Here's just a small sampling of the work we do in our community.
TRANSITIONAL FAMILY SHELTER
St. Peter’s Haven provides short term housing for homeless and at risk families. Our goal is to support and maintain the family as a unit, provide case management, and to assist our families in obtaining safe, long-term, affordable housing.
Our utmost priority is to keep each family intact so that they can maintain the normal rhythm of life. Accepting families of any configuration, we work closely with other community organizations to resolve the issue of homelessness in Passaic County.
Our food pantry provides supplemental food to those in our community experiencing hunger. Currently, we serve over 800 persons each month. A monthly visit will include a 3 day supplement of nonperishable foods, as well as fresh bread, meat, produce, and extras, as available.
Open three days out of the week, our pantry is a central resource center a number of services for low income families and individuals. Such services include regular health clinics, job postings, veteran’s services, health services, and access to other agencies and programs on both a local and national level.
Throughout the year, we support our pantry members with special programs to meet needs outside of their monthly grocery supply. This includes providing backpacks and school supplies to all students from Kindergarten through college, gifts to children and teenagers during the holiday season, warm coats, hats, gloves, & scarves in the winter months, and a turkey with all the fixings at Thanksgiving.
In a continuing effort to provide healthy food access to our community , we were able to start two community gardens in the spring of 2015 through a grant from the County of Passaic/City Green's Dig-In! Program. With these gardens, we are able to increase the amount of local grown fruits and vegetables available to our pantry members. Located at our two shelter sites, our gardens provide space where a community can come together to share in the benefits of gardening - learning new skills, making new friends and growing healthy, fresh produce.