Montclair Social Services

Jan 22 2019
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As winter begins to show its harsher self, there are those in the Montclair community that need help making it through.  Thankfully, Montclair has a support system to help those who need it. Here are just a few of the places throughout Montclair that offer a helping hand.

The Salvation Army Montclair Citadel

Located at 13 Trinity Place, the Citadel offers social services assistance Monday through Friday from 9:00 am until 4:00pm.

The Citadel also offers meals throughout the week.  The schedule is as follows:

Breakfast is served Monday through Friday from 9:30 – 10:30am.  A continental breakfast is served four days a week.  Every Wednesday, a full breakfast is served.

Lunch is served Monday through Wednesday at 12:00pm.  The meals are wonderfully prepared, delicious and freshly cooked hot meals.

All meals are open to everyone in the community, not just Salvation Army clients.  Sign in is requested for each meal so a count can be kept of how many people are served daily.  Reports are provided to the county monthly.

Other services:

Shower Days

Wednesdays are shower days, where people can come in to take a shower.  Toiletries, towels, socks, underwear, and clothing are provided from available donations.  Towels are requested to be returned so they can be washed.

Non-Perishable Food Bags

People are able to come in and request non-perishable food bags.  Photo ID and signature are required.

With the help of a large donation from ADP, they hope to give as much as they can to everyone who comes in.

Cornerstone House

Cornerstone House is the Salvation Army’s shelter.  It has beds for males, females, and families.  Availability can vary as clients can stay for a maximum of 30 days.

All who wish to stay at cornerstone house must complete an intake form, live in Essex County, and fulfill all requirements set by Essex County (this includes passing a drug test on site).

Cornerstone is an emergency overnight shelter.  It opens at 6:00pm.  Clients must leave by 8:25am the following morning.

For more information about Cornerstone House, there are brochures available at the Salvation Army Montclair Citadel. 

If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, Salvation Army Social Services can be reached at 973-744-3312.

Toni’s Kitchen

Toni’s Kitchen serves lunch on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.  They also offer carry out meals on Saturdays, so clients have food for Sunday.

Toni’s Kitchen is located at 73 South Fullerton Ave.

Line-up starts at 11:30am.

No registration is required.

For more information you can contact Toni’s Kitchen at 973-932-0768.

Human Needs Food Pantry

Human Needs Food Pantry  provides food the registered clients.  Once approved, clients can receive food on Tuesdays and Thursdays, perishable and non-perishable.

Once clients begin accepting food from Human Needs Food Pantry, they receive items like fruits, vegetables, meat, non-perishables and personal items.

For more information on any of these organizations, feel free to call or visit their websites for more information.  If you, or someone you know, needs help, don’t hesitate to ask.