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Prioritizing the Health and Safety of the Homeless

– Can you imagine how difficult it would be not only to have to adjust to all the changes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, but to do so while homeless or housing insecure? That’s a reality our housing residents live with…

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Planting Seeds of Hope

– While developing our Neighborhood Plan in 2018, we surveyed Millville residents to find out what they wanted in their neighborhood. A community garden was top of the list. We are very proud that we were able to make this dream…

Home Visits Address Health & Housing

– With growing momentum to combat maternal and infant health disparities in New Jersey, Trenton Health Team (THT) recognized a tremendous opportunity to fold crucial healthy homes interventions into clinical care and social services for pregnant people, infants and families. A…

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Encouraging Physical Activity & Fun through Virtual Playstreets

– Our YMCA, the Gateway Family YMCA, is familiar with running Playstreets. Since 2015 we’ve offered both traditional outdoor Playstreets and non-traditional, indoor playstreets to Elizabeth, New Jersey residents. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic gave us an opportunity to reinvent Playstreets once…

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Talking About Walking

– Trenton Health Team (THT) has partnered with the Tri State Transportation Campaign to conduct a walk audit in the Trenton Historic Development Collaborative (THDC) neighborhood of the city’s West Ward. This walk audit is laying the foundation for meaningful systems…

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Helping Homeless Veterans Take a Leading Role in Their Lives

– As part of our NJHI grant, we’ve provided stipends to programs that not only support community leaders, but promote individuals’ leadership and ownership of their health. One of the programs receiving funding for this purpose is Dudley House Veterans Transitional Housing…

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Caring Moves the Trenton Community to Action

– Trenton Health Team’s Care Management Team (CMT) provides social, psychological and health care support to Trenton residents with complex health and social conditions, based on referrals from community partners. The team embraces whole-person care, screening for social determinants of health…

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City-Wide Survey to Guide Food Action in Trenton

– Trenton Health Team (THT), in partnership with Rider University and in collaboration with the Trenton Food Stakeholders, has created the Trenton Food Needs Survey to better understand residents’ need for, and use of, free food resources such as food pantries…

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Easy and Effective Data Collection for Coalitions

– As part of our NJHI grant, we’ve worked on creating a data collection system that is an easy and effective way for Shaping Elizabeth partners to share their work with each other in real time. It needed to be simple…

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Master Plan Adoption

– The goal we envisioned over two years ago is finally coming to fruition. The new Housing Element of the City of Perth Amboy Master Plan was presented to the Planning Board during a virtual public meeting on December 2, 2020….

The BIG Shift

– Who would have that thought in mid-March, when our organization, Holly City Development Corporation, decided to work remotely, that seven months later we would still be in the midst of a pandemic? No one did. We had projects and programming…