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About Us

HISTORY

1992

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

2003

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

2004

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

2006

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.

2008

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

2013

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.

2014

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

2020

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

2021

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

CONGREGATION PARTNERS

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
Evangel Chapel Bridgewater 
Faith Lutheran Church Hillsborough 
Finderne Reformed Church Bridgewater
First Baptist Church Somerville 
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 
Peapack Reformed Church, Gladstone 
Pluckemin Presbyterian Church Pluckemin 
Presybterian 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. Joseph’s RC Church East Millstone 
St. Martin’s Episcopal Church Bridgewater 
St. Mary of Czestochowa, Bound Brook 
St. Matthias RC Church Somerset 
Temple Beth-El Hillsborough 
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Somerset Hills Somerville 

Download 2020 Annual Report PDF

LEADERSHIP

Staff
Alyssa Martini Executive Director at HOME SCNJ
Alyssa Martini

Executive Director

 Alyssa@homescnj.org

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

Director of

Volunteer Services 

Karen@homescnj.org

Kayla Ellis - Case Manager at HOME SCNJ
Kayla Ellis

Case Manager 

 Kayla@homescnj.org

Elyse Schoepp

Sound Minds Counselor 

 

Roberta & Gregio Snead

Weekend Support Staff

Board of
Trustees

Dorothy Driscoll

President


Kathy Rue

Vice President


Gary Survill

Treasurer


Carol Goett

Secretary


H. Steven Vollers

Immediate Past President


Donna Casale
Doug Dzwonczyk
Debbie Elefant
Jeff Knouse
Carol Levine
Lee Matyola
Robin Osman
M. Kate Sarles