Project Connect


35 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ 07102


(973) 723-2307


Weekdays 8:30 am to 12:30 pm for Walk-Ins. 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm by appointment only.


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


Bridges Project Connect Current Services Include:


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


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 March 2014, Bridges established “Project Connect” in Newark. At Project Connect, professional case managers work with homeless clients individually to create an attainable set of goals that will lead to better health, and ultimately housing and a job. Case managers link clients to service providers either holding office hours on premise or through our network of partners as well as offering an array of direct services including administrative and financial support to obtain an ID, the first step in rebuilding a life, registration for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for individuals with disabilities, job readiness and financial literacy. Since opening Project Connect, we have assisted over 4,000 individuals experiencing homelessness obtain services that get them one step closer to achieving their goal of housing and independence.