Posted Monday, June 24th, 2019

Joins with Sheriff’s Hope One Mobile Program to Serve County Residents

Morris County’s new mobile social-services-center-on-wheels, Navigating Hope, is now offering services to residents across Morris County, with a schedule that will take it to nine locations in six Morris County towns over the next three weeks.

Navigating Hope‘s initial runs are coordinated with the Morris County Sheriff’s Hope One van, which provides mobile mental health and addiction services across the county.

Navigating Hope and Hope One team along with Jefferson Mayor Eric Wilsusen at a recent stop

Navigating Hope and Hope One team along with Jefferson Mayor Eric Wilsusen at a recent stop

The two programs provide complimentary services that may benefit to residents at various locations.

Stops through July 19 include locations in Boonton, Chester Township, Hanover Township, Morristown, Morris Township, and Rockaway Borough (see list below).

“Navigating Hope, along with Hope One, embraces the county’s Stigma-Free initiative, fostering assistance and treatment for county residents in need,’’ added Freeholder Kathy DeFillippo, liaison to the county’s Human Services agencies.

“Navigating Hope is about social justice, dignity and respect. It will provide access to resources that our neighbors may not know exists, and will offer face-to-face support and engagement. It is also about community coming together to serve community,’’ said Family Promise Executive Director Joann Bjornson.

The new mobile service will offer on-site benefits eligibility screenings and application assistance, plus linkage to other community services. It is a partnership between the Morris County Department of Human Services and Family Promise of Morris County.

Navigating Hope will assist applicants who would have difficulty visiting either the county Morristown or Dover offices. It will visit many of Hope One’s regular stops, such as supermarkets, libraries, churches, train stations and shopping malls, among others.

 What can you expect when visiting Navigating Hope?

Apply for:

  • SNAP
  • Medicaid
  • General Assistance
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
  • Utility assistance
  • Housing assistance

Get referrals for:

  • EITC (tax credits)
  • WIC (nutritional assistance)
  • Aging services
  • Domestic violence services
  • Veterans services
  • Health & wellness services
  • Legal services
  • Mental health
  • Transportation
Navigating Hope's Mobile Social Services Van Visiting Six Morris Towns

Navigating Hope and Hope One vehicles together at a recent stop in Morristown

Recent or Upcoming Stops:
June 22
noon – 3 p.m.
Morristown On the Green during
Breaking Stigma – Building
a Strong Healthy Community Fair
June 24
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Rockaway Borough Quick Chek
June 25
10 a.m. – noon
Whippany Morris County Library during
Emergency Responders Day
June 27
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Morristown Community Soup Kitchen
July 1
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cedar Knolls Morristown ShopRite
July 3
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Whippany Econolodge
July 8
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Morris Township Loantaka Park
South Street Entrance
July 11
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Boonton Boonton Walmart
July 19
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Chester Chubb Park during
Morris County 4H Fair

For more information on scheduling and events, contact the Navigating Hope team:

Phone: 973-829-8220
Email: [email protected]

Navigating Hope and Hope One are  proud to support the Morris County Stigma-Free Communities Initiative.

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