All extensions can be reached via the main number
Food Pantry Hours
Mondays & Fridays
Tuesdays & Thursdays
For food pantry pickup, please remember to bring a valid ID.
12 Step NA Meetings
Sundays 7:30-9:00 pm at Isaiah House- PROGRAM CURRENTLY ON HOLD DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS. WILL RESUME AT A LATER DATE.
If you are in immediate need of food, help or shelter, please call us 24/7 at (973) 678-5882
Community Service Programs (Non-Residential)
Isaiah House provides a variety of community support programs to serve those who continue to live at home but need assistance in other forms.
Food pantry: The Isaiah House Food Pantry serves members of the community with food bags to address an immediate need. Food bags are distributed based on a referral from another community agency such as churches, health centers, welfare, clinics, etc. Referrals can be in the form of a letter from the community agency on their letterhead or their internal vouchers. Pantry hours are Mondays & Fridays from 10:30 am-12:30 pm, Tuesday & Thursday from 10:30am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-3: 30 pm. Please contact Latoya Anderson x3021 for any questions before making the trip!!
Rental subsidies: We provide rental assistance for 50 off-site apartments. HOPWA Program-Rasheeda Parker, X3002 and Shelter Plus Care, and Next Step Programs, Eldred Bennett, X3010.
Prevention Funds: We provide prevention funds when funding is available for utilities and back rent for Essex County Residents. To find out more information, contact x3008. We also provide COVID-19 related rental assistance for East Orange residents. To find out more information, contact x3020. All programs are based on funding availability.
Infants and Tiny Tots Day Care Center- Isaiah House Tiny Tots Daycare services are currently limited to the residents of Isaiah House.
12-Step addiction recovery meetings: Held on-site at Isaiah House every Sunday from 7:30-9: 00 pm.- PROGRAM CURRENTLY ON HOLD DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS. WILL RESUME AT A LATER DATE
ISAIAH HOUSE PROGRAMS
Through our residential programs, Isaiah House provides housing to segments of the population in need while they make the transition to healthier lives. We're proud to say that more than 60 percent of the families who have been residents here have successfully relocated to permanent housing.
Brothers with Brothers: A residential program for 12 self-motivated adolescent males. This program was created for young men aged 14-18 who have been abandoned or orphaned and/or who have difficulty being placed in foster care or adopted. Our goal is to assist these young men in achieving social maturity and self-sufficiency to prevent, reduce and/or eliminate dependency. This program lasts for a minimum of 12 months. For referrals or more information, contact Program Director, Michael Scott at x3005. More information >
HIV/AIDS Residential and Special Programs: These programs are designed for individuals and families affected/infected by HIV/AIDS. We offer a variety of services, both residential and community-based, including short-term shelter, long-term rental assistance, food, utility assistance, rental arrears assistance, condoms, and support groups. For long and short-term housing, contact Patricia Patterson-Terry, Case Manager at extension 3027. For housing assistance, call Rasheeda Parker, Case Manager for HOPWA Program at X3002. More information >
Community Creche: This program provides transitional housing and services for homeless mothers and newborns. Community Creche is licensed by the State of New Jersey as a Residential Child Care Facility. It is a supportive temporary housing program for mothers and their infants. All referrals for Community Creche are handled through the Division of Youth and Family Services. If you are a DYFS case manager who would like to enroll a boarder baby in Community Creche, please contact Program Director, Stacy Rodgers, MSW at x3029 More information >
Emergency Shelter: Immediate, emergency housing available to families of all shapes and sizes. Isaiah House is one of the few shelters that provide private rooms to families, allowing the family unit to stay together while living here. Please call Rhonda Borders, Family Unit Case Manager, at ext. 3019 to check on available space. If you or a child with you have HIV/AIDS, you may qualify for shelter regardless of your source of income. Call Patricia Patterson-Terry, Case Manager, at X3027 to discuss your situation. More information >
YES!: Youths Empowered to Succeed (YES) is a 21-day program that strives to help reduce the number of homeless youths surviving on the streets in Essex County. The program helps to increase the number of runaways and homeless youths, reunite with their families, receive much-needed services and stabilize based on their personal situation. YES provides shelter, primary health, mental health care, access to education, job training and/or job placement for those who cannot be reunited with their families. More information >
CCEP: This Program assists pregnant and postpartum women, ages 18 and older, residing in Essex County, NJ, with supportive services not only to help them fight their addictions but empower them to rebuild relationships with family and friends. We address their unique life circumstances and needs of pregnant and postpartum women and their families (children/spouses/partners) in a residential treatment setting. More information >