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November 2, 2022 | Issue 51 (View newsletter as webpage) Para leer este boletín en Español, haga clic aquí

Important News

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Welcome Booklet for Newcomers to New Jersey

The NJ Department of Human Services, Office of New Americans has developed a Welcome Booklet for Newcomers The booklet provides information and supports referral and navigation of key services and resources for newly arrived immigrants

The booklet outlines the immediate services - such as legal support, food assistance, and healthcare - that can assist newly arrived immigrants in New Jersey.

The online booklet has direct links to websites including additional programs and contact information.

This resource is especially important as we welcome an increasing number of newcomers to New Jersey communities. 


Please note this booklet is not a comprehensive explanation of services but an initial digital guide for new arrivals in our state.

Review the English Welcome Booklet here

Review the Spanish Welcome Booklet Here


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REAL Transition Partners: Mini-grants Available

REAL Transition Partners is seeking proposals from 501(3)c non-profit organizations for projects that will support young adults with disabilities and their families through the transition process.

Non-profit organizations from these states are eligible to apply: CT, DE, DC, MD, ME, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT. Also those from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.  

Projects must: 

  • Include young people and their families in the planning process
  • Support families through the transition process
  • Be completed by September 30, 2023

Grantees must be able to share a presentation about their project outcomes at a regional conference. 

Download the Request for Proposals here

NJ Open Enrollment Town Hall

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Do you or your family need health insurance in 2023?

Financial assistance is available.


New Jersey Open Enrollment is happening now - from November 1, 2022 through January 31, 2023.

Join New Jersey Citizen Action for a Town Hall to learn more about the program, how to get free help signing up and to see if you qualify for financial assistance.  

Thursday, November 3rd at 7 pm

Join by telephone or Zoom

Register Here

Upcoming Events

SPAN offers a variety of learning opportunities for families and the professionals who work with them.

Highlighted Event This Week

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Hybrid Workshop Series for Families - Presented in Spanish

SPAN is collaborating with the Early Head Start/Head Start Program at North Hudson Community Action Corporation to offer a series of workshops delivered in Spanish. 

Workshops can be attended in person at various locations in Hudson County or via Zoom. 

Topics and dates for workshops - all begin at 9:00 AM:

Monday, Nov 14, 2022

Social Emotional Development in Early Childhood

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Basic Rights in Special Education

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Developmental Monitoring and Screening

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Bullying Prevention Strategies

Monday, March 20, 2023

Resources for Families with Young Children

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Transition from Early Intervention to School Age

Contact Maria Prieto, Mental Health Coordinator for more information


See all of SPAN's upcoming events with details and registration links here 

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SPAN Youth Hub Discusses Sports

Play ball! There are numerous sports for anyone to get involved with, ranging from fast-paced baseball or soccer to strategic chess and e-sports. Let's dive into the incredible world of sports in the newest blog post for youth, "Game On."

Click here to access the blog 

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