December 18, 2020
December 18, 2020
Due to recent positive COVID-19 tests at our 9 Market Street location, and out of an abundance of caution to protect the public, we are temporarily suspending meal service at the front door of the Mission and closing our Thrift Store at 25 George Street for a thorough cleaning. Both the meal service and Thrift Store will reopen on Monday, December 28th. We appreciate your understanding in this matter. If you have an urgent need, please call 973-538-0431.
The Market Street Mission is all about help for today plus healing and hope for tomorrow. We are committed to service and continue to make health and safety a top priority for our guests, residents, volunteers and staff during this current crisis. We are following established social distancing guidelines; including frequent hand-washing, daily temperature checks, Zoom meetings instead of face-to-face and masks when social distancing isn’t possible. We’re grateful the virus never impacted the Program during the mandated shelter in place orders. Daily chapel, the Relapse program, Sober houses, personal and group counseling, maintenance and facilities, legal & medical assistance, work therapy and the food service programs were only minimally disrupted.
While we’re very appreciative of the hundreds of volunteers who serve each year, during this phase of operations we are limiting – and in some cases suspending – in-person volunteer opportunities. This would include the Thrift Store, tours of the Mission and family visitation. Volunteers are asked to stay connected for virtual assignments that emerge from time to time.
Meals continue to be served “to-go” style at the front door of the Mission. Breakfast can be picked up outside the Mission Monday – Saturday from 6:15am – 6:45am, and Sunday from 7:00am – 7:30am; and dinner can be picked up Monday – Saturday from 5:30pm – 6:00pm, and Sunday from 4:30pm – 5:00pm.
The shelter is open in Asbury Park on a referral basis with proof of a negative COVID test. Hospitals and agencies should first request a copy of the intake requirements prior to assignment.
We have been blown away by so many wonderful donations to our Thrift Store at this time! THANK YOU! Due to our limited storage capacity we are temporarily scaling back our Thrift Store donation pick ups and the donations we are accepting at our Donation Dock at 25 George St, Morristown. Please refer to the Thrift Store page for details.
Finally, The Market Street Mission Community Counseling Center wants to be a place of hope and help to you in this time of uncertainty. If you can use a compassionate, professional listening ear right now, please email Melanie Molloy, MA, LAC at firstname.lastname@example.org or call973-538-0140 right now to arrange an appointment.
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