The mission of Family Promise of Sussex County is to secure housing stability and sustainability for those in crisis…because everyone deserves a home.
Our vision is that every individual and family shall have a home, a livelihood, and the chance to build a better future. We offer many services and a dedicated team of individuals that are available to assist our clients in obtaining these goals.
Family Promise Programs & Initiatives
The winter months can cause utility payments to increase and become difficult to manage. Family Promise of Sussex County can assist you in Applying for Aid with your Utility Costs.
You may be eligible for Assistance with Electric, Natural Gas, Oil and nearly any deliverable fuel. Even if your heat is included in your rent, you may qualify.
Mobile Outreach staff can assist Sussex County residents who are homeless or eminently threatened with homelessness. They can assist with emergency supplies and transportation to shelters, medical appointments, or agencies to obtain necessary identification.
This program provides wrap-around assistance to renters facing eviction in Sussex and Morris Counties. Our Resource Navigators will support at-risk households by providing access to housing resources, advocating on their behalf in the court system while also working closely with legal services, landlords and community-based organizations to prevent eviction and restore stable and sustainable housing.
Eligible program participants must have an Order of Eviction and lock-out date. Program provides short-term financial assistance to stabilize families facing a short-term financial crisis.
All program participants are required to engage in case management services and life-skill seminars. Call to complete the intake process.
Making Access Possible (M.A.P.)
Making Access Possible (M.A.P.) is an interactive Geo map that allows you to access local resources such as housing, addiction services, mental health, legal services, utilities, employment, transportation, senior services, and food pantries. These resources are available across four counties: Sussex, Warren, and Morris.
Our housing resources page contains a number of useful links to state and county resources, such as housing search, renters’ rights, homelessness and eviction services, and warming and cooling centers.
Tri-County Continuum of Care
The Tri-County Continuum of Care is a collaboration of agencies that work together to coordinate services and housing for homeless individuals and families throughout Warren, Hunterdon, and Sussex Counties, NJ.
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Meet Robert...Imagine living alone in the winter without heat and being sick. That was the case for Robert, a 76-year-old widower. Robert had just been released from the hospital this winter after a 3 week stay. He returned home to find that his oil tank was empty, and he had no heat in his home. Robert had recently seen a flyer from Family Promise of Sussex County that talked about utility and heating assistance through a program called LIHEAP. Robert made one call to the FPSC office and was very happy he did. Within hours, he had an oil delivery, and his heat was working again. FPSC staff also assisted him in completing the LIHEAP application to prevent this from ever happening again.
Meet Anna...Anna’s homelessness was ushered in by the pandemic. Anna, a single mother, lost her job at the onset of the pandemic and had to relocate closer to her family up North because she was no longer able to make the rent or pay the bills. Living with her family members became burdensome and all involved because of overcrowding and other issues. Before coming to Family Promise, Anna was staying at a local shelter for 6 months. Although grateful for having a roof over her head, she and her child had trouble adjusting to these living arrangements. Her young child, especially, felt the impact of not having a place to call home. Anna stated Family Promise of Sussex County helped her tremendously in finding an apartment, and through case management, Anna learned critical life skills such as budgeting and managing finances. Anna wanted to stress the importance of these skills as they can make a world of difference when trouble strikes. She is currently housed, happy, and hopeful.
Meet Jane...After twenty-seven healthy years she got evicted from her home. Jane’s beloved husband passed away from a tumor. The tragic turn of events took Jane by surprise. Feeling depressed and confused, Jane struggled to make ends meet. All alone, she had to learn to relive life without the comforts of her past and the assurance of a better tomorrow. She eventually was referred to Family Promise of Sussex County where she was finally able to locate the help she so desperately needed. Our Housing Specialist, who stood by her side all the way to the doorstep of her new home, won the praise and adulation of Jane. Family Promise of Sussex County assisted Jane with a security deposit and first month’s rent. Today, she is safe and housed, but continues to feel lonely. Family Promise of Sussex County recognizes the unintended consequences of rearranging one’s living situation and assures Jane, and many others, that we hear you and that we are working on addressing ways to connect clients with the community for an improved quality of life.
Meet Mr. L...Mr. L was street homeless for over four years. With the help of Family Promise of Sussex County, Mr. L attended case management sessions working hard to obtain medical coverage, income, and housing. Mr. L is now off the streets and living in an apartment. He has been connected to numerous community supports in addition to the continued case management he receives from FPSC.
Meet the M Family...The M family entered into the emergency shelter program at FPSC after losing their previous living arrangement. Dad worked hard, juggling the needs of his children, their schooling, his work, and attending case management while working to find a new home. With the help of their case worker and the Rapid Rehousing program, they have successfully stabilized their housing and their lives. The M family has settled into their new home, Dad has received a promotion at work, and they have welcomed a dog into their family.
Your Contribution has Direct Community Impact!
Your gift to Family Promise of Sussex County does more than help families to escape homelessness.
Family Promise of Sussex County breaks the cycle of poverty and builds long-term financial stability and self-sufficiency.