SHIP, the Samaritan Homeless Interim Program, began operations on March 5, 1984 in response to the unheeded cry of the many women, children and men who are in desperate need of emergency housing and associated services.
SHIP is a faith based, interfaith and community funded, assisted and supported, grassroots organization.
Clients coming to SHIP are in desperate need of help. Many are the working poor. They include those that suffer from homelessness or being near homeless. Many are hungry or suffer from substance abuse dependency, HIV/AIDS, mental health issues, or neglect and isolation.
Services are tailored to each individual's need and vary in duration according to each individual or families situation. SHIP provides this unique population with critically needed emergency interim services. These services may include advocacy, emergency interim housing, interim counseling, and support services, that greatly enhance their chances of regaining their self-sufficiency again. SHIP is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the poor. Clients are eligible to apply for all of SHIP's Programs and Services.
THERE ARE NO FEES CHARGED FOR SERVICES.
The 4th Annual Peter J. Biondi Run-Walk will take place on Sunday November 6th. For 2016 the race will be a traditional 5K Run and Family Walk. Start time for the race is 8:30am. Visit the RACE and REGISTRATION pages for more information.
Proceeds for this event benefit the Samaritan Homeless Interim Program of Somerset County, in Peter Biondi’s name. Visit the SHIP page for more information about the good work that SHIP does throughout the community.
(c) 2016 Peter J. Biondi Memorial Race