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Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless

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Are you part of a family, friend or work group that would like to volunteer together? We have many opportunities throughout the year for your group to volunteer for our multiple homeless programs. Do you like to work with children? Do you like to do yardwork or paint an apartment? Do you want to organize a collection of donated goods? Do you like to teach ESL? Whatever your talent or treasure, we have an opportunity to match! We would welcome your help in serving the homeless with dignity. Please contact Kim, the volunteer coordinator, at kventura@theelizabethcoalition.org for more information. Check out our website: theelizabethcoalition.org for more ideas on how to volunteer.

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About Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless

Location:

118 Division Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07201, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless is to ensure that homeless individuals and families, and those persons who imminently face homelessness:

  1. Obtain safe, sanitary adequate temporary or emergency shelter,
  2. Are provided with a full and fair opportunity to secure safe, decent, affordable permanent housing;
  3. Are treated with dignity and respect by all segments of society; and
  4. Are not discriminated against in the exercise and assertion of their civil and constitutional rights.

Description

The Programs and Services of theElizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless

Project Gatekeeper: This is the heart of our work with the homeless. Daily our office is open to provide emergency case management to anyone who walks in. Annually, we serve approximately 1,000 households. Our advocates are adept with the system and work with every agency that provides housing services in the area. While "advocacy" is the primary service, other service components are: housing search assistance, community education and Operation Warm Heart.

Operation Warm Heart: A temporary emergency winter shelter for the homeless that provides a warm bed, a hot meal and intensive case management services to our most vulnerable population. This program is housed throughout the community in various churches during the winter season. It is run solely on the kindness of volunteers and donations.
The Hospitality House Program: In NJ only those on public assistance are eligible for shelter as shelters require payment from a source. Our Hospitality House program is geared to working homeless families. Each family lives in an apartment-like setting while saving money, finding work and paying off bills. Intensive social work services are included in this program. Currently we have 3 houses (Ryan's House, Helen's House and Joanie's House) that provide transitional shelter to 7 families. Bernice's Place: This program provides after school tutoring September-June to homeless (including doubled-up) and precariously housed youth ages 6-12. The program includes one to one tutoring, education advocacy and special programming. On Saturdays, a recreation program is offered. During the summer we provide the same population with a Summer Day Camp for six-weeks.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

118 Division StreetElizabeth, NJ 07201

(40.66121,-74.20003)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Cooking / Catering
  • Event Management
  • Child Development
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Timing is flexible depending on project. Commitment could be 3-4 hours to host a party or a month-long to organize a collection program. Any time donated is appreciated and welcome.
  • The possibilities for group volunteering are endless. You decide whether to throw a holiday party, provide 100 sandwiches, organize a spring/fall cleanup and plantings, teach a class, wrap presents, or organize a collection.

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