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For many homeless youth, mental illness poses an obstacle to their independence. We opened Nancy’s Place in Montclair for youth to address their mental health in a safe and supportive environment where they can learn the skills they need to live on their own.

Nancy's Place


Homeless youth face countless challenges in their journey to self-sufficiency. For many, mental illness poses the greatest threat and requires special care and attention.

Recognizing the gulf between these specialized needs and the available resources, we opened Nancy’s Place in 2009. Located in Montclair, Nancy’s Place provides single bedrooms for 8 young people, 24-hour support and supervision and individualized mental health treatment.

Youth create a wellness plan addressing their physical, emotional, educational, employment, and spiritual goals. Each resident participates in the responsibilities of a shared household setting, which include chores, meal preparation, food shopping, and weekly activities.


Nancy’s Place was made possible through the vision and support of Covenant House New Jersey Board Member, Nancy King. Nancy’s passion is evident in this wonderful home for our young people who struggle with behavioral health challenges.


Contact Information

Nancy’s Place
32 South Willow Street, Montclair, NJ 07042

What We Need

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If you would like to volunteer with Nancy’s Place, our Volunteer Coordinator for Nancy’s Place is

Aquiyla Johnson

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