News in brief: The Montclair Foundation presents a grant to IHN
Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) recently received a $8,000 grant from The Montclair Foundation at 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. This grant will help further IHN’s mission of helping homeless and at-risk families achieve self-sufficiency by providing shelter, social services, tutoring for at-risk youth and housing assistance.
In receiving the grant, Executive Director Emma Justice said “We are grateful to the continued support of The Montclair Foundation for supporting the at-risk families we serve living in the greater Montclair. Through the foundation’s support we help keep families in housing and children in school, leading to stable lives and a stable community. “
The Montclair Foundation was established to support not-for-profit organizations that meet health, educational, cultural, social service and quality of life needs in the greater Montclair community. It offers concerned citizens a way to assure the continuing vitality of Montclair and serves as a permanent conduit for charitable giving.
The IHN’s mission is to help homeless and at-risk families achieve self-sufficiency by providing shelter, social services and housing assistance through a community-based approach. An affiliate of Family Promise, IHN’s shelter program is supported by a network of area churches and synagogues that provide families with children a place to stay and three meals a day. While families are in the shelter network, IHN works with the moms and dads on a plan that addresses the issues that led to their homelessness. Goals are set and parents are compassionately guided to take the steps necessary to find a home and become self-sufficient. More information can be found at ihnessexnj.org