who we are
My Brother’s Place is a New Jersey, faith-based, non-profit organization that aims to provide spiritual and physical refuge to families in need. With the changes in the U.S. economy in recent years, we have become increasingly more aware of the financial difficulties many families continue to face. With a sincere desire to help those around us, and to be the hands and feet of Christ, the idea of My Brother’s Place was formed.
We aim to create an atmosphere where families experience the love of Jesus, while removing the fear of uncertainty by creating a stable and safe place for re-establishing themselves together.
At My Brother’s Place, we meet the basic, daily needs, while instilling hope through a mutually-created and practical plan for each family. Our goal is to help families become active, self-sufficient members of their respective communities.
a brief history
2022 – Off to a busy start with an increase in inquiries from families in need. We are currently working with 15 families from 2021 and are feeding many families with our food pantry. We acquired a new MBP home and it is now ready for families to move in! We added a new board member and now have an office space to meet with families.
2021 – Another challenging year for MBP families with the lasting effects of COVID-related job losses. The food pantry still remains a necessity for many families. 36 families, including 65+ children, were assisted. We added a new church partner – Baleville Congregational Christian Church,
2020 – We saw a huge increase in demand of our food pantries and served many families weekly. Evictions were paused temporarily which provided much relief for our families. We stayed connected with our clients through Zoom and Facetime.
2019 – MBP focused on building connections with local churches and other nonprofit organizations to better help families in need.
2018 – Over 100 people (majority of them children) were helped through the work of My Brother’s Place (MBP). Connected with local churches to expand the reach of MBP.
2017 – Leased our first property and had our first family move into the home. We helped over 40 families with their housing and financial difficulties.
2016 – We opened our phone lines and began working with families in Sussex County.
2015 – My Brother’s Place received 501 (c)(3) approval from the IRS.
2014 – Board members spent the year collecting data, filing IRS applications, and creating the necessary documents needed for My Brother’s Place to begin serving our communities.
2013 – My Brother’s Place became a New Jersey recognized non- profit organization and a Board of Directors was formed.
2012 – The idea for My Brother’s Place was born.