Monthly Archives: July 2023

Celebrating Impact: How the Mental Health Association in New Jersey is Transforming Crisis Counseling

We’re thrilled to share some truly amazing news with you all. The Mental Health Association in New Jersey’s (MHANJ) contribution to the New Jersey Hope and Healing Crisis Counseling program has introduced new services, and the results have been nothing short of remarkable.🙌

This initiative has introduced a range of new resources that are aimed at providing immediate and lasting aid to individuals struggling with mental health crises. And we’re proud to announce that these services have already had a profound impact.

To date, 444 participants have been aided through the work of MHANJ, receiving the help they needed when they needed it the most. These individuals were able to access crucial support and begin their journey toward healing.

As we celebrate this achievement, we also look forward to continuing our work supporting MHANJ and 10 other partner agencies at the Holiday Fund. There are many more people who need support, and we’re committed to reaching them. Together, we can make a meaningful difference and bring hope to those in crisis.

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The Power of Giving: How Your Holiday Fund Donations Support Catholic Charities of Newark

The Holiday Fund partners with NJ agencies like Catholic Charities, amplifying their community impact and highlighting the power of giving.

Every year, the Holiday Fund works to support charities across New Jersey. One of these organizations is Catholic Charities of Newark, an institution committed to serving those in need, regardless of race, religion, or ethnicity. When you make a donation to the Holiday Fund, you are directly contributing to the transformative experiences offered by eleven first-class organizations and supporting their vital work within our community, amplifying the power of giving.

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A Celebration of Community and Service: The Annual Gala

Recently, Catholic Charities held its Annual Gala, a celebration of community, service, and the power of giving. The event was a resounding success, thanks to the contributions of sponsors, supporters, and attendees. The gala served as a reminder of the profound impact that Catholic Charities has on individuals and families across New Jersey.

During the evening, several partners were honored for their dedication and contributions to the organization. Among them was Scott Fields from Daybreak Express, SPRUCE Industries, Catholic Cemeteries, Ecclesia Ministries, and Holiday Express. Recognition was also given to Pierre Moreau, posthumously, with the Lifetime Achievement Award presented to his family. Patricia Tully and William Markey III were the recipients of the Spirit of the Heart Award. The night was made even more special with a fantastic performance by Chris Pinnella.

The Transformative Work of Catholic Charities

The Annual Gala showcased the transformative work done by Catholic Charities and its partners. From providing assistance to the poor, advocating for social justice, to offering over 100 programs that focus on various needs, Catholic Charities plays a crucial role in the New Jersey community.

More Holiday Fund Partners: Impact by the Numbers: Family Service Bureau’s Mental Health Sessions

The Power of Giving Exemplified by Donors

However, none of this would be possible without the support of donors like you. Every contribution made to the Holiday Fund goes a long way in supporting organizations like Catholic Charities. By donating, you can help continue the legacy of Pierre Moreau, support the efforts of individuals like Patricia Tully and William Markey III, and ensure that Catholic Charities can continue providing their much-needed services.

When you donate to the Holiday Fund, you’re not just making a financial contribution. You’re investing in the future of our communities, supporting organizations that make a real difference, and helping to create transformational experiences for those most in need.

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Continue a Tradition of Giving

Join us in our mission to support these 11 critical charities in New Jersey. Your contribution can change lives, foster community development, and create a ripple effect of kindness and generosity across the state. Remember, every donation, no matter how small, helps. Let’s continue the tradition of giving and make a difference together.

Make a difference today by contributing to the Holiday Fund. Your donation will champion the ongoing efforts of transformative organizations like the Catholic Charities of Newark. 

Impact by the Numbers: Jewish Family Services’ caregiver consultations

Jewish Family Services provides practical information, emotional support, and connects caregivers to local resources and services. Care Consultation, an evidenced based program recognized by the National Council on Aging, is a free telephone-based program designed to serve family caregivers and care recipients. It provides ongoing support, solutions, and referrals to meet unique family needs, and the program’s licensed clinicians can help caregivers understand the physical and emotional needs of the care recipient, share community resources, and learn to manage challenging behaviors.

Your donation to the Greater Newark Holiday Fund will make a meaningful impact on the lives of those served by the JFS.

Impact by the Numbers: Family Service League’s sexual assault hotline

SAVE of Essex County is a branch of the Family Service League that offers support services to survivors of sexual violence in the area. Their 24/7 Toll-Free Confidential Hotline is staffed by trained Confidential Sexual Violence Advocates who provide information, support, and referrals to survivors of sexual assault and their families. The hotline is available in Spanish as well, and can be reached by calling 1-877-733-2273.

Give the gift of hope by donating to the Greater Newark Holiday Fund and supporting FSL’s important work.

Impact by the Numbers: Family Service Bureau’s mental health sessions

The Family Service Bureau of Newark (FSB) provides mental health and substance use treatment services to individuals and families in Essex and West Hudson counties. FSB’s licensed therapists offer comprehensive treatment for various mental health and addiction issues. Their goal is to enhance and enrich family life by providing prevention, intervention, and community education programs that help individuals and families reach their full potential.

You can help the FSB continue its mission to improve lives by donating to the Greater Newark Holiday Fund.