Sponsor a Family

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The HSI Family Angel Network (FAN) was created to help families propel themselves out of homelessness.  Individuals, faith communities, corporations and groups are encouraged to join us as a FAN by “sponsoring” a family/apartment in our Transitional Housing Program (THP).  As a sponsor, you will receive regular updates on the progress of your family and there are also many optional opportunities to interact directly with the family and help facilitate their journey to self-sufficiency.


Despite the program’s incredible success record, federal funding has dwindled over the years and we now must rely totally on philanthropy to continue this life-changing program. 

The Transitional Housing Program was started 27 years ago and since its inception it has proven again and again that this program works for families!  The program is unique in that it gives struggling and motivated families the time (up to 18 months) and support they need to save money, learn and practice important life skills, build their career opportunities and secure permanent housing so they can rebuild their lives and break the cycle of homelessness.  The 10 unit, THP apartment building, built in 1996, with philanthropic support, provides a welcoming and safe environment and structured support programs for families to continue on their journey to independence. We are proud that 95% of our THP graduates are residing in permanent affordable housing and are thriving.   


  • Join us as a distinguished FAN Sponsor with an annual commitment of $25,000 and help us strengthen families and give them hope for a brighter future. Gifts can be made annually and multi-year annual pledges of $25,000 are welcome and appreciated as they help us plan for the future.


  • We realize that this level of commitment may be unrealistic for some interested supporters and/or your circumstances may change leaving you unable to renew at the FAN level but please know gifts of all sizes are welcome and appreciated to support this life-changing program.

For more information, please contact Stephanie Cicale at StephanieCicale@hsinj.org or (973) 993-0900 x120