Women’s Shelter

The Women’s Shelter program offers a safe shelter and support for homeless pregnant women and their children. Each family is provided with a room and private bath during their participation in the program.

Also, participants receive training on skills they need to maintain a household in their own such as parenting, home management and life skills. All residents are enrolled in job skills training and support services to assure their ability to gain employment. Participants get access to community based child care so they can attend training.

Training Provided:

Parenting Skills:

  • Appropriate Disciplining
  • Baby’s Care
  • First Aid
  • Family Planning
  • Nutrition
  • Stress Management
  • Time Management
  • Domestic Violence & Child Abuse Prevention Program

Home Management Skills:

  • Money Management
  • Budgeting
  • Credit and Savings
  • House Safety
  • Recycling and Cooking.

Employment Readiness Skills:

  • Self-Esteem
  • Assertiveness
  • Time Management
  • Team Building
  • Job Interview Techniques and Resume Writing.

Who is eligible?

Independent and self-motivated single mothers who are homeless or potentially homeless with children. Also, young homeless expectant mothers are encouraged to apply. Clients are referred by the TANF Local Office.

For more information about this program, give us a call to (973) 684-3320

HMPSC staff provide advice and assistance to clients in obtaining medical, social, community, legal, financial, and other needed services.
All information is kept confidential

These programs are available thanks to the generous support of