Friday, October 6, 2017 6:30 pm
Navesink Country Club

On Friday, October 6, over 150 guests attended the HABCORE Home Sweet Home Gala held at the beautiful Navesink Country Club in Middletown. HABCORE is proud to announce they raised $55,000 at the gala for the services HABCORE provides each day to residents in their expanding programs. HABcore is a non-profit corporation serving Ocean and Monmouth counties, which provides permanent housing and individualized support, helping homeless veterans, families and individuals with special needs move through crisis to stability, giving them the opportunity to improve their lives.

Navesink Country Club provided the perfect location for an evening which not only recognized HABCORE's long and important history, but which honored OceanFirst and the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group for their contribution to HABCORE's mission. HABCORE also recognized three dynamic individuals: Darlene Cadigan, VNA, Outreach Mobile Nurse; Rosemary Jakimowicz, VNA, Outreach Mobile Nurse; and Patty Kremer, CPC, Supportive Housing Care Manager for their devotion to HABCORE and our residents, along with their continued service to this community.

This year's gala featured dinner, drinks, fabulous gift, silent and LIVE auctions, as well as dancing to the fantastic music of Docs of Rock. Co-Chairs, Renee and Larry Luttrell led the way to a wonderful event. The Event Chair, Christianna Harvey orchestrated a seamless affair enjoyed by all our guests. FoodCircus Beer Wine & Spirits hosted a wonderful "whiskey tasting", and desserts were sponsored by Nothing Bundt Cakes and the Red Bank Chocolate Shoppe.

"This was the best event of the year. I am thrilled to be a part of HABCORE's gala. It was so heartwarming to see the outpouring of generous support the attendees showed for our mission. It was wonderful to see friends, colleagues and new faces in attendance. I already look forward to next year." said Elaine Foley, HABCORE Board Member and Middletown resident.

In 2018, HABCORE will celebrate their 30th Anniversary and will host several community and fundraising events throughout the year. To find out more about HABCORE, visit or call Marta Quinn, (732) 544-1975 Ext. 2.



On Saturday, June 10, 2017 HABCORE hosted the 11th Annual Jazz by the River fundraising event at the beautiful Shrewsbury Sailing & Yacht Club, Oceanport, NJ. Over one-hundred guests attended this annual event and raised $20,000 for HABCORE.

"This was our best event of the year. We are so grateful for the support of the Board, our friends and colleagues who attended. Everyone enjoyed themselves tremendously," said Kathleen Mullarkey, President of the Board of Trustees.

The location for this event was the Shrewsbury Sailing & Yacht Club. The Club offered guests a stunning view of the river and warm breezes. Our guests were entertained by two wonderful bands; the Art Topilow Jazz Quartet, and local favorite, Full Of It. "We've been playing in this area for over forty-years and love playing at the SSYC, especially for HABCORE." said Tom Mancuso, Trustee and member of Full Of It.

"Jazz by the River is one of my favorite events of the year. I am grateful for the continued work that HABCORE provides, and thankful for the kindness of others in raising awareness and funds for HABCORE, and the residents." said Marilyn Pearlman, Little Silver, NJ.

Check out all our photos from this amazing night!


On Sunday, July 30th, friends, families, residents and supporters came out to First Energy Stadium, home of the Lakewood BlueClaws in support of HABCORE!

Everyone enjoyed a spectacular sunshine-filled day at the game. The Moroccan Sheepherders played LIVE and the SPCA of Monmouth County brought puppies for adoption. There was a KIDS EXPO with face painting, bouncy houses, rides, and games for the kids both inside and outside the stadium.

Over 250 bought tickets in support of HABCORE's mission. Residents from our boarding homes and Independent Living Program arrived by a chartered bus and enjoyed the day. Although the BlueClaws did not win the game, HABCORE was the winner of the day! We are grateful for the support and new friendships.

HABcore holds several special events throughout the year to raise necessary funds so we may continue to operate our successful programs. Whether you are looking for a jazz event by the river, a ladies night out or a grand gala, you will feel welcome and appreciated when you attend one of our special events.

To add your name to our mailing list, send your information to or call our office (732)544-1975x2.