|Place Of Promise Permanent Supportive Housing Program
Welcome to the Place of Promise and Mothers Vineyard
Place of Promise a Permanent Supportive Housing Program and Mothers Vineyard A Housing and Tranformation Ministry for
Place of Promise is a Paterson-based
agency in its 4th year of delivering services to men who are chronicly homeless.
Coffee Pot Ministry and Lunch Program of St. Philip’s Ministry, has successfully served Paterson’s most disadvantaged for more than 10 years.
What began as a “Soup Kitchen (Congregate Feeding Program) " now also offers a specialized
house care program. It now delivers comprehensive housing services to homeless.
Place of Promise's mission is to provide hope and opportunity to
the homeless, assisting them to permanently leave the streets, secure stable housing, and build self-sufficient, satisfying
Overall agency goals are
stability, educational advancement, employment continuity, life skills competence, health maintenance, and personal goals
Mothers Vineyard is a Women’s
Ministry that we are excited to let you know about. It is a place where a number of women come together in authentic
relationships to be encouraged to live wholeheartedly for Jesus Christ. Our long-term transitional housing program is
designed to offer support services for women many who are mothers. We give them time to make the adjustment from
supportive to interdependent living. They are given the opportunity to stabilize their financial futures and become healthy
self-supporting members of the community. This program provides a time for personal growth in their faith in Christ; build
relationships within the Christian community; and learn to love themselves as Christ loves them.
The needs of the homeless are extensive and complex. Beyond the lack of shelter and other
necessities for survival, they also lack hope, opportunities, self-esteem, communication and daily living skills, positive
role models, educational training, and the ability to secure and maintain employment. They struggle to
adequately care for themselves emotionally, economically, and physically.
Despite these vulnerabilities,
St. Philip's has found that the homeless have significant strengths, which, when properly assessed and nurtured, are
keys to their success.
Given these challenges, the homeless require a continuum of services and resources to help them to realign their
developmental trajectories and prepare for self-sufficiency which we provide.