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

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.

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

When

Navigating Hope and Hope One vehicles will visit Chester on Friday, July 19 from 11:30 until 3pm during the Morris County 4H Fair at Chubb Park. Click Here for additional dates and locations.

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

  • Phone: 973-829-8220
  • Email: navigatinghope@co.morris.nj.us