Norwescap is leading this project, in which 200 persons experiencing homelessness in Warren and Sussex counties will take the COVID-19 vaccine at community-based vaccination clinics. Transportation to and from the sites will be provided as needed, and after-care kits will be distributed to aid a comfortable recovery from post-vaccination symptoms. With Atlantic Health System serving as the vaccine point of dispensing and a particular focus on Phillipsburg, one of the state’s most economically distressed communities, Norwescap is leveraging its network of community partners across northwestern New Jersey to identify these most vulnerable individuals and establish temporary vaccination sites. Partners in this work include The River of Life Church in Phillipsburg, the Sussex Cultural and Community Center in Sussex, and the Pathways 2 Prosperity program in Newton. By taking the vaccine to community settings and administering it to members of a hard-to-reach population, this program could create a model for providing equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.
Chief Program Officer