Project Connect

Project Connect @ St. John’s


22 Mulberry Street, Newark, NJ 07102


(973) 723-2307


Weekdays, except Wednesdays, 8:00am to 3:00pm.


Sakinah Hoyte, MPA, Director
Emerson Silva, LSW, Intensive Case Manager
Madison Ricks, MSW, Case Manager
Caitrin Kiley, Program Associate


Bridges Project Connect Current Services Include:


  • Case management
  • Birth Certificate & NJ state ID services
  • Medicaid Enrollment
  • Links to medical, mental health & substance abuse treatment
  • Snap enrollment
  • Job readiness
  • Links to employment
  • Links to housing and landlords
  • Furniture assistance


At St. John’s, Bridges expands services that will lead to more consistent care and a healthier life with the ultimate goal of housing for our homeless friends.


This program is funded in part by

healthcare of nj

Our other site providers:


Soldier On

catholic charities


investors bank

Essex County Mobile Medical Research


How it began

In 2011, Bridges established the Coalition of Services bringing together more than 25 medical and social service agencies to caravan with Bridges to various neighborhoods in Newark. Our goal at St. John’s is to refocus the mobile services provided by the Coalition of Services to our permanent site at St. John’s.


More about St. John’s Soup Kitchen
St. John’s has been a beacon for the most vulnerable homeless in Newark. They serve more than 500 meals a day and provide medical and licensed social worker services. We are grateful to St. John’s for welcoming Bridges into their community. Together, our services provide a broad array of medical and social services that lead to a healthier life with the ultimate goal of housing for our most vulnerable homeless friends. For more information visit St. John’s Soup Kitchen.