By Raj Manimaran
For the last 12 years, HomeFront has provided short-term emergency housing for over 1,800 families at their Family Preservation Center. This summer, HomeFront will be taking its efforts to new heights.
The new HomeFront Family Campus will be housed on an 8.5-acre decommissioned Naval base in Ewing, NJ. Featuring a 42,000-square-foot building with 38 dorm suites along with two ancillary buildings, the venue will serve as a one-stop social service center for its visitors. The space will allow HomeFront to expand the reach of its current programs such as ArtSpace and WorkFirst as well as create new opportunities for its clients such as: 24-hour childcare, a beauty parlor, teaching kitchen, outdoor gardens, and satellite offices for Womanspace, Family Guidance and a Wellness Clinic. By establishing this spectrum of support services, HomeFront is seeking to help families overcome the obstacles that often times prevent them for achieving self-sufficiency.