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Posted Wednesday, July 31st, 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, will be offering services to residents across Morris County, with a schedule that will take it to 10 locations in seventy-five Morris County towns through the end of August.

Navigating Hope‘s runs are coordinated in many instances with the Morris County Sheriff’s Hope One van, which provides mobile mental health and addiction services across the county. The two programs provide complimentary services benefitting residents at various locations.

photo shows Navigating Hope and Hope One outside of the Kinnelon Mall

Navigating Hope and Hope One stopped in Kinnelon in July

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

Stops through Aug. 29 include locations in Boonton, Dover, Madison, Morris Plains, Morristown, Morris Township, Mount Olive, and Parsippany (see list below).

  • Aug. 6, Morris County National Night Out at the Mennen Sports Arena in Morris Township;
  • Aug. 8, Shop-Rite in Wharton;
  • Aug. 10, Vets Summer Fest at Vasa Park in Budd Lake;
  • Aug. 12, Loantaka Park in Morris Township;
  • Aug. 15, Madison Community pool in Madison;
  • Aug. 22, Community Soup Kitchen in Morristown;
  • Aug. 24, Boonton Farmers Market in Boonton
  • Aug. 26, Stop & Shop supermarket in Morris Plains;
  • Aug. 29, Trinity Soup Kitchen in Dover.

Check out the Navigating Hope calendar for any additions or changes.


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

The new mobile service offers 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 assists applicants who would have difficulty visiting either the county Morristown or Dover offices. It visits 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

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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