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2014 State of the Organization

Record Expansion Underway to Reach 1,250 Individuals, Including Veterans, and Families Struggling with Mental Illness, Addiction, Homelessness and Poverty 


With thousands in need of the safe havens and services we provide, Community Hope is in the midst of a historic expansion to assist more individuals and families whose lives have been disrupted by mental illness, addiction, homelessness and poverty. 

This expansion includes:
Major Expansion of Supportive Services for Veteran Families:

With our veteran families program having recently expanded, we are helping veterans struggling with homelessness and poverty in one of the roughest winters in the past decade.  Community Hope staff are working within 11 of NJ’s 21 counties as well as eastern PA to rapidly re-house homeless veteran families and to prevent those struggling with homelessness from being put out on the street.

Development of Phase II, Valley Brook Village:for Veterans:

Completed last September, Valley Brook Village is home this winter to 62 disabled and formerly homeless veteran households. With a waiting list evidencing the need for more permanent supportive housing for veterans, plans are  underway to develop a Phase II by constructing an additional 30 to 50 units.

More Urgently-Needed Safe Havens:

Development of several supportive housing projects are either nearing completion or underway to ensure affordable housing plus services for nearly 20 individuals, including veterans, who are in recovery from mental illness and would otherwise be at risk of homelessness. The project pictuted herein was made possible through a partnership with Morris Habitat for Humanity and numerous corporate and community volunteers.

An Expanded Mission

Community Hope kicked off 2014 with an expanded mission.

Helping individuals, including veterans, and their families, overcome mental illness, addiction, homelessness and poverty by providing housing and support services.

This mission retains our 29-years of dedication to providing safe havens wherein young people and adults are continuing their recovery from bipolar disorder, depression and other mental illnesses within a supportive environment.

And reflects our expanding services, begun more than a decade ago, to help veterans and their families overcome homelessness, poverty and despair.  Today,we are the largest nonprofit in and around New Jersey serving homeless veterans and veteran families. Since 1985, we have restored hope to thousands!

A New Identity

Our thanks to Havas Health’s Catapult College and the advertising agency’s adoption of Community Hope as their 2013-2014 pro bono client!

Catapult reinvigorated the Community Hope logo and has designed a brand to identify our expansive veterans programs . . . wherein we are providing Hope for Veterans, and working to save more than 1,000 veterans and families from homelessness this year.

199 Pomeroy Road  ·  Parsippany, NJ 07054  ·  P# (973) 463-9600  ·  F# (973) 463-0595


Veteran’s Haven North (VHN), Glen Gardner, NJ

Emergency and Transitional Housing for Homeless Veterans

We have openings for veterans in both our 30 bed (SHIELD) emergency shelter & treatment program and our 50+ bed transitional housing program.

Our emergency shelter & treatment program is open to veterans with mental health and/or addiction struggles, regardless of their current location.  Download the SHIELD Referral for Admission:   SHIELD Referral for Admission

The VA Admission Coordinator can be reached at 908-647-0180 x4740.

Our transitional housing program is open to all veterans, regardless of their current location.  Download the VHN Application for Admission: :VHN Application for Admission Form

Our VHN Admission Planner(s) can be reached at 908- 537-1980 or 908-537-1966.


Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program

Our Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program is a homeless prevention program designed to assist veterans and veteran families at risk of homelessness to maintain their housing and to rapidly re-house veteran families who have recently become homeless.

Community Hope and Hope for Veterans® will provide case management services to assist veterans and their families in securing housing and developing a housing stability plan to avert or overcome homelessness. Veterans and social service providers can access our referral hotline with NJ 211 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Serving Veterans and Veteran Families in the Following Communities:

New Jersey Counties:   Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren

Pennsylvania Counties:    Bucks, Monroe, Northampton and Pike

Who Qualifies:

Low-income single veterans or veteran families who are

  • Currently residing in permanent housing and at risk of becoming homeless OR
  • Currently homeless or recently exited permanent housing and are scheduled or able to become a resident of permanent housing within 90 days.  For example, a veteran living in a shelter, on the street or in temporary housing with an apartment identified.

Social Service Assistance:  Case management services may include: Housing counseling/housing search, securing utilities, mediation with property owners, financial budgeting, employment assistance and navigation of eligible benefits and services.

Financial Assistance Services:  Temporary financial assistance may be available to eligible veterans including rental assistance, utility payments, security payments, moving costs, childcare and transportation expenses.

Helping NJ and Pennsylvania Veterans and Veteran Families Keep or Find Housing and Avoid Homelessness.

Call the SSVF Referral Hotline at 1-855-483-8466

  Read More about Supportive Services for Veteran’s Families

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers a variety of home loan programs for active duty service members, veterans,   and National Guard and Reserve members:

  • Purchase   Loans help purchase a home at a competitive interest rate often without  requiring a downpayment or private mortgage insurance.
  • Cash  Out Refinance Loans take cash out of your home equity to pay off debt,   fund school, or make home improvements.
  • Interest  Rate Reduction Refinance Loan can help you obtain a lower interest rate   by refinancing an existing VA loan.
  • Native  American Direct Loans help eligible Native American veterans finance   the purchase, construction, or improvement of homes on Federal Trust Land, or   reduce the interest rate on a VA loan.
  • Adapted  Housing Grants help veterans with a permanent and total   service-connected disability purchase or build an adapted home or to modify an   existing home to account for their disability.

These programs are not one-time benefits – they can be reused.

Learn more about home loans for  veterans and service members.

Community Hope will be opening the newest permanent housing for veterans with a disability in Chester Township, Morris County on Nov. 1.  There are two one-bedroom apartments and one two-bedroom apartment available.  The home is not handicapped accessible.  Applicants must be vets, have a disability (any type) and must meet income guidelines for HOME-funded programs.  The home is about 3 1/2 miles from downtown Chester Borough, so people would need to have transportation.  If interested, please contact Lynne Conoran, Benefits Counselor at Community Hope.  Phone for Lynne is 973-463-9600 ext 326 or email lconoran@communityhope-nj.org.

Thomas Jerome House (TJH) is a nonprofit organization supporting severely wounded veterans with traumatic brain injuries.  They recently purchased their first home in Hamilton Square, NJ and are looking for support in the community to help with projects at their home.  Please visit their website to learn more about TJH and check out ways you can get involved.  You can also make a monetary donation or purchase items from their registry.  Their website address is:  http://www.thomasjeromehouse.org/

Thomas Jerome House is in immediate need of patio furniture, pictures, lamps, buffet table for dining room, office furniture, items like toilet paper, toothpaste, laundry detergent (staples to have in the home).

We thank you for your support!

Yvette, Tom, Nicholas & James Ehring for Thomas Jerome House