The Cumberland County Housing First Collaborative is working to end chronic homelessness in our region…but we need your help. In 2017-2018, with your support, we have housed 60 chronically homeless individuals! Our goal for 2019 is to house 40 chronically homeless individuals for a total of 100! However, we need your support! We currently have funding secured for 20 clients—but with your help we could house 40!
A unique feature of our Housing First Program is that we are incorporating the community to help our homeless neighbors. We are asking that families, groups, organizations, churches, companies, etc., assist by “adopting a homeless neighbor” which involves doing one or more of the following:
We believe in a holistic approach to helping our neighbors and we need your assistance!
To get started, please review the materials enclosed in this packet. You can sign-up by visiting www.endhomelessness2020.org and filling out a quick online form and we will be in touch. You can also email our Welcome Home Coordinator Deborah Ogelsby at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or call 1-844-M25-HOPE ext. 719.
We will work with you each step of the way and our Case Management Team is available to assist you with any questions you may have.
Thank you to our Move-In Sponsors
1. Bethany Seventh Day Adventist Church
2. Bay Atlantic Federal Credit Union
3. Junks for Bunks
4. REAL Women of Cumberland County
5. Greater Bridgeton Women's Club
6. Vineland Rotary
7. Bernadette Ellingsworth
8. Restoration House
9. Anne Hartman and Family (3)
10. Christ the King Regional School (3)
11. TD Banks
12. Bethany Grace Community Church
13. Seventh Day Baptist Church (Shiloh)
14. Trinity UMC (Bridgeton)
15. The Church of the Restoration
16. Bella Bonds (food)
17. West Park UMC (goods)
18. Cumberland Dairy
19. Century Bank
20. Redeemer Lutheran Church (2)
21. Italian American Club (goods)
22. Catherine O’Brien
23. Michelle Adler
"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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