Our work is made possible by a diverse group of partners, including religious congregations, community groups, service clubs, local businesses, foundations, government agencies, and private citizens in Union County and the surrounding neighborhoods. Our partners support our mission in many ways. They recruit volunteers, support and fund programs and services, refer families in need, provide guest speakers for client enrichment, and educate the public about Homefirst’s comprehensive solutions to homelessness. We are able to serve the Central New Jersey community through a broad network of public and private institutions and hundreds of private individuals. Listed below are just a few of our many partners. We thank all of our partners for their continuing support.


  • Helen and William Mazer Foundation
  • Northfield Bank Foundation
  • Plainfield Foundation
  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway
  • Rummel Foundation
  • Westfield United Fund

Religious Congregations

  • Calvary Lutheran Church, Cranford
  • First Presbyterian Church of Springfield
  • First Unitarian Society of Plainfield
  • Grace Episcopal Church, Plainfield
  • Presbyterian Church of Westfield
  • St. James the Apostle Church in Springfield
  • Temple Emanu-El of Westfield
  • Temple Sholom, Scotch Plains
  • The Parish Community of Saint Helen of Westfield
  • Unitarian Church of Summit

Civic Groups/Businesses

  • Allstate
  • Amy Yin Interiors
  • Fanwood Lions Club
  • Fanwood Scotch Plains Service League
  • Junior League of Summit
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Westfield Service League


What Clients Are Saying About Homefirst


“Northfield Bank Foundation is committed to the communities we serve, and we are pleased to partner with Homefirst in its work to strengthen local families and communities through our 2014 grant of $20,000 to support permanent housing for families in need.“

Diane Senerchia, Northfield Bank Foundation, Westfield.

“Homefirst has a very close and personal relationship with families experiencing homelessness and has been a vital partner with our congregation in reaching out to families who need support and a helping hand.“

Rabbi Joel Abraham, Temple Shalom, Scotch Plains.

“Our designs bring joy to our clients, support their life’s goals, and help them live the life they envision. We are proud to support Homefirst because we understand having a stable, safe home is the foundation for anyone to pursue their dreams.”

Amy Yin, Amy Yin Interiors, LLC