from the towns of Brookside, Convent Station, East Hanover, Green Village, Greystone Park, Hanover, Jefferson Township, Mendham, Morris Plains, New Vernon, Parsippany, Troy Hills and Whippany New Jersey.
The main address is 95 Spring Street, Morristown, NJ 07960. Call (973) 539-2700
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