MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA (December 21, 2020) — NorthMarq’s New Jersey office selected Family Promise of Morris County, as its recipient of a 2020 Community Involvement Grant. The organization is a New Jersey-based, non-sectarian, not-for-profit organization dedicated to mobilizing community resources and people to end the crisis of homelessness faced by Morris County families and individuals by providing a continuum of services leading to self-sufficiency through their Outreach, Shelter and Housing Programs.
Family Promise boasts a 97 percent success rate of individuals & families maintaining housing once obtained. Programs include Emergency Shelter, Housing, and Outreach which includes the Our Promise Drop-In Center located in Morristown and the Navigating Hope Mobile Unit.
Gary Cohen, managing director – NorthMarq’s New Jersey office, nominated the organization based upon his personal involvement with them for several years.
“NorthMarq’s donation will support our efforts to mitigate homelessness and help our community connect with much-needed resources, referrals, and linkages. It is imperative now, more than ever, that we make full use of our outreach capacities in order to rapidly house those who are most at-risk and prevent as many instances of homelessness as possible. We are honored to be awarded the Community Involvement Grant that will help support services to our community during the current health and housing crisis.," said Chief Executive Officer, Joann Bjornson, LSW.
In the third year of NorthMarq’s Community Involvement Grant program, the company has awarded grants to 18 non-profits in 16 cities. The program solicits nominations from each local office, and had an increase of 20 percent from 2019, with a total of 18 non-profits focused on affordable housing and reducing homelessness receiving these grants in 2020. NorthMarq’s 2020 grant to New Hope Housing represents its third award under the Community Involvement Grant program.