Our Social Services team of professionals provide guests at our kitchen with information and referrals to other support agencies to help address their challenges. Our services and partnerships provide with housing assistance, medical services, and counseling. We have also developed on-site services including health and vision screenings, flu shots and HIV/AIDS prevention and testing.
SNAP Enrollment & Services
At Elijah’s Promise, we put an individual’s most fundamental needs first- food, water, and a safe space to breathe and seek help during life’s most challenging times.
We have a dedicated Social Services team that assists individuals in need with navigating the resources and services that will support them on their journey towards stability, starting with the most basic but crucial life necessities.
After making sure a client’s immediate needs are met, we connect them with additional supports, leading with food security first. In particular, we focus on connecting our guests to SNAP (food stamps) resources to ensure that in addition to the healthful meals they receive at the Soup Kitchen, they are able to purchase and prepare the food that they need once they leave. We welcome all at the Soup Kitchen for as long as they need, and also we are honored to be a part of their journey towards self-sufficiency.
Through a partnership with the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, we are offering on-site SNAP counseling services for individuals who think they might qualify or have questions about their SNAP benefits.
If you or someone that you know would like to speak about SNAP benefits, please fill out the referral form below or walk-in during our SNAP enrollment office hours on Tuesdays from 10:00am to 2:00pm. You can also contact our Social Services department at 732-545-9002 ext. 119 or email email@example.com
Complete our SNAP Referral Form Here: SNAP Counseling Session Referral Form
Social Services Team
The social service delivery model is based on recommendations incorporated in the Middlesex County Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness.
Services are non-facility, interventions aimed at engaging homeless people living in Middlesex County who have been unable or unwilling to access support from traditional service settings and providers.
Through our deployment of a mobile outreach team making regularly scheduled stops throughout Middlesex County – in a van fully stocked with food, clothing, blankets, hygiene items, and information – case managers and peer outreach workers seek out the chronically homeless on the streets, under bridges, living along the Raritan River, or in other yet undiscovered locations.
Utilizing engagement strategies that are non-threatening and non-judgmental, social services staff work to establish a trusting relationship with homeless individuals, many of whom struggle with mental illness and/or substance abuse, with the ultimate goal of moving them off the streets and into stable housing.
Our goal is to empower people to begin addressing the complex issues at the root of their personal struggles.
For social service inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Social Services Resources:
- SNAP Counseling Referral form
- Easy Guide to SNAP/EBT for Libraries with Elijah’s Promise (Video)
- SNAP Resource Packet for Libraries