View a few projects funded by Montclair Fund for Women.
The Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) was established in 1987 as a family shelter with the support of numerous interfaith congregations and volunteers in Essex County. The agency has grown over the years to include a Home for Good Program, to assist families with housing, prevent homelessness, plus we provider food assistance to the families. We also provide families with employment resources, affordable housing search assistance and educational programs related to budgeting, landlord tenant relations, credit repair and family health. The K-12 Afterschool program is open to children in the IHN shelter and in the Home for Good program. We serve the ALICE population and very low income families. Over 90 % of our clients are African Americans.
We do these activities and more through the generosity of the Montclair
Fund for Women Foundation and various other supporters.Annually IHN serves over 300 individuals, 60% of which are children with shelter, housing, educational and enrichment programs for adults and food assistance. We also offer a k-12 Afterschool Program during the school year and camp scholarships during the summer. Our social work department is staffed with Masters level social workers.
Succeed2gether exists to provide the skills, services, and resources necessary for the well-being and economic success of those most in need. Through our Resource Center we develop and implement education and youth empowerment programs, anti-violence initiatives and human needs activities, such as clothing distribution and social services. Our After-School Tutoring Program (ASTP) and Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) for families in need, comprise the cornerstone of our mission. These free programs meet the academic needs of both low-performing and accelerated students whose low-income families are unable to pay for tutoring. By focusing on closing the achievement gap in literacy and numeracy, these programs help to fill the void left by the elimination of many free and low-cost academic services previously provided by the public schools.