E-Newsletter Vol. 2, No. 2
Board Names Mark Schmit Eva's CEO
"Each day at Eva’s I see hope for the future, and I am inspired by employees, volunteers and donors who lead with a servant heart, showing empathy and compassion to each and every person who comes through our doors." Mark Schmit,Chief Executive Officer
The Board of Trustees of Eva’s Village announced the appointment of Mark Schmit as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer on July 14. “After a comprehensive search process, the Board is pleased to have identified the best individual to guide our organization, whose mission is to serve the most vulnerable members of our community in Paterson and Passaic County,” said incoming Board Chairwoman, Dr. Eileen Clifford, a member of the Sisters of Charity of St. Elizabeth. . . .Read more
PCCC Collaboration Benefits Kids, Moms and Eva's Staff
“It is never too early to start reading to a child. Read to your kids even before they can talk, because storytelling is an important way we learn about the world," explained Nicole DeNude, a PCCC educator.
A mother and her children explore the mobile library with a staff member and children living at Hope Residence.
In June, educators from Passaic County Community College (PCCC) introduced a mobile library filled with picture books, toys and simple games to the mothers who live at Eva’s Village Hope Residence. Facilitators from the college showed the moms how to use the materials to connect with their children - demonstrating that these items aren't just fun for the kids, but can also be tools for learning and bonding. . . . Read more
Children's Dental Program Removes Barriers to Preventive Care 
Dr. Ramos turns a first-time dental visit into a positive experience.

“Prevention is the best thing we can give a kid,” he explained to a group of 24 mothers who live at Eva’s Hope Residence with their children.
The Medical & Dental Clinic at Eva’s Village recently introduced a pediatric dental program to provide regular exams and treatment to over 50 children who reside in Eva’s residential recovery and shelter programs, as well as children referred from Oasis, A Haven for Women and Children, and other organizations in Paterson.  Accessing preventive dental care and teaching good oral hygiene habits can be a challenge for parents who are struggling with substance use, the instability of homelessness or the stress of unemployment. . . . Read more
In the News: 
Changing Lives, One Future Chef at a Time
Wells Fargo featured the story of Culinary School alumna Josephine C. She is currently a college student working towards her dream of opening a restaurant. While she completed her recovery at Eva's Village, and attended Eva's Culinary School, she and her son lived in Eva's Hope Residence. . . . Read more
Events & Celebrations:
Spring & Summer Events Draw Volunteers & Supporters 
Funds raised through events and private donations provide a critical third of the annual revenue needed to support our 20 anti-poverty programs.
Celebrating 35 Years of Hope
On April 23, hundreds of volunteers, clergy, supporters, alumni, elected officials and staff gathered to celebrate our 35th anniversary. We honored the mission of Eva’s Village and the legacy of Msgr. Vincent E. Puma. View a slideshow of the celebration or read more about the history of Eva's Village.
Golf Outing Raises Nearly $270,000
Enthusiastic golfers turned out on July 17 to make our 14th annual Golf Tournament a success. Funds raised support our neighbors in need. View a slideshow of the event.
Fashion Show Sets Fundraising Record
Our 8th annual 'Behind the Seams' Fashion Show raised over $185,000 on May 23. Funds will support our life-saving and life-changing programs offering food & shelter, recovery & medical services, and  education & job training to our neighbors in need. View a slideshow of the event.

Casino Night Draws More than 300 guests
Our 5th annual Casino Night on March 10 raised more than $160,000 to support our programs that make Eva's Village the place 'where hope begins.' View a slideshow of the event.
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