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 »

COVID-19: Communities Coming Together

When times are tough our communities inspire me to keep on keeping on. With everything happening – I want to thank everyone single one of you who took the time to answer our survey and for your additional comments and thoughtful responses. Because SO many of you told us we could play a role in Read More »

Sandy recovery groups find new mission with COVID-19

Sandy recovery groups find new mission with COVID-19 – by Michelle Brunetti Post, Press of AC Two groups that formed to help victims of 2012’s Superstorm Sandy recover are turning their crisis-handling skills to COVID-19, and are seeing the need for financial aid as primary this time. Organizers for OCNJ C.A.R.E. and the New Jersey Read More »

Making our Communities Whole – Sandy & Disaster Recovery

By Jody Stewart Clawback Forgiveness:  You all are amazing.  You have been working so hard to get petition signatures for our clawback forgiveness petition to David C. Woll that we’ve got over 1,000 and we’re ready to do petition deliveries!  He hasn’t been confirmed for his new position yet, but it’s likely in the works, Read More »

Offense and Defense as we face flooding and future storms

by Alison Arne Our focus for 2020 is ensuring our communities have the resources to prepare for rising seas and future storms and the power to make decisions that benefit us.  You don’t need to be a weatherman to know which way the wind blows, and you don’t need to be a scientist to tell 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 »

How Our Country Talks About The War On Drugs Is Backwards

How Our Country Talks About The War On Drugs Is Backwards by Joy Blackwood – OurFuture​“How our country talks about the war on drugs is backwards,” said Kassandra Frederique, in her opening remarks to the first-ever convening of the People’s Action Overdose Crisis Cohort in Washington, D.C.“Criminalization of drug use and drug prohibition was no accident.” Read More »