Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to announce that it has been recognized with a CIANJ COMMERCE Magazine 2019 Companies that Care Award – as a CIANJ Champion of Good Works for its partnership with Family Promise.
Working with Family Promise of Monmouth County, which provides shelter, food, transportation, and supportive services for homeless families, Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center has been helping homeless individuals by donating clean linens to shelters for more than 10 years.
“I want to congratulate our team members for cultivating this important relationship and collaborating with Family Promise,” said Robert C. Garrett, CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health. “Together, they have made and continue to make a positive impact and a meaningful difference.”
Family Promise coordinates a shelter network of 12 faith-based congregations that house guests for one week at a time, providing families with private spaces for sleeping. Through the Environmental Services Department at the hospital, the organization requests the necessary amount of linens, and the hospital donates them to be used at the shelters.
Once the guests complete their stay, Family Promise returns the linens to the hospital to be laundered, and the cycle begins again. The turnkey process takes place approximately every two weeks and is a meaningful way for the hospital to provide a simple comfort of home.