Edna’s Haven Resource Center:
Edna’s Haven Resource Center is dedicated to serving the needs of the homeless and impoverished in Morris County, New Jersey. In partnership with the Trinity Lutheran Church in Dover, Edna’s Haven offers relief from the pressures of homelessness and poverty and provides companionship and encouragement. This program was funded through a generous grant from the Zion Church in Oldwick, New Jersey and has attracted other funders such as the Mental Health Coalition, Provident Bank, First Presbyterian Church of New Vernon, Investors Bank Foundation, Kistler Tiffany, and F.M. Kirby Foundation.
Our facility is open from 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. A public restroom, refreshment center, computer center, television, and case management services are available during those times. Edna’s Haven also provides assistance to those seeking employment by serving as a mailing address and telephone contact for individuals. The activities at Edna’s Haven are tailored to meet the needs of the homeless population who are currently within the Dover area. These needs include, but are not limited to: skills groups, presentations by third party service providers, support groups, health screenings, job trainings, and other enrichment activities. This year we reached out to homeless veterans every Thursday to assist in expediting applications, benefits or transportation as well as the usual resource center activities.
In 2016, we served 337 unduplicated persons, and for those clients we made 321 linkages to community resources.