Who We Are

For over 40 years, NESF, a non-profit organization, has been serving the Greater Essex County Community.  NESF is committed to providing quality services to individuals and families who need assistance with emergency food, clothing, shelter, utilities, rent, and other basic necessities during times of crisis.  The homeless, the working poor, seniors, dually diagnosed, and those affected by fire, eviction, or domestic violence remain our primary focus.  When there is nowhere else to turn, individuals can come to NESF.  We are a safety net to the community providing service with compassion, dignity, and respect.  


Every year the Casin donate funds to charity. For instance, if there are many area families on the verge of losing everything because of a fire or flooding, then the casino can contribute to their cause and provide them with the money they need to repair their homes and belongings, without having to charge a penny from their own pocket. Another case is if a local business has closed, leaving many people out of work, and without an income they are at risk of not being able to pay their bills. So, whether it is a family in danger or an old business owner struggling to keep his business afloat, the Casino Commission can help by donating these funds to charity. may be hard for you to understand how giving away a percentage of one of your casino profits can help those in need, but you have to look at the bright side when you think about it. For one thing the casino profits will go to charity with absolutely no effort from the owners themselves. This means no more taxes for the government or any fees for the government to take out for you. And they don't just donate these funds to charity; they actively participate in helping others by putting their money where they can help. This means donating to charity and buying things for other people that need assistance.