Community Service

Getting - and Keeping - 

Families In Homes

 Family Promise in Warren County is part of a 
national nonprofit organization committed to helping low-income families achieve lasting independence. Key to this program is the Interfaith Hospitality Network, a network of host and support Congregations, civic and business organizations, and individual volunteers who are active in providing safe, home-like emergency shelter, meals, and other support to local families in need. Through their dedicated efforts, numerous families have been cared for and are now safely back in homes.

In addition to providing essential services and programs for locating and securing housing,  the Warren County Interfaith Hospitality Network also helps families gain employment and job training; rebuild their savings; repair their credit; restore their unity, and renew their hope. All this is achieved in a way that keeps parents and kids together in their communities and schools while preserving the family's safety, dignity, and well being.

Now, with the help of a new grant, Family Promise in Warren County is also partnering to help families stay in their homes, and to avoid becoming homeless in the first place.

Oxford Second is grateful to not only serve as a host church for WCIHN overnight stays, but also to house the Family Promise Offices and Resource Center in what was previously the church manse.

For more information or to volunteer, click here to contact us.

To reach executive director Bob Frankenfield, call 908-453-2194.

  Read more about Family Promise in Warren County, WCIHN and how it all works...

Other Community Services:

(Click on the links for more information about these organizations.)

Alcoholics Anonymous: Oxford Second provides meeting space each Sunday and Monday evenings in the Chapel at 7 pm. 

Blood Drives: Oxford Second sponsors two annual blood drives each year, spring and fall. This must be the easiest way yet to give the gift of life!

Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Warren County: Some years ago, Oxford Second adopted a room to help support the Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Crisis Center, and we continue to support this valuable organization. If you need help, contact the Belvidere office at: (908) 453-4121 or Toll free: 1-866-6BE-SAFE [623-7233];   TTY (multilingual):   (908) 453-2553;    Emergency Shelter 24-Hr. Hotline: (908)475-8408

Help Hospitalized Veteransdistributes therapeutic arts an crafts kits free of charge to veterans and active duty military personnel receiving medical treatment at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Military Hospitals and State Veterans Nursing Homes. 

Northern N.J. Truckstop MinistryA unique ministry providing Christian counseling to over-the-road truckers. Based in Oxford, N.J., this ministry has grown phenomenally in the last few years.

NAMI Warren County Family Support Group Meetings:

 NAMI Warren County provides information on how to navigate the challenges of having a family member who has a mental illness. This is done through empathy and encouragement during healthy, confidential and purpose-ful discussions. 

Monthly meetings are now offered in the Chapel of Oxford Second Church the 1st Saturday of every month in 2017, from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM. Services are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

For more information, email or call at:
24 Hour Crisis Line 908-454-5141

NORWESCAP: Offers many programs to assist individuals and families in a variety of ways, including First Call for Help, Child & Family Resources, and Food Bank. 

Oxford Second Bountiful Sharing:  Oxford Second Deacons have developed a year-round program to provide shoebox-sized packets of basic emergency supplies for those in need. Below is a sample "Bountiful Sharing" kit. Learn moreand to see a list of items needed.

Salvation Army: Provides disaster relief services, day care centers, summer camps, holiday assistance, services for the aging, AIDS education and residential services, medical facilities, shelters for battered women and children, family and career counseling, vocational training, correction services, and substance abuse rehabilitation.

Transition for Women:  Provides empowerment counseling, referrals and advocacy to women who are endangered by domestic violence and/or substance abuse. 

Warren County Meals at Home Program: Delivers a hot meal  5 days a week to folks who are homebound and unable to grocery shop or prepare their own food. (Volunteer drivers always needed.)

Warren County Public Health Services: Works to protect and enhance the general health and welfare of the County's residents.

Warren County Senior Nutrition Program: Offers a nutritious lunch and other services to seniors 60 or older.

Warren Haven Nursing Home: In addition to periodic visits by our church school children who make holiday cards for residents, members also make regular visits to cheer patients.

Washington Presbyterian Church Food Bank Program: provides food to those in need.