The guests of Elijah’s Promise bring many concerns and needs when they walk through our doors. Our social services team provides guests of the soup kitchen with information, and referrals to other agencies to help them solve their problems. Some people need help finding a place to live, some need help getting to a doctor, others just need someone to talk to. In addition to our programs below, a number of community agencies also provide services on site regularly, including: Health screenings, vision screenings, Chiropractic for Humanity, HIV/AIDS prevention and testing.
The HEART Program
Our Homeless Empowerment Action Response Team (HEART) brings food, blankets, hygiene products, and service referrals to homeless men and women across Middlesex County. From help finding shelter and housing, to help getting into treatment for substance abuse or mental illness, our staff and peer workers outreach to help homeless people get off the streets. When its bitter cold outside, we open the doors of our facility as a warming center for guests to spend the night. We call this compassionate response Code Blue.
A student run health clinic that was launched by students of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School to provide healthcare services for patrons of Elijah’s Promise.
A community thrift store that provides very low cost and free, gently used clothing and household items to our guests and others in the community. Clothing donations are accepted for the Clothesline in the blue bin at our 211 Livingston Ave. facility anytime, or at the back entrance of 90 Jersey Avenue (PRAB building) on M, W, F from 9:30 am to noon. Proceeds from the Clothesline support the programs and services of Elijah’s Promise.