About MESH Montclair
Montclair Emergency Services for the Homeless, (MESH) Inc. is a local not for profit organization in Montclair New Jersey. Its mission since 2005 has been to meet the basic essential needs of its homeless neighbors living on the streets in the Montclair community. While the root causes of these neighbors homelessness may vary, their struggle to locate food, water or a change of clothing can be constant. This struggle intensifies when the weather becomes extremely cold or hot and our homeless neighbors are in need of a safe place to stay.
Grounded in the spirit of collaboration between local houses of faith, schools, community organizations and businesses, MESH, Inc. coined the term “MESHing” to link thousands of concerned volunteers to lend a hand to help Montclair's homeless and near-homeless adults.
“MESHing” volunteer efforts feature willing workers who are adults, children and families serving in the MESH Café six days a week year round in local churches, synagogues and organizations that provide evening meals for more than 7,500 homeless neighbors annually in the Montclair community. During the extreme cold and hot seasons of the year, MESH donors help to provide up to 40 nights of overnight respite.
Join the “MESHing” brigade of volunteers and donors making a difference in the lives of our homeless neighbors. You can learn more about volunteering in the MESH Cafes or ways to donate to support the overnight respite program during extreme cold and hot weather by clicking the “program” or “donate” tabs.