We provide a newly renovated building with private bedrooms on each of the three floors. Each family is responsible for their own meals in a realistic, home-like environment; a communal kitchen is equipped in an electric stove and oven, microwave oven, coffee maker, toaster, dishes, utensils, pots, and pans.
Each room is furnished in a homey, cozy style; has its own cable TV and refrigerator. There is a fenced-in playground for younger children to enjoy.
The house is located close to public transportation, shopping, schools, parks, and a public library.
The idea to open a shelter that would be more like a home, was born in 2003: temporary but cozy, with a caring, loving atmosphere that would help mothers and children to feel more hopeful in their stressful situation.
The beginning was very challenging; if it wasn't for the support and generosity of our relatives and friends, we wouldn't be where we are today.
We opened the doors in February 2010 and we've been serving the homeless families ever since.
Board of Trustees:
Lilianna A.Giedrys - Founder and President
Italia Commisso-Weinand (Honorary)
Lilianna A.Giedrys - Executive Director
Peter Urbanek - Activities Coordinator
Jennifer and Marc Mastrangelo
Fin and Natalia Lopez
Morgan and Jackie Burklow
Ben and Diana Burklow
Ron and Laurie Aiosa
Jill and Michael Egbert
Judy and Bob Nixon
Donna and Stuart Aust
Jessica and Dan McGrady
Michael and Tracy Thibodeau
Kangaroo Electrical Contractors
Ladies' Guild at OLM
Powerhouse Church in Clifton
Calvary Temple in Wayne
Montclair State University - Music Department
Montclair High School students
Annette, Sandra, Ricardo - our tutors
We thank you very much for your time and effort !!!