Sandy families out on the street in October?

“It’s ironic that with the 8th Anniversary of Sandy coming upon us we are having the very lifeline necessary taken from us.” – Robert L from Atlantic City  “All the years of stress, anxiety and now major grief, we lived through and survived through, to be homeless, living in the streets, and now likely to Read More »

Care Our Communities Deserve

REGISTER NOW Join us and special guest Congressman Andy Kim on Monday, August 31st at 5pm, International Overdose Awareness Day, for Care our Communities Deserve: A Roundtable for Affordable Drugs and Treatments.  We’ll have a community discussion about the solutions we’re fighting for to lower the cost of prescription drugs, increase access to medically assisted Read More »

Not One More

REGISTER NOW Before we were facing the COVID-19 pandemic, New Jerseyans were facing another disaster – the overdose crisis. And now amid COVID-19, we are experiencing an uptick in overdose deaths across New Jersey and the US. In just the first few months of 2020, New Jersey has seen an increase in overdose deaths by Read More »

Protecting our communities from storms in the COVID-19 era

By Alison Arne When Hurricane Irene hit New Jersey in 2011, my family evacuated from Western Atlantic County.  Because we lived inland, it came as a complete surprise when, in the middle of the night, first responders knocked on the door.  They told us that we didn’t have to go, but at a certain point Read More »

We are one step closer to Clawback Forgiveness

By Jody Stewart UPDATE: Congressman Van Drew has signed on to the HR6765 “Security after Sandy” Act.Thank you all for making calls, and emailing, and sharing your stories.  Because of YOUR efforts an additional co-sponsor – Congressman Van Drew – signed on to HR6765!  It’s also very exciting because we now have bi-partisan support – Read More »

What we need in our time to end the Overdose Crisis

By Eileen Palazza In the time that it takes you to read this article another person in New Jersey will die from an opioid overdose.  And then another and then another.  As mothers and fathers, wives, husbands, sisters and brothers stand by and are helpless to prevent the death of their loved ones, drug corporations Read More »

Standing up for our Homes – COVID Housing Relief

Thanks to Joe Mangino and Carlos Bonilla, members of our organization, for testifying in front of the committee in support the A4226 Mortgage Forbearance and Rental Assistance bill.  Both Joe and Carlos are Superstorm Sandy survivors who have been displaced once from their homes due to the storm and find themselves once again fighting to Read More »

June is National Homeownership Month!

June is National Homeownership Month, and that’s why we are asking you to take action for Sandy homeowners who are still struggling to recover and be finished with the years of grueling challenges they have faced.   Please reach out to your Congressional Representative to talk to them about:  The Security after Sandy Act. H.R. 6765. Read More »

Community Captain Program – APPLY NOW

We are facing an unprecedented crisis in our communities.  New Jersey has the second highest number of COVID-19 cases and COVID-19 deaths in the country.  As of Monday April 27th, we had 111,188 *confirmed* cases, and 6044 people have lost their lives to the disease.  These are challenging times – it is hard to watch Read More »