HABcore was chosen as a winner of the 2020 Impact 100 Jersey Coast Grant, and awarded $114,000!

The Impact 100 Jersey Coast Chapter selected five finalists out of hundreds of applicants, and at its annual meeting last night, four were chosen to receive this extraordinary grant and opportunity! HABcore is pleased to have the trust and support of the Impact 100 Jersey Coast membership.

Due to the pandemic, the finalists were unable to make their presentation in-person. Each of the finalists presented a 4-minute video of their impact statement and cause.

HABcore’s team: Executive Director, Steve Heisman, Katie Lord, Associate Director, Kate Ryan,Grants Administrator, and Marta Quinn, Senior Director of Development, requested Impact 100 funding for our Independence Pathways Program in Monmouth County. They selected this program specifically because the impact and outcome of this grant will transform hundreds of lives, and allow men, women and children to exceed their goals for their future.

The Independence Pathways Program combines affordable housing with coordinated services to assist individuals struggling with chronic physical and mental health issues maintain stable housing and receive appropriate support and employment services.

Families have the option to participate in the Strengthening Families component, which provides more intensive services focusing on healthy lifestyles, parenting/communication skills and improving children’s school performance.

The Supported Employment Program helps residents overcome barriers to maintaining and improving work, reducing debt, and increasing savings.

The impact of this grant will transform lives. HABcore knows that providing housing is only the first component in moving from crisis to stability. Although affordable housing is part of the solution, for those with disabling conditions and histories of trauma, they need housing, coupled with supportive services, to maintain it.

The Independence Pathways Program offers a place to call home for those who were previously homeless, links to community resources, increased skills and income, and resources to strengthen families. The goal is for HABcore’s clients to succeed independently in their communities.

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on housing will be devastating when the eviction moratorium is lifted. Families living in Monmouth County will undoubtedly suffer without the support of programs like this. This grant will help us create the ripple effect to spark life-changes to more than 200 individuals, including 55 families and 100 children.

Our promise is to fulfill all expectations, and to measure and share the successes that this grant will provide. We thank Impact 100 for recognizing the value of our program. We look forward to continuing to serve those in need in our community

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