The SHAre:

February 29, 2024

Volume: 280

In this Week's Edition


DMHAS RFP: Open Access to

Medication for OUD in Homeless Shelters


Governor Murphy Presents

2025 Budget Address


Senate and General Assembly Legislative

Public Hearings for the FY 2025 State Budget


DDD Update: START Services RFP


HUD Awards $14M in

Veteran Housing Vouchers


USDA Partners with New Jersey

to Award Over $3 Million to Strengthen

Food Supply Chain Infrastructure


HUD CoC Performance

Profile Reports Now Available


New Resources Available

in the Coordinated Entry

Community Samples Catalogue


Middlesex County Launches RIDE On Demand, an Affordable Public Transit Service 


Disability Rights New Jersey

Seeks Interns for Summer 2024


Client-Centered & Trauma-Informed Data Collection Virtual Reality Resources Available


NJ Social Innovation Awards

Vote for 2024 Winners


NJHMFA 2024 Spring Tax Credit

& Fair Housing Training


FHLBNY Affordable Housing

Program (AHP) Training

Resources & Events

FHLBNY Community Lending

Affordable Housing Program

Training Sessions

March 2024


DDD Update:

Networking Opportunities for Individuals

and Families Self-Directing Their Services

March 5, 2024


HUD NY and NJ Region Announcement

Faith in Action Symposium:

Unlocking the Potential

in Sustainable Development 

March 9, 2024


Finally HOME NJ Symposium

March 9, 2024


Atlantic CIL Workshop Series on

Empowering Community Engagement

March 2024


Community Living Education Project (CLEP) Webinar Series for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Caregivers, and Support Professionals

March - May, 2024


Celebrating Women in Leadership 

Nurturing Mental Wellness 

March 20, 2024


InnovAGING New Jersey Summit

March 22, 2024

SHA Developers Meeting

March 11, 2024 | 1:00 - 3:00 PM/ET

Join us for a discussion on the latest budget, and hear from DDD Housing Leaders.

SHA members can email their RSVP to Joseph Christensen.

Save the Date


Next SHA

Developers Meeting

March 11, 2024



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Members Meeting

April 3, 2024

In Person


HCDNNJ Honoring SHA at 35th Anniversary Lunch

April 12, 2024

Click here to register


Save the Date!

SHA's 26th

Annual Conference

November 15, 2024

The Palace, Somerset, NJ


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SHA Member Shout Out

Congratulations to Affordable Housing Alliance on their recent award of $249,653 from the Affordable Housing and Supportive Services Demonstration (AHSSD) program. This funding will help AHA implement the “Achieving Well-Being: Residential Services in Affordable Housing (AWB)” project, which will expand its capacity to provide supportive services to residents beyond regular property management by: 


  • Integrating two new full-time residential service coordinators into all AHA properties
  • Referring residents to partner and community organizations for additional information, resources, and social services
  • Expanding its contract with Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey to provide mental health and alcohol and substance use disorder services at all AHA properties

SHA Welcomes New & Returning

Members In 2024

7TH & Madison

Extensions of Empowerment


Career Opportunity Development Inc.

Housing Authority

City of Elizabeth

JDL Development

Our House


SOBA New Jersey

Become a SHA Member and get access to great meetings and many other great member benefits. Need more information? Email Joseph Christensen with your questions.

SHA Renewing Champions

As we reach another renewal cycle, SHA greatly appreciates the continuing support of these sustaining champions who proactively (30-days) affirmed their renewals.


DMHAS RFP: Open Access to

Medication for OUD in Homeless Shelters

This Request for Proposals (RFP) is issued by the New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) to increase access to Low Threshold medication assisted treatment and other ancillary services for individuals with a substance use disorder (SUD) through programming available at homeless shelters that are licensed by New Jersey Department of Community Affairs' Bureau of Rooming and Boarding House Standards and outlined in state regulation N.J.A.C. 5:1 Successful bidder shall develop the capacity to provide medication and support services for individuals who reside or drop in at homeless shelters.


The successful bidder to this RFP shall initiate medication for SUD and maintain the individual on that medication or transition the individual to a community provider for continued treatment, including, but not limited to: an Office Based Addictions Treatment (OBAT) provider or licensed treatment provider that can administer buprenorphine and other medications for SUD, as well as deliver the appropriate level of counseling, or other appropriate support service if the individual is willing to engage in this level of service. There shall be no gaps in medication, caused by the provider or providers, for individuals served in this program. 

It is expected that providers shall use funds for all of the following: 

(1) identify and designate a Champion within the homeless shelter who shall lead the shelter’s efforts to provide medication for SUD; 

(2) initiate same-day medications;

(3) contract or employ staff with the credentials to prescribe medications via low threshold services;

(4) contract or employ care coordinators/case managers, and peers, to connect and engage patients in treatment and social services and to assist patients with care transitions; 

(5) create a welcoming and non-stigmatizing atmosphere for individuals seeking medications;

(6) provide naloxone as an overdose prevention medication,

(7) connect individuals to an affiliated Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) for the treatment of physical and mental health concerns and chronic pain; and

(8) implement harm reductions strategies and interventions to address SUDs, primarily opioid use disorder (OUD) and alcohol use disorder (AUD). 


NOTE: To be eligible for consideration for this RFP, the bidder must be a homeless shelter licensed through the NJ Department of Community Affairs (DCA) with a commitment to providing medication and support to individuals with an SUD OR a Substance Use Disorder Treatment provider licensed by Department of Health Office of the Certificate of Need and Licensing who will affiliate with a shelter and provide services on-site at the shelter in accordance with P.L.2023, c.629. Please see RFP for complete list of bidder eligibility requirements.


Questions on RFP Due Date - no later than 4:00 p.m. ET on February 20, 2024

Intent to Apply/ DHS SFTP Login Credentials Due - no later than 4:00 p.m. ET on March 21, 2024


Proposal Due Date - no later than 4:00 p.m. ET on March 28, 2024 


Notify Date - TBD | Appeal Deadline - TBD

Governor Murphy Presents 2025 Budget Address

On Tuesday, February 27, 2024, Governor Murphy presented the 2025 Budget Proposal at the Statehouse. Responding to the budget address, SHA Executive Director Diane Riley shared, "SHA is grateful to see the continuing investments in supports and services for people with disabilities. Additionally, the progress made in housing highlights the vital need for increased funding to address the ongoing lack of affordable housing across the state. We are eager to work with legislators and the Governor's office on finalizing efforts on more affordable housing empowering communities to thrive."

The seventh budget of the Murphy Administration covered a number of key areas of interest to the SHA community including:


  • Increasing housing affordability and accessibility with $10 million to incentivize the creation of accessory dwelling units (ADUs), $15 million to create pathways to homeownership for rental assistance recipients and help non-profits rehabilitate homes, and $32 million for Down Payment Assistance
  • $30 million for a two-year initiative to help end homelessness among military veterans
  • $9.5 million in state and federal funds to extend the Domestic Violence Housing program
  • A $4.1 million increase for emergency hotel and motel placements, increasing the daily rate from $62 to $72

Service Benefits

  • $49 million in new funding for the Workability program.
  • $5.25 million increase to fund requirement for IDD providers for additional mandated training
  • The multi-year increases of $39 million and $37.5 million for behavioral health rates and contracts
  • $20.9 million to annualize wage increases for direct support professionals
  • $20 million (an increase of almost $10m) to increase rates for the Personal Preference Program to increase wages for workers
  • $2 million increase for the Behavioral Health Loan Redemption Program for a total of $7 million
  • Nearly doubled funding for the ARRIVE (Alternative Responses to Reduce Instances of Violence & Escalation) Together Program for a total of $20M
  • $5 million for a new Nursing Workforce Initiative to help nurses pay off their student loans, access zero-interest loans and receive training
  • $82.5 million for the Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD) and Senior Gold prescription discount program

Other Notables

  • More than $2 billion to cover a third year of funding for the ANCHOR program, which gives 1.3 million homeowners up to $1,750 and more than 700,000 renters up to $700 to help offset property taxes.
  • $200 million more in ramp-up funding for the Stay NJ property tax cut for New Jersey seniors, scheduled to take effect two years from now.
  • Funding to cover increased eligibility for the Senior Freeze program for seniors
  • Keeping the recently expanded Earned Income Tax Credit, the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit, and the Child Tax Credit. The last of which allows parents with young children to receive up to $1,000 per child
  • $91.8 million for food assistance programs

Senate and General Assembly Legislative

Public Hearings for the FY 2025 State Budget

Today you can begin registering to testify at one of the public hearings to be held by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee and the Assembly Budget Committee on the proposed State Budget for Fiscal Year 2025. If you wish to register to testify, click here to visit the registration page for the Senate or Assembly hearing links.

Note: Participants will only be allowed to testify at one Senate public hearing and/or one Assembly public hearing. Those participants from statewide or national organizations with multiple chapters, offices, locations, etc., should consolidate their efforts and select one person to represent the organization at one public hearing. Your presentation may include information pertaining to more than one chapter, office, location, etc.

Every attempt will be made to honor your request, but the committee may have to reschedule some individuals should the requested times be oversubscribed.

DDD Update: START Services RFP

The New Jersey Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) has rescinded the Request for Proposals (RFP) originally released on January 31, 2024, titled START Services NJ: Development of Mobile Crisis Prevention and Response Program(s) to Serve People with an Intellectual or Developmental Disability and Co-Occurring Mental Health Needs Based on the National START Model.

A replacement RFP was released on February 28, 2024, titled START Services NJ: Development of a Mobile Crisis Prevention and Intervention Program to Serve People with an Intellectual or Developmental Disability and Co-occurring Mental Health Needs in Southern New Jersey Based on the National START Model.

The successful bidder will partner with the National Center for START Services™ to develop one mobile crisis prevention and intervention program, consisting of a clinical team and therapeutic coaching team, to serve adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and co-occurring mental health needs who live in the southern region of New Jersey (as defined in the RFP).

The Notice of Funding Availability and Request for Proposals: START Services NJ are posted on the DHS Request for Proposals/Information webpage. The deadline to submit questions is March 13, 2024 and the deadline for proposal submissions is April 17, 2024.

HUD Awards $14M in Veteran Housing Vouchers

HUD and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently awarded $14 million to provide over 1,400 HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) vouchers to 66 public housing agencies (PHAs) across the country. New Jersey received a total of $171,882 in funding.

The HUD-VASH program provides veterans who are experiencing homelessness with HUD rental assistance and VA case management and clinical services to assist them with obtaining permanent and sustainable housing, while also receiving quality health care and supportive services. More than 110,000 HUD-VASH vouchers are being administered by over 700 PHAS nationwide and 81,000 of those vouchers are actively under lease by veterans. Through the joint efforts of HUD, VA, and the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, the number of veterans experiencing homelessness has fallen by 4% since early 2020 and HUD-VASH has been a valuable tool for decreasing rates of veteran homelessness.

USDA Partners with New Jersey to Award Over

$3 Million to Strengthen Food Supply Chain Infrastructure

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced it has a cooperative agreement with New Jersey under the Resilient Food Systems Infrastructure Program (RFSI). Through this agreement, USDA and New Jersey are working together to offer over $3 million in competitive grant funding for projects designed to build resilience across the middle of the supply chain. New Jersey is accepting applications for this Infrastructure Grant funding through March 15, 2024.


In May 2023, USDA announced the availability of up to $420 million through RFSI to strengthen local and regional food systems. Through this program, AMS has entered into cooperative agreements with state agencies, commissions, or departments responsible for agriculture, commercial food processing, seafood, or food system and distribution activities or commerce activities in states or U.S. territories. RFSI is authorized by the American Rescue Plan. Updates for each state’s Request for Applications for the RFSI program are available on the AMS website. Using RFSI funding, the New Jersey Department of Agriculture will fund projects that augment on-farm processing capabilities, enabling businesses across the agricultural industry to meet the rising demand in their respective markets. The department will also fund projects that contribute to the development of essential infrastructure necessary for the introduction of new agricultural products into the New Jersey food system. The state’s priorities are informed by stakeholder engagement and outreach to underserved producers to better understand their needs.


Those interested should apply directly through the New Jersey Department of Agriculture by March 15, 2024. AMS encourages applications that serve smaller farms and ranches, new and beginning farmers and ranchers, underserved producers, veteran producers, and underserved communities.


For more information, visit the AMS Resilient Food Systems Infrastructure webpage.

HUD CoC Performance Profile Reports Now Available

New 2022 Continuum of Care (CoC) Performance Profile Reports are now available on HUD Exchange. These CoC Performance Profile Reports provide a snapshot of a CoC’s performance in addressing homelessness using performance indicators such as the length of time persons have been homeless, returns to homelessness over time, and exits to permanent housing. The report for New Jersey may be found here.

The CoC Performance Profile Reports:

  • Compile data as of 2022 from the Point-in-Time (PIT) count, Housing Inventory Count (HIC), System Performance Measures (SPM), and CoC Program Competition
  • Provide graphic representations of data
  • Summarize data by years in tables

Each report includes funding information from HUD’s CoC Program, Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program, and Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP).

Consistent with HUD's Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) Data Strategy & Usability, HUD continues to look for ways to empower you to use data to tell the story of your CoC’s efforts to end homelessness. This report is an additional tool to help you evaluate your own work and communicate your efforts to others.

New Resources Available in the

Coordinated Entry Community Samples Catalogue

The Coordinated Entry Community Samples Catalogue (previously called Toolkit) has been updated, as of January 2024, with new coordinated entry tools, policies, and related documents created by Continuums of Care (CoCs) from across the country. The Catalogue aims to provide examples from different types of communities or focus on different populations that might be helpful to CoCs. The resources are organized into the categories of Components of Coordinated Entry, System Design, and Subpopulations.

Coordinated Entry Community Samples Catalogue

Coordinated Entry Guidance

In addition, the following resources provide key guidance on Coordinated Entry requirements:

Visit the Coordinated Entry page to explore other guidance and resources.

Questions or Feedback

If your organization, including Tribes or Tribally-Designated Housing Entities, have questions about designing or implementing a Coordinated Entry System in your community or about the technical assistance tools to assist communities, please submit them via the Ask A Question (AAQ) portal. In Step 2 of the question submission process, select “CoC: Continuum of Care Program” from the “My question is related to” drop down list.

Please send feedback, tools, and/or policies to

Middlesex County Launches RIDE On Demand,

an Affordable Public Transit Service 

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – On February 27th, Middlesex County launched RIDE On Demand, an affordable app-based public transit service to begin to address the County’s transit gaps – or areas where buses and trains cannot efficiently serve. The City of New Brunswick will be the first to participate in this one-year pilot program. RIDE On Demand will provide safe, easy, and flexible transportation for $3 per rider. The new service is available Monday through Friday from 6 am to 10 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am to 6 pm.


To encourage and familiarize individuals who reside, work, study, or visit New Brunswick with RIDE On Demand, the service will offer unlimited free rides for the first two introductory weeks. Through the Middlesex County RIDE On Demand app (available in the App Store now, and in Google Play in coming days), riders can book the service from New Brunswick and get picked up in minutes to be driven to work, medical appointments, grocery stores, or any location within New Brunswick.


Middlesex County RIDE On Demand’s app and operations will be provided by a TransitTech company, Via. After someone books a RIDE On Demand trip, Via’s intelligent algorithms will match other riders headed in the same direction into one vehicle. Riders will be directed to a nearby corner for pickup and drop-off. The result is a highly efficient service that minimizes lengthy detours while providing near-universal transit coverage in areas that buses and trains cannot reach.


Middlesex County RIDE On Demand may eventually expand to include other municipalities in Middlesex County after initial assessments on this pilot program. Current transit services under the Office of Middlesex County Area Transit (MCAT) will not be impacted by this new offering but will work together to serve the growing needs of the community.


To download this new app, iPhone users should visit the App Store, Android users can visit the Google Play Store, and search “Middlesex County RIDE On Demand.” For individuals without access to digital devices, rides can also be booked by phone at 732-655-6600.


For more information, please visit

Disability Rights New Jersey

Seeks Interns for Summer 2024

Apply today to become an intern with Disability Rights New Jersey for Summer 2024! Help make an impact starting as early as Spring 2024.

Consider applying if you are:

  • Rising 2L or 3L Law Students
  • Graduate or Undergraduates studying Social Work or Human Services
  • Individuals with I/DD or their family members

Applications close on March 15, 2024.

Click here to read more and apply for the internships

Client-Centered and Trauma-Informed Data Collection Virtual Reality Resources Now Available

New resources to assist communities in training workers to take a client-centered and trauma-informed approach to data collection are now available. The FY 2024 HMIS Data and Technical Standards provided first-time guidance on how data collection should be approached: “Communities [should also] employ a person-centered approach to the review and use of the HMIS Data Manual with a clear foundational understanding of racial trauma and trauma-informed practices, cultural humility, and a person first, data-informed perspective.”

Immerse Yourself in this Virtual Reality Experience

The Client-Centered Data Collection Approach: Virtual Reality Series resources help support this directive.

Five Virtual Reality (VR) videos provide an immersion experience to increase empathy. The immersion, accessible through any smartphone, provides a first-person view into trauma-informed approaches to data collection.

Before engaging with the VR videos, we recommend that you start with the Facilitator’s Guide which provides helpful information to support the use of the VR videos as part of a group training curriculum. Additionally, there is a brief Human-Centered Approach to Intake video which provides helpful context and reviews why identifying questions, such as those about race and gender, might be stressful to answer and suggests strategies that minimize or eliminate potential frustration or disenfranchisement at the point of intake.

Click here to view the resources

NJ Social Innovation Awards - Vote for 2024 Winners

The Social Innovations Journal has opened voting for the 2024 New Jersey Social Innovation Awards. This is a wonderful opportunity to vote and share with others for New Jersey social innovators and or organizations to get the recognition they deserve for impactful work.

SHA congratulates the nominees and over 15 members represented across the award categories! Voting will remain open until March 12th, 2024.

Click here to vote for the 2024 New Jersey Social Innovations Awards

Following the conclusion of voting, don't miss the 2024 New Jersey Social Innovations Virtual Awards Ceremony March 21st, 2024 4pm-6pm ET.

NJHMFA 2024 Spring Tax Credit & Fair Housing Training

May 16-17, 2024

New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency is pleased to sponsor a two-day Tax Credit & Fair Housing Training May 16-17, 2024 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Hamilton, NJ.

This training is a 2-day refresher course which may be more suitable for those who are already Tax Credit Certified.

Event Details

  • Thursday, May 16th – Tax Credit Training
  • Friday, May 17th – Tax Credit & Fair Housing Training
  • Location: Hilton Garden Inn - Hamilton, 800 US Highway 130, Hamilton, NJ 08691

Event Fees

  • LIHTC with Fair Housing Training: $430.00

Online registration and more information to follow soon.

FHLBNY Affordable Housing Program (AHP) Training

The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York (FHLBNY) is committed to providing affordable housing opportunities to families and communities through our members. The Affordable Housing Program (AHP) General Fund supports the acquisition, construction, or rehabilitation of affordable housing through an annual, competitive round. In our 2023 round, the FHLBNY awarded AHP funds to 42 projects for a total of $42 million.  


Learn more about our 2024 AHP General Fund round through our training sessions. These training sessions will provide member institutions and housing partners with a solid understanding of the program operations, including scoring criteria and the application and submission process. Register Today!

Note: All AHP General Fund participants are required to use the FHLBNY’s AHP System to submit applications. Steps to enroll for AHP System access are available on our website.

If you have questions regarding the upcoming training sessions, please email

Resources & Virtual Forums

DDD Update:

Networking Opportunities for Individuals and Families Self-Directing Their Services

The DDD Office of Education on Self-Directed Services (OESDS) is hosting the following networking events for adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD) and families who are or are interested in self-directing some or all their DDD-funded services.

Virtual Self-Direction Family Networking Sessions

Advance registration is required and online registration is now available!

·       Hunterdon & Somerset Counties Virtual Family Networking Session – Tuesday, March 5, 2024, from 1 – 3 pm: Register for March 5 Virtual Session

To learn more about the Family Networking Sessions, visit the OESDS webpage or email the OESDS Helpdesk.

In-Person Self-Direction Family Networking Sessions

Advance registration is required and online registration is now available!

Tuesday, March 12, 2024, from 12 – 2 pm at the NJ DDD Freehold Office: Register for March 12 Session

HUD NY and NJ Region Announcement

Faith in Action Symposium:

Unlocking the Potential in Sustainable Development 

March 9, 2024 | 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Kean University, North Avenue Academic Building

This symposium is designed to inspire and equip faith-based organizations with knowledge, tools, and strategies essential to contribute to the redevelopment of communities in the Garden State.

Workshops for All Levels with topics including:

  • Building Collaborative Partnerships
  • Funding Sources Available for Faith-Based Redevelopment
  • Sustainable Housing Foundations
  • Intermediate Strategies for Sustainable Impact
  • Redevelopment 101, 201, and 301

For more information, please contact:

Edward LaPorte, Executive Director, NJ OFBI at:

Oscar Parham, Chief Strategy Officer, NJRA at:

Click here to register for the Symposium

Finally HOME NJ Symposium

Saturday, March 9th, 10:00am-2:00pm

TCNJ Student Center 

2000 Pennington Rd, Ewing Township, NJ 08618

Limited Attendance - Registration Required 

About the Symposium: This Housing Symposium seeks to share the knowledge and lessons learned throughout the course of Finally HOME NJ, a one-year grant project funded by the NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities.

The Symposium features Self-Advocate speakers with lived experience to share their insights on the viable and sustainable housing related approaches and practices in

supporting people with complex support and aging needs.  

Please note that this is an in-person event and there will not be a livestream. Lunch and refreshments will be served.  

Due to the limited space available, we cannot register more than 75 people at this time. We will have a waiting list in place for those who register after we reach the 75-person limit.  


If you later find out that you will not be able to attend the Symposium, please contact Alex Brosseau at so that they may inform people on the waiting list. We thank you in advance for your support with this.  

Click here to register! 

Atlantic CIL Workshop Series on

Empowering Community Engagement

These sessions are part of 24 workshops, designed to increase knowledge and build civic literacy skills. Over the next six months, attendees will learn techniques that will enhance their ability to successfully participate in a democratic process in their communities.

Closed Captioning will be available during this meeting. For any other meeting accommodations contact Ana Then at: two weeks prior to each workshop.


Tuesday, March 12th, 2024 [6:00pm] & Wednesday, March 13th, 2024 [2:00pm]


Tuesday, March 19th, 2024 [6:00pm] & Wednesday, March 20th, 2024 [2:00pm]


Tuesday, March 26th, 2024 [6:00pm] & Wednesday, March 27th, 2024 [2:00pm]

To receive the link for these workshops be sure to register at:

NJ Division on Civil Rights Virtual Trainings on Housing

The Office of Homelessness Prevention has partnered with the NJ Division on Civil Rights to deliver a series of virtual trainings for staff, grantees, volunteers, and other housing community stakeholders on the NJ Law Against Discrimination in Housing & the Fair Chance in Housing Act.


Additional information regarding these and other trainings can be found here.


To sign up for these virtual trainings, please click the links in the following table:


NJ Division on Civil Rights Fair Chance in Housing Act - 

March 15, 2024 | 9:30am-11:00am:

Community Living Education Project (CLEP) Webinar Series for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Caregivers, and Support Professionals

You can't pour from an empty glass! We invite you to spend some time focused on optimizing your health and taking better care of yourself in 2024. Already familiar with some of these concepts? A refresher can help keep you on track. Either way, make your health and well-being a priority. Mark your calendar and plan to join us!

Caregiver Stress & Burnout: How to regain a sense of balance in your life

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST

Optimizing Health Outcomes for Individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST

Click here to get more details and register for sessions.

Celebrating Women in Leadership 

Nurturing Mental Wellness 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20 | 6:00 PM-7:30 PM


Join us to celebrate, be inspired, and engage in conversations with influential women who are at the forefront of making a positive impact in our community. This gathering will showcase speakers from diverse fields, providing a range of valuable perspectives. 


  • Catherine Chin, Executive Director of the Alliance for the Betterment of Citizens with Disabilities (ABCD) 
  • Camila Cuevas, Vice President, Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce 
  • Linda Lewis, Vice-Chair, Kean University Board of Trustees Rev. Sara Lilja, Director of Lutherans Engaging in Advocacy Ministry of NJ 
  • Patricia Perkins-Auguste, Councilwoman-at-Large, City of Elizabeth 

Click here to register

InnovAGING New Jersey Summit

Friday, March 22, 2024 | 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

The Rutgers University Hub for Aging Collaboration is preparing for their new “InnovAGING NJ Summit, via Zoom; on Friday, March 22, 2024.

The Pinelands Preservation Alliance and the Access Nature Initiative are happy and excited to participate in this event. The #InnovAGING NJ Summit showcases innovative programs and partnerships that are improving the lives of older adults and changing the aging norms in New Jersey.

Join Rutgers Hub for Aging Collaboration to learn from leaders creating a brighter future for aging and health equity in New Jersey.

At this event, attendees will be able to choose from a range of breakout sessions highlighting innovations on aging in New Jersey. This event will facilitate networking and learning among leaders in the field.

Learn more about the event here

Click here to register for the summit.

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