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Interfaith Hospitality Network of Somerset County creates an emergency shelter program through a network of local religious congregations.


Through the generosity of North Branch Reformed Church, IHNSC opens the doors to Sunrise House, a transitional living facility located in Bridgewater, NJ.


Phase 2, an independent living support program, is created to help families as they leave the emergency shelter and move into their own housing.


The NJ Department of Community Affairs awards project-based, ten-year rental assistance vouchers to IHNSC for two apartments in North Plainfield, launching the Phase 3 Permanent Supported Housing Program.


Sound Minds, a mental health program, begins providing evaluation and counseling services for adults and children.


Funded by the Homelessness Trust Fund, IHNSC launches a homeless prevention program focusing on financial counseling with referrals from the Somerset County Community Development office.


In collaboration with the Somerset Valley YMCA, Daycare Plus provides children with high-quality child care program at the Somerville YMCA.


IHNSC obtains funding for Neighbors In Need, which provides independent living support to families in the community.


Interfaith Hospitality Network of Somerset County (IHNSC) rebrands as HOME of Somerset County.


HOME partners with Bound Brook Presbyterian Church to provide bi-lingual case management services to immigrant families in Bound Brook. 





Religious congregations are the backbone of the Emergency Shelter Program, providing overnight accommodations and meals on a weekly basis to families and financial support to HOME.

Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church Basking Ridge 
Bishop Janes United Methodist Church Basking Ridge
Bradley Gardens Reformed Church Bridgewater
Bridgewater United Methodist Church Bridgewater 
Congregational Church of Bound Brook, Bound Brook
Faith Lutheran Church Hillsborough 
Finderne Reformed Church Bridgewater
First United Methodist Church of Somerville 
Garden State Sikh Association Bridgewater 
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Somerville 
Hillsborough Reformed Church Hillsborough 
Immaculate Conception RC Church Somerville 
Lamington Presbyterian Church Bedminster 
Liberty Corner Presbyterian Church Liberty Corner 
Liquid Church, Somerville
Mary Mother of God Roman Catholic Church, Hillsborough 
Middlebush Reformed Church Middlebush 
Neshanic Reformed Church, Hillsborough 
North Branch Reformed Church Bridgewater 

One Church, Somerville 
Peapack Reformed Church, Gladstone 
Pluckemin Presbyterian Church Pluckemin 

Premier Family Life Ministry International, Piscataway  

Presbyterian Church at Bound Brook 
South Branch Reformed Church, Hillsborough 
St. Ann’s RC Church Raritan 
St. Bernards RC Church Bridgewater 
St. Brigid – St. Elizabeth, Peapack & Far Hills 
St. Charles Borromeo RC Church Skillman 
St. James RC Church Basking Ridge 

St. John's Episcopal Church, Somerville 
St. Joseph’s RC Church East Millstone

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Basking Ridge 
St. Mary of Czestochowa, Bound Brook 
St. Matthias RC Church Somerset 
Temple Beth-El Hillsborough 
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Somerset Hills Somerville 


Alyssa Martini Executive Director at HOME SCNJ
Alyssa Martini

Executive Director

Karen Donohue - Director of Volunteer Services at HOME SCNJ
Karen Donohue

Director of

Volunteer Services

Kayla Ellis - Case Manager at HOME SCNJ
Kayla Ellis

Case Manager

Elyse Schoepp

Sound Minds Counselor 


Roberta & Gregio Snead

Weekend Support Staff

Board of

Dorothy Driscoll


Kathy Rue

Vice President

Breda Ryan-Blake 


Debbie Elefant



Serena Collado
Doug Dzwonczyk
Jeff Knouse
Carol Levine
Lee Matyola

Sharon Rooney Mayer
Robin Osman

Tim O'Connor
M. Kate Sarles

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