Joen Luy Ferrari


Patricia A. Lee

SAVE THE DATE
22nd Annual
Golf Outing

Monday, 
October 9, 2017

Knoll Country 
Club West,
Parsippany, NJ

Lunch: 11:00 am
Shotgun Start: 12:15
Cocktail Reception/
Dinner: 5:30 pm

For information, please contact Victoria Hess
973.939.2427
vhess@newbridge.org

To registrer online

NewBridge 
2017  Board  of Trustees
Betty Cass-Schmidt
President

Marie Episale
Vice President

David Crapo
Treasurer

Anne Wolfe
Secretary

Robert L. Parker
CEO

Janice Christensen
Joen Luy Ferrari
Patricia A. Lee
Fran McEnerney
Rich Paliwoda

Dear Friend,
 
NewBridge Services and other community mental health nonprofits across New Jersey are preparing for the fallout from the state's July 1 change to how it funds public mental health services.
 
For 40-plus years, community mental health providers operated under the mantra, "No one is refused treatment because they can't afford it."  New Jersey backed the pledge by guaranteeing to cover expenses that community mental health providers couldn't recoup from clients .
 
Having a safe, comfortable home will soon be a reality for six families struggling with mental illness, as NewBridge Services completes its Lake Avenue Apartments in Clifton by August.

The apartment building is the second phase of NewBridge's Clifton Family Housing initiative to provide homes for families in which a parent of dependent children has a mental illness. NewBridge opened the first phase, a two-family house on Emma Place, in 2007

Marie Tishy is a longtime client of NewBridge Senior Assistance for Independent Living (SAIL). We hope that by sharing her story, you can better understand how NewBridge helps bring balance to people's lives.
After losing her $2,500 hearing aid long before she'd paid it off, Marie Tishy resigned herself to a life without conversation, a world of muffled sounds. The 82-year-old's income put her just over the Medicaid limit, and she'd charged the hearing aid to a credit card. "There was no way I could afford another one, let alone two of them."
Families, Friends Cheer Young Adults Who Achieved Academic Success Through NewBridge's Alternative Education Program
The year after she dropped out of Lenape Valley  High School, Leilani Reyes' younger sister faced a similar fate. Cassandra Reyes, who had become a mother just months earlier, learned last June she didn't have enough credits to graduate .

Determined to earn her New Jersey High School diploma, the younger Reyes enrolled in NewBridge Jobs Plus, an alternative education program that helped her achieve her goal in short order and encouraged her to pursue plans to become a nurse .
 
                    (Click here to read more) 
 
NewBridge Services  "Race to Sustain Hope"  Gala on April 21 raised $100,000 for the  nonprofit as well as awareness about New  Jersey's imminent change in the way it  funds mental health that's expected to have 
devastating repercussions unless financial safeguards are added .
In July, NewBridge Services will begin running free evidence-based Youth Mental Health First Aid training sessions for adults who regularly interact with young people .

Thanks to a $12,000 grant from Morris County, NewBridge will provide six eight-hour sessions through the end of the year that teach family members, caregivers, educators, youth leaders and others how to help children ages 12 to 18 who have a mental illness or addiction problem, or who are in crisis .