Family Promise is a nonprofit organization committed to helping low-income families achieve lasting independence. At Calvary, we host five families for 2 weeks in the fall and spring. We provide food, shelter, support, and encouragement for these families as they strive for a better life. Our volunteers provide food, fellowship, and stay overnight with our guests.
The Summit Interfaith Clergy Fellowship formed a task force of clergy, public officials, and concerned citizens whose goal was to assist homeless and at-risk homeless not served by other programs. SHIP has served breakfast and provided a sack lunch every weekday using Calvary’s facilities since October 1991. SHIP provides over 16,000 meals annually.
Summit Hospitality Initiative started in the winter of 2019. This ministry was developed to invite our “neighbors without address” into our parish house to have a safe and warm place to share a meal and spend the night. We are working with other houses of worship and the City of Summit to better address the issues of homelessness in Summit especially during the cold weather.
Bridges is a Summit based organization that reaches out to the homeless in New York City, Newark, Irvington, and Summit, New Jersey every week. Over 2,000 volunteers each year help deliver 65,000 meals, seasonal clothing, and necessities without question and with genuine respect. Calvary partners with this organization.