Our Mission Statement:  Montclair Emergency Services for the Homeless (MESH) is a local, faith-based organization dedicated to engaging the Montclair community to provide basic and essential services to Montclair’s most vulnerable homeless adults.

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About MESH Montclair

Montclair Emergency Services for the Homeless (MESH) works to address issues of suburban homelessness in and around Montclair, NJ.

MESH overnight respite is scheduled to open beginning Sunday March 12 to March 18th. This schedule is based on weather predictions and  may change. Every effort will be made to provide updates.  Overnight Respite doors open at 830pm Union Baptist Church - 14 Midland  Avenue. Montclair, New Jersey.

On Tuesday March 14th, a blizzard is predicted. In an effort to protect the homeless from freezing temperatures, the MESH Cafe location has been changed to Union Baptist where both a meal and overnight respite will be provided. Doors will open at 5:30 pm

MESH, Inc.  has changed it service protocol for providing overnight respite for persons experiencing homelessness. MESH Overnight Respite will now be provided when temperatures are 32 degrees (freezing level and life threatening) and below at 14 Midland Ave. Montclair, New Jersey. Overnight Respite doors open at 9pm and end at 11pm unless the person seeking respite is escorted by a police officer. Light breakfast is provided. The respite program ends at 8am.

In keeping with Montclair township ordinance that stipulates overnight respite can not operate more than 14 consecutive days,  MESH overnight respite services will not be in operation on Sunday February 5th.

Please be advised that these temperatures are based on weather predictions and are subject to change or differ by two degrees. Updated overnight respite schedules will be publicized through this email list every ten days. Best efforts will be made to announce service changes/cancellations through the website www.meshmontclair.org , email, twitter and other social media outlets within 24 hours of respite operations.

All inquires should be addressed through an email to Gwen Parker Ames This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by calling (862) 621-9488.


Watch the Mesh Video

MESH Career Conversations @ Bloomfield College

Board President Attorney Richard Seltzer and Nurse Practitioner Dr. Sigrid Gabler, share their career stories with college students experiencing homelessness at Bloomfield College.

MESH Career Conversations @ Bloomfield College

MESH Career Conversations @ Bloomfield College

Board member Marybeth Rosenthal and Volunteer Patrica Lowery shared their career stories with Bloomfield students participating in MESH "Home for the Holidays" program on July 12th.. The "Home for the Holidays" program funded in part by Partners for Health Foundation provides housing for college students who experience homelessness when their institution of higher education is closed. If you would like to volunteer to share your career story at a MESH Career Conversations at Bloomfield College (July 26, August 9, August 23) please call Gwen Parker Ames @862-9488 or email: drgpaisin@yahoo.com