Homelessness in Southern Ocean County is becoming a larger and larger problem. Hearts of Mercy, Inc. is in contact with a number of local Section 8 housing establishments and has been providing general needs to the people in these situations. Assistance with finding more permanent living spaces and help removing the dependence on governmental social service programs is at the core of Heart of Mercy, Inc’s vision.
Counseling and Guidance
Counseling, life skill training, and coaching is a vital part of working to bring self-confidence and removal of the shame associated with homelessness. We will also provide counseling services for homeless mothers to give them advice on where to go, how to get child support, assist them in finding somewhere to live and get their child enrolled into school. In addition, we will also provide counseling for domestic abuse to give those individuals affected by it someone to talk to. Also, we will provide financial support to individuals and families who are in need.
One on One Tutoring
One on one tutoring is offered to those students needing some special assistance in getting their grades up to a passing mark. We utilize volunteer, retired teachers providing the nurturing and instruction needed for any student struggling in any course. We even offer pick up and drop off services to be sure the student does not miss a session.
For families in need, we help supply uncooked food and dry goods from local food banks and cooked meals from local church members.
Holidays and Celebrations
Holidays and birthdays are especially difficult and Hearts of Mercy, Inc. has brought Santa and his sleigh, the Easter Bunny and birthday surprises to these families in need. Gifts and special needs are fulfilled by the gracious donations of the local population.