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.

As the holidays draw near and the college semester ends, dorms will close, leaving large numbers of situationally homeless college students seeking respite in our community. Chelsea Banks, a Kean College graduate and MESH volunteer associated with Switzer Design Group in NYC designed our “Shine a Light” ornament to support our campaign in meeting the needs college students experiencing situational homelessness.

You can help provide a college student experiencing homelessness a “Home for the Holidays” by purchasing our “Shine a Light” MESH ornament for $10.00. For every ornament purchased, The Partners for Health Foundation will match your purchase dollar for dollar. Ornaments can be ordered online (includes a $2.00 shipping fee) by using the Donate button below beginning Monday December 5th, 2016 until December 31st.

Or you can purchase a “Shine a Light Ornament” from a MESH Café Partner below
(Partners for Health Foundation matching gift still applies):

  • Bnai Keshet
  • Shomrei Emunah
  • Unitarian Universalist Congregation
  • Rising Mt. Zion
  • St. Peter Claver
  • Union Baptist Church
  • St. John Episcopal
  • Christ Church
  • Union Congregational  Church (Alternative Christmas Fair)


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