Homeless children and their families need your help now.

Your gift today offers families facing homelessness the promise of home.


Family Promise is the leading national nonprofit addressing family homelessness, providing homelessness prevention, emergency shelter, workforce development, education, financial capability, health and wellness, and so much more. 


When families lose their homes, they shouldn’t lose each other. By supporting Family Promise of Southern Ocean County, you will help keep families together during the hardest time of their lives — then ensure they quickly find housing and the resources for lasting independence. Family Promise of Southern Ocean County is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit, and donations are tax-deductible.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we face many challenges in our community. Information is constantly changing and families are more vulnerable now more than ever. The need in our community has more than tripled. We remain committed to supporting families through our prevention, shelter, and stabilization services during this challenging time.

Our services are still critically needed. We are continuing to take steps to avert potential new cases of homelessness through our prevention program via rental/mortgage assistance program.  Families are being hit hard by this health crisis through the loss of wages, jobs, transportation, childcare, and more. They will need our support now and into the future.

While our traditional rotational shelter model was suspended in March, we have creatively developed new approaches to shelter and have increased our capacity to support families in our community who are experiencing homelessness. 

Please consider donating to Family Promise of Southern Ocean County during this difficult time so we can provide a critical safety net for vulnerable families in our community. Your support restores hope and provides much-needed stability in the lives of families in crisis. As we continue working to end family homelessness in our community, your donation is as important as ever – because every child deserves a home!

Please use the donation form below to give today!

If you prefer, you can also mail in a check to our office: PO Box 83 West Creek, NJ 08092. 

Frequently asked questions

Where does my donation go?

Your donation goes directly to helping families in your own community here in Southern Ocean County get back on their feet. Whether it be going towards the programming curriculum they receive, food, rent to keep them in their homes, toiletries, any basic necessities for a family.

Donations of Vehicles, Real estate or other goods

Why? We get so many families in our community that have vehicles barely getting them to work or are beyond repair. By donating a vehicle this helps children to have a safe way to get to and from appointments and parents can go to work, especially because public transportation is not widely available. How? Vehicles: We can accept many kinds of vehicles, which we give to a family in need, depending on the vehicle’s condition and our current guests. Real estate: Whether you would like to transfer your property to us outright, designate your real estate through your estate, give us a portion of your holding, or continue to live in your property, we are happy to work with you to set up a transaction that meets your needs. Artwork, collections, and other personal property: Please contact us to make sure we can accept the gift you have in mind, and to discuss your wishes regarding the property.

Can I host my own fundraiser for you?

Of course! You support us and want to encourage your friends, family, and others to do the same! You may want to celebrate a special occasion by giving back, raise funds to honor a loved one, or simply invite others to celebrate in the hope and promise of the families we serve. How? Online: You can easily set up a fundraiser for Family Promise of Southern Ocean County on Facebook by going to facebook.com/fundraisers and searching for “Family Promise of Southern Ocean County.” We will directly receive any funds raised, and there are no fees. Contact us for other options. In person: If you would like to host a fundraiser, silent auction, or supply drive for Family Promise of Southern Ocean County, we would love to hear about it! To use our logo or branding, please contact us.

How do I donate?

Online: You can donate online right here through our website Mail: Send a check or cash to Family Promise of Southern Ocean County PO Box 83 West Creek, NJ 08092 Phone: Call the office at 609-994-3317 and donate via credit card or for other donation inquiries

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a child's future