Our support for Family Promise is such important work in our community in Southern Ocean County. The two families we are currently serving are in much need of our help. Any help you can give whether in terms of meals, overnights, donations, or office volunteering is much appreciated. Please call me at 732-330-4949 if you are interested in helping out. Jesus said, “When you do it to any of these, you do it to me.” Deacon Judy  

Everyone should have a home...a place to be secure, to raise children in dignity, to thrive in life. We're committed to making that a reality in Southern Ocean County. Join us in our mission! Every day, Family Promise connects people who want to help with opportunities to make a difference. You don't need to donate thousands of dollars or hundreds of hours of service to make a difference. In fact, you can make a meaningful change for your neighbors in need with one hour of volunteer work or a single donation of clothing, food, or furniture. Won't you join us? Contact Deacon Judy Krom ( for further info.


Day Center Needs

• liquid laundry detergent / Bleach

• large storage bins w/ lids

• disinfectant wipes

• cleaning supplies

• paper supplies (paper towels, toilet paper, tissues)

• drink supplies (i.e. water bottles, juice, coffee)

• snacks (i.e. fruit snacks, granola bars ) • Shampoo / Conditioner

• Ladies deodorant

• Wawa gift cards for gas for families / Shoprite or Acme gift cards for food

• Printer Paper / Printer Cartridges: Toner TN-630-TN 660

• Roadside Packages for our families: first aid kit, AAA membership gift card


• Meals, hospitality, support

• Committee members: Fundraising/Public Relations/Congregation Relations

• Interns: marketing/public relations/human services/hospitality

• Students needing volunteer hours • Scouts needing community service hours

If you are interested in learning more how you can help with volunteering at our day center or serving on one of our committees or if you would like to donate other items please contact us at 609-994-3317. Monetary donations are accepted by sending to: PO Box 926, Barnegat, NJ 08005. 


The new year is upon us and with it we are looking forward to another year of service to homeless families in Southern Ocean County.

Many of you already know that Cheryl Polo, our previous Director, has moved on and is now working with the Salvation Army. We wish her the best and Godspeed in her new position.

Elizabeth Golla is our new Executive Director and we have every confidence in her ability to see that our mission continues. Liz's extensive professional background gives her a strong foundation for working with families in need. Her love of God and passion for the mission of Family Promise will provide families with compassion, empathy and care that gives dignity to all.

We also welcome Terry Roberts on board as our new Office Coordinator. Terry will be working with our coordinators and volunteers in order to keep operations running smoothly.

Welcome to St. Theresa's Parish which has recently joined our growing list of host congregations! We are deeply grateful to Rev. Michael Lambeth and the parish community for opening their doors to our organization and to those in need. Training has begun for the numerous volunteers who will be providing hospitality and other services to our guests.

If you know of a congregation, church or civic group that we can contact about becoming a host site, please share their contact information with us.

Check out our Facebook page to see the article written in this week's Sandpaper. Also included on our Facebook page is information for an upcoming Tastefully Simple online fundraiser. More information to follow.

We are looking forward to this year's events and fundraisers. Planning for Cardboard Box City has begun and our fundraising committee is meeting to look at all of our fundraising activities. If you are able and willing to serve on either of these committees please call the office at 609-994-3317.

Cardboard Box City - Save the Date

Friday, April 28, 2017 Time: 6:00pm

Where: St. Mary of the Pines Church

100 Bishop Lane, Manahawkin, NJ

Please join Family Promise of Southern Ocean County for a night to raise awareness in ending homelessness one family at a time! Dinner will be provided; games, movie, and cardboard box decorating prizes will be given!

For more information please visit or call 609-994-3317

Immediate Help Needed

Help is needed at the day center. If you are willing and able to help give the day center some TLC in the form of cleaning, sprucing up, and organizing items please call us at the office to let us know when you would be available. Thank you!!!! Many hands make light work!!  

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