Transitional Living and Family Services

Harmony House --mother and baby with Ms. Lopez, Jan. 2013

Harmony House

973-623-8555
278 South Orange Avenue
Newark, NJ 07103

Harmony House is a transitional housing program with the primary goal of helping families move from homelessness to permanent housing and from dependency to self- sufficiency.  With the capacity to house 102 families in individual apartment units and host of on-site social services,  Harmony House provides much more than a shelter.  It offers stability to families facing seemly insurmountable barriers and enables them to restore their lives.

As the largest transitional living facility in New Jersey, Harmony House has earned an excellent reputation for the array of effective and comprehensive services it provides to homeless families and children. Residents are encouraged—and in many cases are required—to take advantage of the childcare, job training and other resources available to them through the New Community network.

The length of stay at Harmony House is determined by individual circumstances but the average stay ranges from six to nine months.

Harmony House Services Include:

* Housing and social services for teenage mothers
* Advocacy
* Community resources linkage
* Support groups
* Life skills workshops
* Counseling for all family members
* Day care and early childhood development
* After-school program
* Summer camp program

Relocation Planning at Harmony House Includes:

* Developing a relocation plan
* Apartment search
* Identifying needed support resources
* Qualifying for affordable housing
* Continuum of care services

Harmony House Early Learning Center

HHELC-Sandra Rodriguez, Newark Schools Official with children

Harmony House Early Learning Center provides care and early education for children ages 3 months to 5 years old.  Many qualify for free care and schooling under the NJ Abbott. For more information, contact us at:

Harmony House Early Learning Center
973-242-3115
278 South Orange Avenue
Newark, NJ 07103

The center provides full-time, year-round services in addition to:

* Nurturing care and quality educational experiences
* Nutrition, health and family support services
* Classrooms equipped with a complete array of educational toys, games and other learning tools
* Children at the Centers are encouraged to investigate, be inquisitive and seek their own solutions
* A flexible curriculum geared to children’s interests

In addition, the center also offers the following enhancements:

* Foster Grandparents Program placing 8 grandmothers in the classroom to provide special loving care.
* Even Start Family Literacy Program, funded by the New Jersey Department of Education, assures children and their parents a better academic future by introducing an integrated family literacy