Samaritan Homeless Interim Program SHIPhttp://-
SHIP, the Samaritan Homeless Interim Program, began operations in 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. Their clients are the homeless, near-homeless, working poor families, and individuals in Somerset County who are not able to obtain assistance from government or other private agencies, and are therefore denied an opportunity to receive the basic humane assistance they need and deserve. Clients coming to SHIP, in desperate need of help, include many that suffer from substance abuse dependency, HIV/AIDS, mental health issues, the homeless and near homeless working poor, hunger or isolation. They provide this unique population with critically needed emergency interim housing opportunities, interim counseling, and support services, that greatly enhancing their chances of regaining their self-sufficiency again. SHIP is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the poor.