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NEW JERSEY EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND DISASTER RESPONSE

PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU CONTACT US:

AS IT STATES BELOW IN THE DISCLAIMER – WE ARE NOT A SHELTER!

DISCLAIMER

Homeless To Independence Inc. is an All-Volunteer, Faith-Based, 501©3 non-profit organization. We do NOT receive any grant funding what-so-ever to pay bills for anyone in any situation. We do not give away money. We do not give out loans against any items for money.

This ministry is supported with generous financial donations that are used to help keep us functioning. Our purpose is to help supply individuals and families with personal needs such as food, toiletries, clothing, household items, furniture and baby/adult diapers/wipes both locally and to areas effected by disasters . At this time, we do not offer any shelter or transitional housing services. Again, we DO NOT pay any bills. We DO NOT pay any rents or mortgages.

If you are actually homeless, or about to be homeless or need emergency assistance of any kind, you can:

1. DIAL “211” from a:

a. Land line telephone. Tell the receiver your situation and what you need. They will give you information specific for the physical location you are currently at plus any referrals you may need. They have the most up to the minute information for your specific area. Dialing “211” will get you help and much more info than this office can provide. Homeless to Independence wants you to have all the information you need to get through the situation you are in.

b. Cell Telephone – This will ONLY bring you to the correct information center in the area code within the very same City/Town in the County & State you purchased/acquired your cell telephone in!

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not have a land-line telephone or cell telephone, go to your local police department, library, or house of worship and ask to use their land-line telephone. They may even make the call on your behalf.

2. Use the internet and go to: http://www.211.org/

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For those of you looking for employment through-out the United States, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico, simply send me an email to:
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Homeless To Independence Inc. is not responsible for misprints or cancellations of events by the event holders, landlord and/or their agent, or ourselves. Homeless to Independence Inc. also reserves the right to “NOT” offer services to people and/or persons that are rude, unpleasant, and untruthful in any way shape or form, belligerent and the like.

OCCASIONALLY, THERE WILL BE ARTICLES BY OTHER WRITERS. HOMELESS TO INDEPENDENCE MAY NOT NECESSARILY AGREE WITH THEIR VIEWPOINTS, BUT WE DO RESPECT THEM. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!

OFFICE CONTACT INFO:

THE VERY BEST WAY TO CONTACT ME IS TO SEND ME AN EMAIL: ANN@HOMELESSTOINDEPENDENCE.ORG

OFFICE NUMBER IS: 1-732-264-7500

Please note that our office does have very limited volunteer staff and if we are one telephone line we cannot answer the other line. There is simply not enough time in the day to answer and/or return each and every telephone call.

IF YOU ARE ASKING FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, NO ONE WILL CONTACT YOU BACK.

THANK YOU!!!

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL DISASTER RELATED MATERIALS ARE NOW LOCATED ON OUR “NEW JERSEY EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND DISASTER RESPONSE” PAGE!

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HAPPENING IN NEW JERSEY – PLEASE SUPPORT THIS LOCAL LIONS DISASTER RELIEF FUNDRAISER – IT IS NEXT WEEK 01-19-18 – THANK YOU!

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“Taste of Colonia” serves on February 2
Experience the best food and beverage that Colonia has to offer at the “Taste of Colonia” set for Fri. Feb. 2, 2018 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm at the Colonia Country Club (300 Colonia Blvd.) Sponsored by the Colonia Business Community (CBC) and The Corner News Publication, the “Taste of Colonia” offers a wide variety of culinary delicacies from the finest restaurants and caterers in Colonia and the surrounding area. Tickets: $35.00 (Advance Purchase Only – No Tickets Sold at the Door). Tickets available at: Advanced Family Chiropractic (622 Inman Ave.) or contact Councilwoman Debbie Meehan at 732-382-0273. Don’t forget to bring a can… or two… or three… of non-perishable food to be donated to Township food pantries as the “Taste of Colonia” is a sponsor for the “Have-A-Heart” food drive. Plan NOW to raise your glass to a worthy (and delicious) cause. (All proceeds donated to the “Have-A-Heart” food drive.)

pdf flyer: Taste of Colonia 2018

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The College of New Jersey Art Gallery: “Making Innovation: Artists, Engineers, and the Sarnoff Collection”

Opening February 7, 2018, a new exhibition in the TCNJ Art Gallery will bring together contemporary art and the history of 20th century broadcast and digital technology. “Making Innovation: Artists, Engineers, & the Sarnoff Collection,” will explore the nature of corporate culture and the culture of invention that revolutionized modern technology. The exhibition will feature highlights from the Sarnoff Collection, and the artwork of contemporary artists Imin Yeh and Sandra Erbacher. Making Innovation traces the impact of technology and labor that transformed the world and continues to influence contemporary life.

The Sarnoff Collection at TCNJ houses a small, but significant group of artifacts connected to the history of communication and electronics in the 20th century. Making Innovation will feature intriguing historical artifacts – from computer chips to vacuum tubes — as well as artworks from the Sarnoff Collection including works by Clarence Holbrook Carter, Philip J. Cianci, S. Hammer, Pietro Montana, and Vladimir Zworykin.

Pittsburgh-based printmaker and installation artist Imin Yeh served as the Sarnoff’s first artist-in-residence. Yeh spent several days exploring the Collection with curator Florencia Pierri, exploring the Collection’s holdings of computer games, RCA publications, and electronic prototypes and hand-made models. As a printmaker, Yeh is fascinated with the history of technological innovation and the creative implications of invention in the arts and sciences. Yeh was particularly struck by the prototype for the first blue LED, which led to the creation of an installation for the exhibition that features more than 50 paper replicas of that original LED. Through her painstakingly crafted and detail-oriented paper reproductions, Yeh draws attention to the invisible labor behind objects.

Sandra Erbacher uses objects and materials typically associated with institutional spaces and offices to mount a sly, often humorous critique of corporate bureaucracy. Erbacher transforms familiar aspects of office life — the floor plans, texts, and objects designed to organize human activity and maximize efficiency — in ways that threaten to disrupt the institutional order.

On Wednesday, February 7, 2018, there will be an Opening Day Panel Discussion featuring Imin Yeh and Florencia Pierri from 4-5 pm. Immediately following the Discussion will be the Opening Reception in the gallery from 5-7 pm. All events are free and open to the public.

For updates about the exhibition, follow TCNJ Art Gallery on Instagram @tcnjartgallery, Twitter @TCNJ_ArtGallery, like the Facebook page TCNJ Art Gallery, and visit the website tcnjartgallery.tcnj.edu/.

Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey Celebrates 40 Years!

The Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. The organization has a rich history of cultivating many forms of music making with the talented youth of our surrounding communities. Accomplished YOCJ alumni include Rex Surany, the new Principal Bass of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York City.
The 40th Anniversary Recital and celebration will be held on March 25, 3 pm at the Princeton Meadow Church, 545 Meadow Road in West Windsor. This event, open to the public, will feature alumni, conductors and current students.

Prior to the recital, on March 13 the legendary retired New York Philharmonic former Principal Clarinetist Stanley Drucker will hold a master class for the YOCJ student players, an event which is also free and open to the public. This event will take place at 7pm and will be hosted by the West Windsor Plainsboro School District (location TBD). Drucker, who retired in 2009, spent 60 years with the New York Philharmonic, and will return to the stage on January 21 to play with YOCJ at their winter concert, which will be held at Kendall Hall at The College of New Jersey, 3 and 7 pm.

The YOCJ’s spring concert will be held at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North on May 20, at 3 pm and 7 pm. The 3 pm concert features the String Preparatory Orchestra, the Pro Arte Orchestra, and the Wind Symphony. The 7 pm concert features the Saxophone Choir, the Symphonic Orchestra, as well as a performance from Senior Concerto Competition winner.

YOCJ aims to provide opportunities for talented young musicians in central New Jersey to participate in musical performances at a level beyond that which is traditionally offered by school bands and orchestras. The organization accepts students from upper grade school through high school, through audition. Students need a desire to play, to be privately taught, and they must remain a member of their school orchestra or band. The next audition will be held in June. The YOCJ is an award-winning, critically acclaimed organization that has performed throughout the eastern United States, Canada, Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic. Unique to YOCJ are its chamber groups for flute, saxophone, brass, woodwinds and percussion that offer an unparalleled opportunity for small ensembles that feature these instruments in performance. For more information about auditions, concerts, and masterclasses visit YOCJ.org.

Fiesta del Día de Los Reyes Magos: A Three Kings Day Celebration at Arts Council of Princeton

Join the Arts Council of Princeton for a special, family-friendly cultural event on Saturday, January 6 at 3 pm.Fiesta del Día de Los Reyes Magos, or Three Kings Day, is the last day of the Christmas season and is celebrated throughout the world by several different cultures. In many Spanish speaking countries, children leave their shoes out the night before Fiesta del Día de Los Reyes Magos, ready to be filled with presents.

This celebration will be held at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, Princeton and will feature a live Flamenco dance performance led by Lisa Botalico and have Rosca de Reyes (Three Kings Cake). Learn about Spanish culture and end the holiday season in celebration! The suggested donation is $10.

The Paul Robeson Center for the Arts is located at 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton. Parking is available in the Spring and Hulfish Street Garages and at metered parking along Witherspoon Street and Paul Robeson Place.

The Arts Council of Princeton, founded in 1967, is a non-profit organization with a mission of Building Community through the Arts. Housed in the landmark Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, designed by architect Michael Graves, the ACP presents a wide range of programs including exhibitions, performances, free community cultural events, and studio-based classes and workshops in a wide range of media. For more information please call (609) 924-8777 or visit artscouncilofprinceton.org

Ice Sculpture Demonstrations at
the Grounds For Sculpture!

Plan your visit to the Grounds for Sculpture for Sunday, January 21 and see the chips fall where they may as master carvers turn huge blocks of ice into art. Using power saws, chisels, brawn, and grit, this talented group of artists will amaze you with what and how they create!

The carving begins at 11 am and is free with park admission. Dress warmly; all demonstrations take place outdoors.For more information or to get tickets call (609) 586-0616 or visit groundsforsculpture.org.

“America,We Served! Three Centuries of African American Soldiers” presented by the Old Barracks Museum

For over 300 years, African Americans have made incredible contributions to the United States military. On Saturday, February 24 and Sunday, February 25 from 10 am until 5 pm, learn about the impact made on war efforts by black soldiers throughout American history at the Old Barracks Museum. African American historians, reenactors, and veterans will present artifacts, information, and insight highlighting the integral role African Americans had in our nation’s history.

The Revolutionary War will be represented by the predominately African American Rhode Island Regiment. The Civil War will be represented by The 6th Regiment United States Colored Troops. World War II will be represented by The 5th Platoon. Other authentically kitted out reenactors will represent the War of 1812, the Buffalo Soldiers of the American West, and the Harlem Hellfighters of World War I fame.

Special admission rates apply for this weekend: $4 adults; $2 seniors/students; free, children six and under/Active Duty Military.

The Old Barracks Museum is located at 101 Barrack Street, Trenton, right next to the State House. For more information call 609-396-1776 or visit barracks.org.

A Place In Time:
Mill Hill Park – Second Battle of Trenton

Following the First Battle of Trenton on December 26, 1776, Washington’s army returned to their camp on the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware River. After some discussion concerning what to do next, the plan was made to follow up their victory with another battle. They would return to Trenton and wait to be attacked by British and Hessian forces that would be converging on the town.

On December 29 and 30, Washington and his army again re-crossed the Delaware River into New Jersey to take up defensive positions in Trenton. This time they would be in the role of defending, rather than attacking, the city. However, unlike the Hessians at the First Battle of Trenton, the Americans would not be surprised by their attackers; they were waiting and planning for the attack that they knew would come.

On the 30th, Washington made his headquarters on Queen Street (now Broad), and troops took up defensive positions on the high ground south of Assunpink Creek. From here, they would be in position to defend the bridge over Assunpink Creek that the British would be attacking over.

On the morning of January 2nd, British and Hessian troops under General Cornwallis marched to attack the American troops in Trenton from Princeton along the post road, which is now the path of Rt. 206. An important delay in their movements occurred because of skirmishes in Lawrenceville. These skirmishes delayed the British attack until late in the afternoon. Because the Battle took place in early January, the sun would set early at 4:46 pm. This meant there was little daylight left for the British to press their attack when they arrived in Trenton, which would greatly affect the outcome of the battle.

The American troops successfully defended the bridge over the Assunpink Creek which stood near what is now the southwest corner of Mill Hill Park. A historic sign at the entrance to the park describes the events: “On this site, late in the afternoon of January 2, 1777, General Washington’s ‘Little Band’ of determined men and boys won the second Battle of Trenton.” Having a great concentration of artillery and small-arms power, the Americans withstood three powerful charges by the enemy. This stand enabled the Americans to outflank the enemy during the night and march on to another victory at Princeton, thus completing the ten days that kept a dying Revolution alive.

Today Mill Hill Park is a gathering place not only to remember the 2nd Battle of Trenton but also home to such events as The Capital City Farmers Market and also the Levitt Amp Trenton Music Series. For more information about things to do at the park visit destinationtrenton.com.

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LEARN ABOUT BIRDS, GARDENING, HIKING, INSECTS, NATURE, YOGA BUGS, HEALTHY LIVING, FROGS AND MORE
AT THE ESSEX COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER
Essex County Executive DiVincenzo Invites Children and Families
to Expand their Understanding and Appreciation of the Environment

Essex County, NJ – A variety of programs are being offered at the Essex County Environmental Center during the month of January that will teach children and adults about nature and help them gain a greater appreciation and understanding of our environment. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites children and adults to visit the Environmental Center where they can enjoy an enriching recreational experience through nature and conservation activities.

“Our Environmental Center has become the premiere location for environmental education and nature appreciation. With the help of our partner groups, our dynamic schedule of events and activities will captivate all ages,” DiVincenzo said. “Walk in our woods, discover habitats, get pointers on gardening, learn about nature photography and much more. It’s all about nature and it’s all at our Environmental Center,” he added.

Events scheduled for January are as follows:

“Tuesday Afternoon Yoga and Myofascial Unwinding” is for adults. The focus of this class is on the many benefits of long-held, seated yoga poses paired with free movements to unwind the body from its long-held patterns. Participants will lengthen tissues that connect, wrap and interweave muscles and experience the freedom of body-guided movement. This helps to increase range of motion and free up areas of limitation. All levels welcome. Dress comfortably and bring your own mat. Cost is $10 per class. Advance registration is required. For information, call 973-228-8776.Tuesday Afternoon Yoga and Myofascial Unwinding will be held as follows:

Dates: Tuesdays, January 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2018
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Place: Essex County Environmental Center
621B Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ

“4-H Crafty Clovers Club” is for children in grades 1 through 5. The Crafty Clovers Club will guide youth through a variety of projects allowing them to work on team and individual masterpieces. Come once a month and spend time with peers crafting and taking on leadership roles in the club. Meet in Garibaldi Hall. Advance registration is required. For information, call 973-353-1337 or visit essex.njaes.rutgers.edu/4h/. 4-H Crafty Clovers Club will be held as follows:

Date: Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: Essex County Environmental Center
Garibaldi Hall
621A Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ

“Birding Hike in Essex County Weequahic Park” is presented by New Jersey Audubon. Visit an Essex County oasis while searching for wintering ducks, gulls and passerine birds. All can be viewed along an easy trail around the lake. Enter at Meeker Avenue and Empire Street, Newark. Meet at the large parking area on the south side of the lake. This is a free event. Call the Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary at 908-396-6386 to register. Birding Hike is scheduled as follows:

Date: Thursday, January 4, 2018
Time: 8:45 a.m.
Place: Essex County Weequahic Park
Meeker Avenue
Newark, NJ

“Chair Yoga” is for adults. Whether you are new to yoga, are an older adult, or know and love yoga but can no longer get up and down from the floor easily, chair yoga may be for you. All poses are done seated or standing next to a chair. Breath guides students through the class, which will end with a relaxing meditation. All levels are welcome. Dress comfortably. Cost is $9 per class or $7 for those 65 and older. No refunds for missed classes. Advance registration, monthly pre-payment and a minimum number of participants are required. For information, call 973-228-8776. Chair Yoga will be held as follows:

Dates: Thursdays, January 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2018
Time: 3 p.m.
Place: Essex County Environmental Center
621B Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ

“Thursday Evening Yoga” is for adults. This “all levels” yoga series will focus on alignment, flow and warmth followed by a restorative pose to unwind the body and mind for bed. All levels are welcome. Cost is $10 per class. No refunds for missed classes. Advance registration, monthly payment and minimum number of participants are required. For information, call 973-228-8776. Thursday Evening Yoga will be held as follows:

Dates: Thursdays, January 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2018
Time: 6:15 p.m.
Place: Essex County Environmental Center
621B Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ

“House Plant ‘ER’: Helping Your Plants Survive the Winter Indoors” is for adults. The indoors is often an inhospitable environment for plants. The Rutgers Cooperative Extension staff will teach the common symptoms of stressed plants and how to improve the health of house plants. Meet in Garibaldi Hall. Cost is $10 per adult. Advance registration and a minimum number of participants are required. For information, call 973-228-8776. House Plant ER will be held as follows:

Date: Thursday, January 4, 2018
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: Essex County Environmental Center
Garibaldi Hall
621A Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ

“Friday Morning Yoga” is for adults. This class will explore the many joys of yoga. Breathing synchronized with movement will warm the body and relax the mind. All levels are welcome. Participate weekly or for just one class. Dress comfortably and bring your own mat. Cost is $10 per class. Advance registration is required. For information, call 973-228-8776. Friday Morning Yoga will be held as follows:

Dates: Fridays, January 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2018
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Place: Essex County Environmental Center
621B Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ

“Birding Hike in Essex County Riker Hill and Becker Tract” is presented by New Jersey Audubon. Walk through old farm fields to discover overwintering field birds. Hike along the ridge at Riker Hill for great views and a look at woodland birds. Meet at the Essex County Environmental Center and carpool to the trail head. This is a free event. Call the Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary at 908-396-6386 to register. Birding Hike is scheduled as follows:

Date: Saturday, January 6, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Meeting Site: Essex County Environmental Center
621B Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ

“Monday Morning Yoga” is for adults. This class will explore the many joys of yoga. Breathing synchronized with movement will warm the body and relax the mind. All levels are welcome. Participate weekly or for just one class. Dress comfortably and bring your own mat. Cost is $10 per class. Advance registration is required. For information, call 973-228-8776. Monday Morning Yoga will be held as follows:

Dates: Mondays, December January 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2018
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Place: Essex County Environmental Center
621B Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ

“Bug Club” is for children ages 6 to 10. The Bug Club is devoted to children who want to explore the wonders of insects through field walks, games, stories and crafts. Cost is $8 per child per session. Advance registration, payment and minimum number of participants are required. For information, call 973-228-8776. Bug Club will be held as follows:

Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: Essex County Environmental Center
621B Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ

“4-H Environmental Kids Club” is for children in grades 2 through 9. The environment is filled with things, big and small, that are surprising and helpful. Come once a month to see how much fun it is to learn about the world. The club is ongoing and fosters a long-term relationship with caring adults and club member peers. Members are encouraged to get involved with 4-H county events including fairs and public speaking. Meet in Garibaldi Hall. Advance registration is required. For information, call 973-353-1337 or visit essex.njaes.rutgers.edu/4h/. 4-H Environmental Kids Club meets as follows:
Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: Essex County Environmental Center
Garibaldi Hall
621A Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ

“Little Explorers Winter Nature Program” is for children ages 2 to 4 years. This child-caregiver class uses stories, walks and crafts to develop an awareness and appreciation for science and nature for the child as well as the caregiver. Each week, a different nature or science topic is covered. Cost is $9 per child/per class. Advance registration, payment and minimum number of participants required. For information, call 973.228.8776. Little Explorers Winter Nature Program will be held as follows:

Age: 2 year olds
Dates and Time: Fridays, January 12 & 19 at 10 a.m.
Age: 3 year olds
Date and Time: Thursday, January 11 & 18 at 1 p.m.
Ages: 4 & 5 year olds
Dates and Times:Thursday, January 11 & 18 at 9:45 a.m.
OR Fridays, January 12 & 19 at 1 p.m.
Place: Essex County Environmental Center
621B Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ

“Martin Luther King Day at the Essex County Environmental Center” is for children ages 7 to 14. Participants will set out on a winter walk, scavenger-hunt style, uncovering facts and stories about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his great achievements. Dress for the weather. Cost is $8 per child. Advance registration required. For information, call 973-228-8776. Martin Luther King Day will be held as follows:
Date: Monday, January 15, 2018
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Place: Essex County Environmental Center
621B Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ

“Bird Club” for children ages 5 through 10. Participants will explore the wooded wetland and see what birds live near the Environmental Center. Use binoculars, field guides, and a keen sense of observation to discover and identify all sorts of birds. Cost is $8 per child per session. Advance registration, payment and minimum number of participants are required. For information, call 973-228-8776. Bird Club will be held as follows:

Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: Essex County Environmental Center
621B Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ

“Horticulture for Seniors” is for senior citizens. Join the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Essex County for this horticulture class especially designed for senior citizens. The topic for January is Arm Chair Gardening, Thinking Ahead to Spring. Meet in Garibaldi Hall. This is a free program. Advance registration is required one week prior to program. For information, call Helen at 973-731-0717 or the Master Gardner Helpline at 973-228-2210. Horticulture for Seniors will be held as follows:

Date:Monday, January 22, 2018
Time: 1 p.m.
Place: Essex County Environmental Center
Garibaldi Hall
621A Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ

“Bow Drill Friction Fire” is for adults and children ages 16 and up. Participants will learn to select proper wood, how to carve a set, and the form and technique to successfully use this primitive skill. Participants will leave with their own kit. Cost is $10 per adult. Advance registration and a minimum number of participants are required. For information, call 973-228-8776. Bow Drill Friction Fire will be held as follows:
Date: Monday, January 22, 2018
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: Essex County Environmental Center
621B Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ

“New Jersey Woodturners” is for adults and children ages 3 and up. Learn to turn with the NJ Woodturners Association. Discover the wonders of creating art from found pieces of wood. Topics vary by the month. Meet in Garibaldi Hall. Cost is $10 per adult and free for NJWA members. Call Gualberto Malave at 908-310-3557 for details. New Jersey Woodturners will meet as follows:

Date: Monday, January 22, 2018
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: Essex County Environmental Center
Garibaldi Hall
621A Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ

Registration is required for all programs at the Essex County Environmental Center, unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register, please call 973-228-8776.
The Essex County Park System was created in 1895 and is the first county park system established in the United States. The Park System consists of more than 6,000 acres and has 23 parks, five reservations, an environmental center, a zoo, Treetop Adventure Course, ice skating rink, roller skating rink, three public golf courses, golf driving range, two miniature golf courses, three off-leash dog facilities, a castle and the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens.

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THROUGHOUT NEW JERSEY!
Project Medicine Drop
Drop Box Locations

The effort to stop the abuse and diversion of prescription drugs begins at home – and must include the opportunity for New Jersey consumers to dispose of their unused medications safely and securely at any time throughout the year.

With New Jersey’s Project Medicine Drop (NJPMD), we are placing secured drop boxes in the headquarters of local police departments. Consumers from anywhere in New Jersey can visit the boxes seven days a week, to drop off unneeded and expired medications – and keep them away from those at risk of abusing them.

The drop boxes accept solid pharmaceuticals such as pills, capsules, patches, inhalers, and pet medications. They cannot accept syringes or liquids.

For the hours of availability and other information, contact the police departments or call the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs at (800) 242-5846.

http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/meddrop/Pages/locations.aspx

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MERCER COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ

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C O M M U N I T Y H E A LT H R E S O U R C ES

FREE and CONFIDENTIAL Pregnancy Screenings for Women in the Mercer County, NJ Region!!

Eden Autism- 06-23-2016

Posted 06-08-16
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Encouraging Kids Family Resource Center

Located in New Jersey

Supervised Visitation Services Now Available
Safe, secure, monitored visitation for non-custodial parents.
On-site Evening, Weekend / Holiday Schedules available

Call 609-848-1400 or info@encouragingkids.org

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We have just received this:

Good afternoon all-

Governor Christie wanted to express his appreciation for all that you and the members of your organization do in our communities. I have attached a note from him recognizing your efforts. Please feel free to pass it along to your membership and anyone who deserves recognition as a volunteer.

Thank you and best wishes for continued success.

Thank You Note from Governor Christie

May 7th 2013

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The Veterans Intervention Program
Substance abuse counseling for veterans and their families

Services provided by Catholic Charities Behavioral Health Services with the support of the Mercer County
Office on Addictions Services.

VIP services are private and confidential. We have no connections with the Department of Defense nor the
Veterans Affairs.
Fees are on a sliding scale.
Inability to pay is not a barrier to receiving services.
Whenever possible, insurance plans will be accepted.
For an appointment, please call 1-800-360-7711 www.catholiccharitiestrenton.org

The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are the longest combat operations since Vietnam.
Returning home from a war zone can present immense challenges. Signs related to the stressors from war and
returning home can include: using alcohol and other drugs, angry outbursts, anxiety, trouble concentrating,
depression, nightmares, and troubled relationships.
Our Alcoholism/Addictions service offers the Veterans Intervention Program (VIP) providing substance abuse
treatment to Mercer County Reservists and National Guard Members who have served in Operation Enduring
Freedom or Operation Noble Eagle. Services with trained counselors are provided in collaboration with the
Mercer County Office on Addiction Services and include:
• Individual, family, and group counseling
• When indicated for those in treatment with us, psychiatric evaluations and medication follow-up
• Referrals to programs supporting veterans and their families

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NERRC is one of six Regional Resource Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The Center provides special education technical assistance to help state education agencies improve their systems of early intervention, special education and transition services for children with disabilities. Find more resources
for parents and educators in your state.

For more information visit this link: http://www.disability.gov/state/new_jersey/education

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Tommy Williams’ Camden Street Ministry:

This ministry gives out gently-used, clean household goods, toys, and clothing to help meet the needs of the people they present the Gospel to. Please give items you would like to donate to Wendy McDermott, 1-856-546-0344

New Covenant Community Church | 255 Edgewood Ave | Audubon | NJ | 08106

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Provides information, education, support and advocacy for families and professionals.
Serves all New Jersey residents with autism, including pre-school age children, youth ages 3-21, young adults
ages 14-21 and adults.

For more information visit this link: http://www.disability.gov/state/new_jersey/education

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Millhill Child and Family Development Corporation is a nationally certified center
renowned for providing high quality early childhood education and services for the entire
family. As an expansion of its Social Services program, we now offer a Saturday Parenting
On Program Days Participants Receive:
• Bus Transportation for parents & children 18months-5yrs old
• Child Care with Educational, Therapeutic &Recreational goals.
• Parent Stipend for Participation

Breakfast and Lunch
Upon Completion
Parents Receive:

Formal Graduation and Certificate of Achievement
FAMILY SUCCESS IS OUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY!
Millhill Child and Family Development Corporation
Please call with referrals and questions
101 Oakland Street
Trenton, J 08618

www.millhillcenter.org
609-989-7333 ext 22
Program focusing on improved parenting skills and parent empowerment.
Millhill’s Parent Empowerment Group is a 12 week intensive Parenting Group (6 weeks) and Life Skills class (6
weeks) for families with open DYFS cases that will meet on two alternating Saturday mornings per month from
9:30-11am. After group sessions, parents/caregivers and children will come together to share a meal which will
both reinforce skills learned in group but also build nurturing and family cohesion.
Participants will gain:
• Increased knowledge of child development
• Awareness of appropriate expectations for children
• Increased knowledge of alternatives of physical punishment
• A change in views regarding the use of corporal punishment
• An increase in empathic awareness of children’s needs.
Children will have the opportunity to continue their respite day with therapeutic play and excursions into the
community. Parents who successfully complete the program may be identified as Parent Mentors who will then
serve as informal supports for the next cohort.
Introducing Millhill’s
Therapeutic Intervention Respite and Parenting Program!

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National Guard Militia Museum
See historic pictures displayed in the National Guard Heritage Gallery, the first national
flag carried …
Ongoing Every Tue & Fri.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. National Guard Militia Museum
151 Eggert Crossing Road, Lawrenceville
(609) 530-6802

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if you are pregnant?
Call or Visit us to receive your
FREE and Confidential
Pregnancy Test.
Immediate Results and
Free and Confidential
counseling available.
South Ward Family
Success Parent Child Center
635 South Clinton Avenue
Trenton, NJ 08611
1-800-247-6365 x 142
We are here to help you.

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“TO LOVE ANOTHER PERSON IS TO HAVE COMPASSION FOR THEIR CURRENT SITUATION
AND TO HELP THEM REGARDLESS”

Ann Martin-Frey

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If you need specific help, email me and I will respond relatively quickly!

Thank you! And have a peace-filled day!

Ann

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