By Stephanie Posner, Anne Yeh & Mary Riley
2020 grant recipient, HABcore, invited the Impact 100 team to see their progress first-hand. On June 10th Marta Quinn, Senior Director of Development at HABcore toured the group around the area surrounding the Red Bank boarding house to show the development and community on the west side. (COVID-19 restrictions prohibited the group from going inside.)
The Impact grant for HabCore was to support their Independence Pathways (IP) Program, which combines affordable housing with coordinated services to assist individuals and families struggling with chronic physical and mental health issues to maintain stable housing and receive appropriate support and employment services. With our support, they were able to hire two case managers for the Program.
The group was able to see first-hand how our grant is being used to support the HABcore IP program. And in addition, they learned about many other resources in the area which are helping families in the community in various ways.
“After the year we had, it was so inspiring to meet the HABcore team and see the projects first hand!” said Linda Lautenberg.
Attendees: Marta Quinn, Senior Director of Development at HABcore; From Impact: Anne Yeh, Grantee Liaison for HABcore; Deidre Spiropoulos; Heather Burke; Linda Lautenberg; Casey DeStefano, and Amy Montano.
Above is HABcore’s River Street house, their most recent building project that was completed entirely through Covid! It is a multi-family unit so everyone that calls this location home, participates in the IP program. Our Impact 100 grant goes directly to these families living here, by providing them with a skilled licensed clinical social worker to provide intensive services focused on employment services, parenting, and communication skills, leading a healthy lifestyle, and improving the children’s educational performance. The caseworker encourages them to use the other community resources that we literally walked by, to help their families:
– Lunchbreak for food
– Monmouth Daycare so they can go to work
– The YMCA and Boys and Girls Club for active lifestyle choices
– and the Parker Family Health Clinic for healthcare.
The honest stories shared are about people, their resilience, and their hope for a better life. The educational, inspirational, motivational, and thought-provoking tour will continue to inspire those who attended as HABcore and Impact 100 create this journey of experiences and life changes together.
“It was a wonderful morning for me! Not only to be together finally, but it was an eye-opening experience to see how that area of Red Bank has so many resources to help families!” commented Anne Yeh.
HABcore is an organization that provides permanent housing and individualized support and helps homeless families, veterans, and individuals with special needs move through crisis to stability, giving them the opportunity to improve their lives.
The Independence Pathways (IP) Program combines affordable housing with coordinated services to assist individuals and families struggling with chronic physical and mental health issues to maintain stable housing and receive appropriate support and employment services. Learn more at HABcore.org.