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 »

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 »

Worst of COVID-19 Toll on Mental Health Yet to Come

Worst of COVID-19 Toll on Mental Health Yet to Come by Michael Symons, WPG Talk Radio – 06/12/20 The worst of the coronavirus, or at least its first wave, appears to over in New Jersey. But the psychological impacts, both for essential workers and the public at large, will reverberate. An Assembly committee heard nearly three 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 »

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 »