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Empowering families on their journey home


HOME of Somerset County empowers at-risk families to achieve and maintain independence through strength-based case management services. Partnering with a network of religious congregations, government, business and community organizations, HOME:

  • Provides emergency shelter among houses of worship in Somerset County

  • Operates transitional homes for families that contribute toward their living expenses

  • Provides comprehensive case management and counseling services

  • Creates a home-like environment for clients, staff and volunteers

  • Embraces the cultural diversity and strengths of all individuals

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Meet Hawa
Hawa - HOME client

Growing up in Africa, Hawa experienced the reality of extreme poverty, hunger and civil war. Her strong will to survive led her on a journey to the United States as a refugee. Hawa faced numerous challenges, including mental health issues and homelessness. Hawa found HOME in 2019 and accepted the opportunity to start building a healthy foundation for her family. She obtained an apartment for herself and her children, while working on goals that are supporting her long-term independence. 

 “I have never experienced people like this before in my life. They are patient, caring and have provided love that I have never been given. I am grateful for them changing my life for me and my children”.

Celebrate HOME's 30th Anniversary at our Gala,

October 13, Raritan Valley Country Club

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  • Referrals for our emergency shelter program must be obtained from the Somerset County Board of Social Services

  • HOME also partners with the Division of Child Protection & Permanency to accept families on a case-by-case basis

  • NJ Homeless Hotline 211

  • Contact us for assistance with community agency referral information


Volunteering provides empowerment and is a gateway to connecting with your community. Volunteers play many supportive roles throughout our programming. No gesture is too big or too small to truly make an impact in someone’s life. We value the many volunteers whose contribution to HOME is reflected in the victories of our families as they work towards independence. 

Text HOMESC to 44-321 it's an easy way to donate to our mission!

Financial support has been provided in part by Somerset Board of County Commissioners