* Statistics are based on 2020 Impact Reports - last updated 11-23-2021
Assisted through Emercency Shelter and Transitional Housing
Served through Food Pantry
Kids served through TAH kids
Be The Key Certificate Recipients
People served through Parent Aide
“In 2018, I was a resident of The Apostles House Emergency Shelter for Women with children for several months. During my stay in the shelter, I found a support system within Misses Victoria and Iris. They provided the guidance, support, and resources I needed to regain control of my life, even when I rebelled against it. Through it all, they showed great love and concern. To their credit and with their help, I enrolled my son in childcare to focus my time and attention on finding and securing employment. Today, I am employed and living on my own with my son. I still experience many challenges; however, I continue to take the steps necessary to maintain an independent and healthy lifestyle for my son and me.”
“I grew up at The Apostles’ House. I got my life back. I cleaned myself up. I got a job. I finally found an apartment and will be leaving in a week, but it’s bittersweet as my son actually likes it here. Anything I can do to give back to The Apostles' House, and support other families, I will always be there.”
"In April 2019, my son and I arrived at The Apostles’ House with just the clothes on our backs. I was 56 years old at the time, severely depressed, and addicted to drugs and alcohol. I was deathly afraid that the shelter would be a fly-by-night operation and we would be out on the streets in no time. Thankfully, such was not the case. We were met with warmth and compassion and so I was able to let down my guard, share my story and be open to receive the help I needed to land on my feet.”
What Our Families Say About Us
I would like to say that The Apostles' House has helped me in ways I didn’t expect. I greatly appreciate all the hard work, time and energy that the staff, volunteers, and others put into helping us in our time of need. They are very resourceful and persistent to help you achieve your goals. Even though it’s a shelter they made it feel like a home setting. In closing, I would like to say thank you to all the staff, volunteers, donors, and others for the much-needed assistance, time, and support.
My journey to a better life began at the Apostles’ House. It was June 14, 2006 when I was released from state prison to the Intensive Supervision Program (ISP). I remember ISP telling me I was going to The Apostles' House, a shelter for women and children in Newark, New Jersey where I was to reside until further notice. I had never been to Newark before and did not know what to expect. Once I arrived at The Apostles’ House I became acquainted with all the wonderful staff. They were a big inspiration to me then and still are today.
In 2018, I was a resident of The Apostles’ House Women and Children Emergency Shelter for seven months. During my stay in the shelter, I found a support system within Miss Victoria and Miss Iris. They provided the guidance, support, and resources I needed to regain control of my life, even during the times I rebelled against it. Through it all, they showed great love and concern, and to their credit, I was able to enroll my son in childcare so that I could focus on finding and securing employment. Today I am employed and living on my own with my son. I still experience many challenges, however, I continue to take the steps necessary to maintain a life for me and my son