In the last five years, HomeFront’s state-of-the-art Family Campus in Ewing Township, N.J., has provided 2,873 individuals who are homeless with shelter, plus the chance to change the trajectory of their lives.
“So many times I hear from our families,” said Lisa Peck, HomeFront Campus client liaison. “They came here thinking this was just a place to stay, but left feeling like they have a new family and the resources to begin a new life.” That’s because the Family Campus offers, in addition to shelter, education, job training and placement, children’s programs, life skills classes, assistance finding a stable home, and many other programs.”
One recent campus client, MsChyna, earned her high school diploma while staying at the Family Campus. She named her new baby Genesis, because she feels she is off to “a new chapter of her life.”
The Family Campus’ comprehensive services model was designed based on HomeFront’s prior 25 years of experience working with local families experiencing homelessness.
The campus’s fifth birthday was marked with a socially distant celebration for the families living there during the pandemic, with music, games, speeches, and barbecue. When the COVID crisis ends, HomeFront welcomes community members for a tour.
Virtual Tours of HomeFront’s headquarters are currently available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.