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Morris County’s Navigating Hope mobile social services van plans several stops in December

Bringing Mobile Social Services to In-Need Residents

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – Morris County’s mobile social-services-center-on-wheels, Navigating Hope, will be traveling across Morris County over the next month, making several visits to municipalities through Dec. 29.

The mobile program visits supermarkets, churches, soup kitchens, shopping malls, and other locations to reach county residents in need of assistance.

Navigating Hope‘s joint stops with the Morris County Sheriff’s Hope One van are listed in bold on the schedule. Hope One is a mobile recovery access vehicle that offers critical support for persons struggling with addiction, with the goals of preventing drug overdoses and deaths. To view Hope One’s stop schedule, click here or contact Hope One at hopeone@co.morris.nj.us.

Navigating Hope, financed by county tax dollars approved by the Freeholder Board, provides on-site benefits eligibility screenings and application assistance, plus links to community services. Offerings include EITC (tax credits), WIC (nutritional assistance), plus aging, domestic violence, veterans, health & wellness, legal, and mental health services. and also transportation needs.

Navigating Hope’s schedule through Dec. 29, Stops are usually from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., include:

Dec 4, 2020 – Church of The Nazarene, Butler
Dec 5, 2020 – Mount Olive Food Bank
Dec 7, 2020 – 10 Baker St., Mine Hill
Dec 8, 2020 – Morristown Train Station*
Dec 9, 2020 – Community Presbyterian Church, Chester
Dec 10, 2020 – Boonton Food Pantry
Dec 14, 2020 – Rockaway Food Closet Inc.
Dec. 15, 2020 – Morristown Probation Office
Dec. 16, 2020 – CVS Shopping Center, Chatham*
Dec. 17, 2020 – Randolph Community Center
Dec. 23, 2020 – Wharton United Community Church at St. John’s
Dec. 29, 2020 – 15 S. Main St., Wharton

*(Joint stop with Hope One)

Navigating Hope is a partnership between the Morris County Department of Human Services and Family Promise of Morris County.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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