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Here are the numbers…

Last year Homefirst Inc. was able to help so many people. Thanks to our wonderful staff and amazing donors we were able to produce some BIG numbers  Homefirst Program’s  1,868 Individuals Served   752 Households Served 2013  887 Adults in 2013   981 Children in 2013 Housing Programs & Services: 248 Total Served   125 Households Served 2013  125 adults & 123 Children in 2013 Family […]


Monthly Happenings {from our newsletter}

Check out this months happenings… January has been a busy month for us over at Homefirst inc.   Letter from Ellen McGovern, Executive Director Homefirst Empowers Families January is a time for new beginnings.  As the New Year begins we tend to take stock of our lives and make resolutions with the hope that the […]


10 Tips on gardening this spring

We can all use a little help when it comes to getting out in the garden in spring. Its can be hard to get back into the groove. Here are some tips that should help…. 1. You can remove the salt deposits that form on clay pots, use equal parts white vinegar, rubbing alcohol and […]


Letter from Ellen McGovern, Executive Director “Housing First” Creates Stable Foundations

January 2014 marked the 50th anniversary of the introduction of legislation that would come to be known as the War on Poverty. Half a century later,  there is still much work to be done. In 2013, 9.1% of families in Union County were below the poverty line. The poverty rate for Plainfield is 15.9% and […]

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Homefirst Original Film – The Road Home

The Road Home A Homefirst Film Homefirst has teamed up with Bottom 2 Top Productions to create an original film giving insight into the work done by the our organization . Filming started back in June and finished up in September. The film was debuted at Homefirst’s event on October 24th 2013 An Evening of […]


Staff Spotlight- Roxanne Miller & Jackie Crespo

Roxanne Miller, Youth Support Partner Roxanne@Homefirstinc.org What inspires you about the parents and youth you work with? One of the most inspiring aspects of working with youth is their ability to delight in the simple things, embrace opportunity and grow.  Whether it’s the KIDZ club or the Teen program, watching the youth become excited about […]


Scotch Plains-Fanwood Newcomers’ Club Honored Dr. Martin Luther King with Service to Homefirst

On January 20 the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Newcomer’s Club hosted an event during the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Martin Luther King Day of Service at the Willow Grove Church of Scotch Plains. Open to the public, individuals of all ages came and donated healthy snacks. Volunteers assembled 473 snack packs for Homefirst’s After School Kids’ Club.   Jennifer […]

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