For over 40 years, NESF, a non-profit organization, has been serving the Greater Essex County Community. NESF is committed to providing quality services to individuals and families who need assistance with emergency food, clothing, shelter, utilities, rent, and other basic necessities during times of crisis. The homeless, the working poor, seniors, dually diagnosed, and those affected by fire, eviction, or domestic violence remain our primary focus. When there is nowhere else to turn, individuals can come to NESF. We are a safety net to the community providing service with compassion, dignity, and respect.
We provide support to individuals and families through programming in six areas: emergency services, workforce development, housing, prisoner re-entry, health, and family development. With intensive and holistic case management and our referral network, we help resilient individuals and families who face multiple barriers achieve self- sufficiency through earning a livable wage and securing a stable place to live.