The SHAre:

November 2, 2023

Volume: 264

SHA is on the road today as we prepare for an event 25 years in the making. We look forward to seeing so many of our community members and will be back next week with our usual weekly updates. See you at the conference!


Final hours to register!

No walk-in registrations accepted at venue.

In this Week's Edition


News


Medicare Open Enrollment Runs Until Dec. 7th

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US Government Providing 4 Free COVID Tests

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The Network Now Accepting

Pre-Applications for Jumpstart Program

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Plus available jobs, housing,

and waitlists below


Resources & Events


Withum Annual Business and Finance Symposium

November 8 & 15, 2023

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Open Discussion On Resident And

Family Councils in Long-Term Care Facilities

November 9, 2023

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Integrating New Jersey:

The Fight for Affordable Housing

November 9, 2023

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Webinar: Low-Barrier Shelter Models

for People Who Use Drugs

November 14, 2023

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LGBTQ+ Long Term Care Bill of Rights Designate Training

November 15, 2023

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DDD Updates:

Information Sessions on

DDD Self-Directed Employee Models

November 27 & 29, 2023

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Withum Annual Healthcare Symposium

December 6, 2023

Conference Countdown:

Tomorrow

25th Annual Supportive

Housing Conference

 

November 3, 2023

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Next SHA

Developers Meeting


November 13, 2023

Virtual

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Next SHA

Members Meeting


See you in 2024

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Withum Annual Business and Finance Symposium


November 8 & 15, 2023


Click here to register


Withum Annual

Healthcare Symposium


December 6, 2023

Click here to register

Housing Available

Morristown

Apply by November 7th


South Brunswick

Apply by November 14th


Maplewood

Apply by November 21st

Edison

Apply by December 5th


Boonton

Apply by November 12th

14 Supportive Housing Units in Morristown

Apply Today!


Four Housing Opportunities for Individuals with I/DD

Little Ferry | Linden | Edison | Bound Brook

Apply Today!


Supportive Housing Opportunities at the Arc of Essex County

Apply Today!

Thank you to all our Conference Sponsors!

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Groundbreaker Event Sponsor

Keynote Sponsors

SHA Welcomes New & Returning

Members In 2023

Bands Consulting LLC

Common Energy

Dimension Renewable Energy

Giant Development

& Contracting

HABcore

Handy Pro of Central NJ

Helping Hands

Support Services Inc.

Housing Authority

Of Gloucester County

iStrive Community

Mobility Construction

Nonprofit Finance Fund

NJ AAIDD

Rappaport Development

St Peter's Residence

TaUrt's Village

TD Bank

Woods Services

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.
News

Medicare Open Enrollment Runs Until December 7th

Medicare Open Enrollment runs through December 7, 2023. During this time, your clients can review and compare their options for health and prescription drug coverage. After checking their options, they can enroll or switch plans for the coming year. Changes will take effect on January 1, 2024


If your clients are satisfied with the current health care coverage and it will be available in 2024, they do not need to take any action. For more information or to compare plans, your clients may visit Medicare.gov or call 1-800-MEDICARE. 


Please share this information with your members, colleagues, affiliates, and other interested parties.  

US Government Providing 4 Free COVID Tests

Starting at the end of September, any household in the U.S. may again order four free

COVID-19 tests from Covidtests.gov. The reopening of Covidtests.gov was announced last week by the Biden Administration, in addition to a $600 million investment across

12 domestic COVID-19 test manufacturers to improve the nation’s capacity to manufacture tests. Early applicants are already receiving their tests.


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) indicated in a news release that the tests that will be sent out will be able to detect the currently circulating COVID-19 variants, and are intended for use through the end of 2023.

The Network Now Accepting

Pre-Applications for Jumpstart Program

The Housing and Community Development Network of NJ (the Network), with the support of NJ’s Department of Community Affairs (DCA), announced the launch of a new program providing comprehensive training and certification for quality affordable housing production. Available to nonprofit community developers with a focus on Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) developers, the Jumpstart Program focuses on homeownership development to help close NJ’s racial wealth gap.


Supported by the NJ Affordable Housing Trust Fund, the Jumpstart Program is a multiyear program that will be available to organizations, including those that have faced financial hardship and wish to grow or reestablish their development programs. Utilizing experts in the field to serve as trainers and consultants, program participants will receive comprehensive training, stepping through all phases of the development process including planning, acquisition, financing, project management and more. Participants will also learn about developing a business plan, marketing tools, community outreach, and preparation of potential homeowners through housing counseling. Rhonda Coe, of R.B. Coe Consulting LLC, will lead the initiative.

Resources & Virtual Forums

Withum Symposium Opportunities Fall 2023

Withum Annual Business and Finance Symposium


November 8 & 15, 2023


Click here to register


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Withum Annual Healthcare Symposium


December 6, 2023

Click here to register

Open Discussion On Resident And

Family Councils in Long-Term Care Facilities

November 9, 2023 | 6:00 PM

Residents, families and LTC Facility Staff are encouraged to attend.


Click here to register for this webinar


Join FACE-NJ and the Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman on November 9 from 6:00-7:15 p.m. for a discussion with residents, family members and LTC providers about the value of Resident and Family Councils in long-term care facilities. 


We will discuss what Resident and Family Councils are, why they are important, and how to establish and support them. We will have an open conversation where residents, families, friends, and LTC staff can share their experiences serving on or establishing Resident and Family Councils. 

Integrating New Jersey:

The Fight for Affordable Housing

November 9, 2023 | 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Jacob's Chapel AME Church, Mount Laurel, NJ

318 Elbo Lane, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054 US



Join Fair Share Housing Center for a conversation about the history of the Mount Laurel Doctrine, its success in creating affordable housing, and the need to protect its legacy.

The event will be recorded for those who are not able to attend.


Click here to RSVP to this event. Space is Limited.

Webinar: Low-Barrier Shelter Models

for People Who Use Drugs

November 14, 2023 | 1:00-2:30pm


This webinar will feature Camillus House (Miami, FL) and Beacon House (Philadelphia, PA) sharing information about their low-barrier shelter models for people who use drugs. Attendees will learn about different models for providing low-barrier shelter access for people who use drugs and will have the opportunity to hear from people about their own experiences staying in low-barrier shelter programs.


Webinar Objectives

  1. Describe essential characteristics of low-barrier programs to improve access to services for people who use drugs.
  2. Learn strategies for addressing common challenges in implementing low-barrier shelter access.


Click here to register for the webinar

LGBTQ+ Long Term Care Bill of Rights Designate Training

NJS2545 Designate Training

Wednesday November 15th, 9:30AM - 4:00PM


Live Webinar for NJ LGBTQI+, HIV+ Long-term Care Bill of Rights (NJS2545)


Designate In-Person Certification for new Designates and 2-year recertification of current Designates


5.5 hours of Continuing Education Credits available (added fee) for National Nursing (ANAC), NJ Social Work (NASWNJ), National Activities Professionals (NCCAP), National LTC Administrators (NAB), National Therapeutic Recreation (NCTRC)


Click here to register for this training.

DDD Updates:

Information Sessions on

DDD Self-Directed Employee Models

The Division of Developmental Disabilities (Division) offers two Self-Directed Employee (SDE) models that individuals electing to self-direct their services can choose: the Vendor Fiscal/Employer Agent Model administered by Public Partnerships, LLC, and the Agency with Choice Model administered by Easterseals NJ. In response to continued interest in these models, informational webinars are once again being offered. Please use the below links for these opportunities. 

 

Easterseals’ Agency with Choice SDE Model Information Session


Monday November 27, 2023, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Register in advance for this Information Session

 

Public Partnerships’ Vendor Fiscal/Employer Agent SDE Model Information Session


Wednesday November 29, 2023, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Register in advance for this Information Session

 

To learn more about self-directed services and the two SDE models available through the Division, visit our Self-Directed Services webpage.

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