Keep families Home for the Holidays.

As the holiday season approaches us, families are still struggling to keep a roof over their heads. The Covid pandemic has impacted New Jersayans to extreme levels and the numbers are once again on the rise. It’s hard enough to survive the times we are living in but now we have to explain to our 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 »

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 »

Fighting for Solutions: Ending the Overdose Crisis

Did you know that eight New Jerseyans lose their lives to a preventable overdose death everyday? That’s eight mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, grandchildren, and siblings suddenly gone everyday, over 3,000 a year, without any real explanation to help us understand how we got here or what we can do to stop it. We’re facing the Read More »

Coronavirus & Community Prep

NJOP response – Version 3 3.16.2020 (We will do our best to update this as we are able, but please note the date for how current the information is.) CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR NEW CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION WEBSITE Our organization was founded by disaster survivors. Two things are true.  One – many times when we’re Read More »

Changing the Rules to Put Families First

By Shannon Duffy ACTION ALERT!  Please sign our petition by clicking here.  The battle is on again over the future of our National Flood Insurance Program.  Does it put big insurance and banks first? Price families out of protection? Or does it put us and preparation first?   On July 16th Senator Menendez (D-NJ) along with Read More »

Ending Overdose: Problems and Solutions

By Lisa Campanella The seeds of the opioid crisis were planted in the 1990’s by big pharmaceutical companies like Purdue Pharma that ruthlessly and criminally promoted the use of opioid drugs knowing the drugs were highly addictive, without sharing that information with health care providers who legitimately prescribed the drugs for pain or the patients Read More »

Summer Gatherings 2019

Manahawkin / LBI: Wednesday August 21st – Joe, Amanda and NJOP Bday party 6:30pm – 9pm, Bird & Betty’s 529 Dock Rd. Beach Haven NJ (on LBI) 08008 (Facebook Link) Three birthdays for the price of one: celebrate Joe’s 50th, Amanda’s 42nd, and NJOP’s 5th! Tickets are $20 for B-day fun, drinks and Bird & Read More »

We need to do more to address the addiction crisis

BY HEATHER SHAPTER Addiction is crippling. Toward the end I was using against my will. I was scared to be sick and go through withdrawal, so I continued getting high. Eventually, I learned about the Methadone program in my community and made the decision to start going to treatment. At the time I was on Read More »

Happy 53rd Birthday Medicaid and Medicare!

BY LISA CAMPANELLA If you don’t have health insurance through your employer, you need the Affordable Care Act, also known as the ACA or Obamacare.  In New Jersey for over 1.74 million people, that often means Medicaid, the federal/state health care program that covers among others, children, those with disabilities, working families, people struggling with Read More »