NEWARK, NJ — The following news release comes courtesy of Newark Emergency Services for Families. Learn more about posting announcements or events to your local Patch site.
Newark Emergency Services for Families (NESF) will acknowledge World Homeless Day with an outreach event in Newark, New Jersey. NESF Day of Service is an event sponsored by Newark Emergency Services for Families and co-sponsored by Newark Central Ward Councilwoman LaMonica McIver. The event will be held on Friday, Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Lincoln Park in Newark.
NESF has brought together several service providers and community organizations to acknowledge World Homeless Day by providing goods and services, information and resources to our residents without addresses in the City of Newark. NESF will be providing food, clothing, haircuts, toiletries and information on the various programs and services provided by NESF, which include Housing Assistance Program, Rental Assistance, Job Readiness, Employment Services, Counseling and the Homeless Drop-In Center that provides showers, laundry services, hot meals shelter placement and case management for Residents Without Addresses.
“The services provided on World Homeless Day are the same services we provide everyday,” according to Amina Bey, executive director of Newark Emergency Services for Families.
Ms. Bey stated, “We felt that it was important to come together as a collective – as a community of organizations to help serve and address the issue of homelessness in our city.”
World Homeless Day is a global event scheduled every Oct. 10. It brings individuals together to find ways to change the lives of homeless people in their community. It’s also a time to draw attention to the needs of the homeless on a local level. Approximately 150 million people around the world don’t have a home. NESF is partnering with the following agencies to provide services such as housing, medical screenings, HIV/AIDS testing, substance abuse treatment, food and counseling during the NESF Day of Service.
Patch has partnered with Feeding America to help raise awareness on behalf of the millions of Americans facing hunger. Feeding America, which supports 200 food banks across the country, estimates that in 2020, more than 54 million Americans will not have enough nutritious food to eat due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. This is a Patch social good project; Feeding America receives 100 percent of donations. Find out how you can donate in your community or find a food pantry near you.
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