From the M25 President Dr. Robin Weinstein: On July 5th, the day after our #IndependenceDay celebration with all its fanfare and patriotic zeal, I was invited to tour the "home" of a #Vietnam #Veteran who served in the U.S. Marine Corps. A member of Bethany Grace Community Church has become familiar with him and his story through our shower ministry for the homeless.
This homeless #hero of #CumberlandCountyNJ is recovering from colon #cancer with a colostomy bag in the middle of the woods in #Fairton. While some enjoyed their #July4th fireworks, his "home" was caught in a torrential downpour of rain.
#HOUSING is a #HUMANRIGHT for all and NO VETERAN should be #HOMELESS! The Cumberland County Housing First Collaborative will work with our partners to ensure that he, along with every veteran, man, woman, and child have a place to call #home. Learn more at www.endhomelessness2020.com
and join the movement! #BetheMiracle #BridgetonNJ #MillvilleNJ #VinelandNJ
Members of the Collaborative include: Gateway Community Action Partnership, Prac Newjersey, Resources for Independent Living, Inc, M25 Initiative, Cumberland County, NJ Jail and Inspira Health Network.
TEN WAYS TO HELP END HOMELESSNESS IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY, NJ!
We are excited to announce that Dr. Robin Weinstein will be speaking for the NJ Second Congressional District at NJ Hill Day in Washington, DC to advocate for the homeless and the poor. Will you join me? Transportation is available and registration is free! Registration is at http://ow.ly/MHJq30cZeDG
The 2017 New Jersey Congressional Reception will be held on Wednesday July 26, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the Dirksen Senate Auditorium in Washington, D.C. “No Housing Cuts” will be the theme that will be shared with our elected officials with the message that cuts are hurting our communities that serve low-income families, the homeless and those with special needs.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 27, 2017
CONTACT: Dr. Robin Weinstein (1-844-M25 HOPE)
STATEMENT ON 2017 HOMELESS POINT IN TIME SURVEY FOR CUMBERLAND COUNTY
Surveys shows an increase of Homelessness in Cumberland County of 7.9%
(BRIDGETON, NJ)—Dr. Robin Weinstein, President & Founder of the M25 Initiative and Co-Founder of the Cumberland County Code Blue Coalition, today released the following statement concerning the 2017 Point-In-Time Survey for Cumberland County, NJ:
“The information gathered from the Point-In-Time survey is invaluable to policy makers and those on the front lines of combatting homelessness in New Jersey. The results give us a snapshot of our successes and challenges in ending homelessness in our generation. The data from the survey underscores the importance and value of the Cumberland County Code Blue Coalition and the urgency of the work of the Cumberland County Housing First Collaborative to end chronic homelessness by 2020 in our area.
"The M25 Initiative is a 501c3 non-profit in Cumberland County, NJ created for the sole purpose of engaging, equipping, empowering, and mobilizing individuals and organizations to employ innovative and cooperative solutions to alleviate suffering, feed the hungry, end poverty, reduce crime, revitalize a spirit community and transform lives!"
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