NJCEH

New Jersey Coalition to End Homelessness

Fall 2014 
 

Dear Friends,


 
We are happy to let you know that the Coalition has grown significantly since our July newsletter, when our board voted to lower membership rates so that more service providers would be able to join us. Since August, the Coalition has grown from 3 to 31 organizations.  A list of our organizational members is below. For a complete list including our individual members, please visit our website: www.njceh.org.  

 

I'd like to extend a big thank you to all of those who have recently joined us, as well as to all of our members and supporters.

 

If you have not yet become a member of the Coalition, I encourage you to join our network of service providers, advocates and concerned citizens committed to ending homelessness in New Jersey. Advocacy is more effective when we work together.  Click here to learn more about how to join.

 

This edition of our quarterly newsletter spotlights the work of Julia Orlando and the Bergen County Housing, Health & Human Services Center; the Center just celebrated its fifth anniversary and is a model of collaboration between government and nonprofits. The newsletter also includes a new feature, Member Perspective, with an essay by James Abro, a contributor for TalkPoverty.org.

 

As always, your feedback and ideas are welcome.

Sincerely,
Deb Ellis

Spotlight on Bergen County's Housing, Health and Human Services Center

 

In October, the Bergen County Housing, Health & Human Services Center celebrated its fifth anniversary.  The Hackensack-based program provides a full continuum of services including homelessness prevention, temporary shelter and permanent placement.  The program's Director, Julia Orlando, focuses on collaboration and a housing-first approach to shelter, which has led to tremendous success.  For more information on how the Center was created and how it has achieved its goal of reducing homelessness, the full article can be found by clicking here.

Member Perspective
 
In his essay entitled "Poverty and Homelessness are Human and Civil Rights Issues," James Abro emphasizes the need for a shift in our perceptions of those experiencing poverty and homelessness. He recommends dropping the "War on Poverty" in exchange for recognition of the poor as "fully human, entitled to the same human and constitutional rights as anyone else."  Click here to read.

Our Coalition Members

 

Advance Housing, Inc.

 

Affordable Homes Group

 

Anti-Poverty Network of NJ

 

Bergen Housing, Health and Human Services Center

 

Burns Property Group, LLC

 

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton

 

Corporation for Supportive Housing

 

Fair Share Housing Center

 

Garden State Equality

 

Greenbriar Woodlands Senior Bandstand Club

 

HomeFront

 

Housing and Community Development Network of NJ

 

Housing Center of Ocean County

 

Interfaith Hospitality Network, Essex County

 

Interfaith Neighbors Inc., Monmouth County

 

Jewish Family Service Atlantic & Cape May Counties

 

National Association of Social Workers, New Jersey

 

New Jersey Shares

 

Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity

 

Operation Chillout

 

Pleasantville Housing Authority

 

Rescue Mission of Trenton

 

Rukenstein & Associates, LLC

 

Solutions To End Poverty Soon (STEPS)

 

Supportive Housing Association of NJ

 

TD Bank

 

Tetragon Financial Group

 

The Haven

 

Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of NJ

 

United Way of Hudson County

 

Volunteers of America, Delaware Valley

 

IN THIS ISSUE
November 15-23 is National Homelessness & Hunger Awareness Week.  

For information on special opportunities to help the homeless in New Jersey, click here.

We also encourage you to support your local food banks, soup kitchens, and homeless service providers.
The Coalition's Executive Director will lead a workshop at 
Anti-Poverty Network's Annual Poverty Summit, December 4th 

For details on how to attend, please visit:  
Contact NJCEH

Deb Ellis, Executive Director
dellis@njceh.org
Kate Leahy, Director of Operations & Communications
kleahy@njceh.org

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Board Members
Alison Recca-Ryan, President
Consultant
 
Joyce Campbell
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton

Laura Rodgers
Jewish Family Service, Atlantic and Cape May Counties

Danny Altilio
United Way of Hudson County

Rhonda Coe
R.B. Coe Consulting

Connie Mercer
Homefront

Bill Southrey
Haven

Sam Tsemberis
Pathways to Housing

Jeffrey Wild
Lowenstein, Sandler, LLP

About NJCEH

The New Jersey Coalition to End Homelessness (NJCEH) is a statewide non-profit organization with one mission: to eradicate homelessness in New Jersey.  We believe in a New Jersey where no one is forced to sleep outside and where every man, woman and child lives in safe, affordable housing. The Coalition will work with its partners throughout the State until that vision becomes a reality. 

 


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