HSI Welcomes Newest Board of Trustee Member
HSI is excited to announce the addition of our newest Board of Trustee member, Dr. Georgia Papathomas.
A graduate of Columbia University, Dr. Papathomas comes to HSI with over 40 years of experience in health, life sciences, telecommunications, and technology. She recently retired from Johnson & Johnson as the Senior Vice President & Global Head of Data Sciences. Dr. Papathomas currently serves on several corporate Boards, in addition to the Board of Advisors of the Columbia University School of Engineering & Applied Sciences and the NJ CIO Executive Board. Dr. Papathomas and her husband Thomas reside in Madison and are loyal HSI supporters. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, ballet, cooking, and gardening. We are looking forward to working with Dr. Papathomas in continuing to help our neighbors in need.
HSI Featured in ROI-NJ
HSI was featured as ROI-NJ’s nonprofit highlight in their March 1, 2019 issue.
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Homeless Solutions aims to keep homeless individuals warm in wake of full shelters, cold weather
We were featured on the news! HSI CEO Dan McGuire and Director of Programs & Services Wesley Gaynor were interviewed regarding our Warming Center – a warm, safe place for those seeking shelter during this extremely cold, winter weather. Dan stated, “It’s a great community, but it can’t be truly great if we have individuals sleeping outdoors in weather like this.”
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Long Term Living Association features HSI
Exercising for a Cause at Homeless Solutions’ 11th Annual Women’s Day
Women’s Day has evolved into the premier charitable event for women within Morris County and has established a loyal following of attendees in its eleven years. Women from Morris and Somerset Counties come together to “Exercise for a Cause” and socialize while raising funds for homeless families. Attendees participate in a morning activity, followed by mingling and mimosas, a gourmet lunch, ticket auction, raffles, and a champagne pull.
Women’s Day is not just about having fun with friends, it is women coming together to support an important cause: childcare for homeless families. The cost of childcare is one of the biggest barriers to overcoming homelessness for families in our programs. The funds raised at Women’s Day will help provide childcare scholarships so the women in our programs can continue working and providing for their children.
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Cyclists Help to Break the Cycle of Homelessness in Morristown
Every September, thousands of cyclists from all over the country flock to Morristown for the annual Gran Fondo NJ. With a mission of “giving back to our community”, Gran Fondo NJ has continually raised funds for charitable organizations in the area, and Homeless Solutions, Inc. is honored to once again be a beneficiary.
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In Memoriam of Andrea Onorato
We are so very sad about the sudden passing of HSI friend and dedicated supporter Andrea Onorato. She was such a warm, caring, hardworking person. As a member of our Corporate Advisory Council she was quick to deliver on her word and always looked for ways for Valley National Bank and HSI to partner. When we needed last minute funding for our Mt. Kemble Home for senior women and Sponsorship for the Dream Builders’ Bash, Andrea made it happen. Her heart was truly in it. As soon as she heard our shelter guests had banking questions she stepped in to teach them personally. She even got her husband Jimmy involved to share his expertise during our Furnishing Solutions endeavor. Her passion and commitment to our cause were fierce. We are grateful for the impact she made and the friend she was to HSI. She will be missed beyond measure.
National Eviction Exhibit Featuring Current and Former Homeless Solutions Clients
Five of our current/former clients are being featured in an exhibit called “Eviction” at the National Building Museum. These clients were interviewed regarding their experiences with eviction and homelessness. Their interviews were voice recorded and segments of the interviews are featured in a montage at the very end of the museum exhibit. When asked “What home meant to her”, one of our six-year-old clients said, “Home is peace and love”.
Read more about the exhibit here: https://www.nbm.org/exhibition/evicted/
NJTV Features CEO Dan McGuire and Family & Women’s Services Manager Shannon Muti
Watch interviews with our CEO Dan McGuire and our Family & Women’s Services Manager, Shannon Muti on NJTV talking about our newest affordable housing property. At Homeless Solutions, we’re proud of our affordable housing, but it’s not just about housing the homeless. Our goal is to provide people with the tools they need to rebuild their lives and become self-sufficient. We’re working to break the cycle of homelessness
Summer brings a Home to Two Families in Morristown
A new home, which will provide supportive housing for homeless individuals, celebrated its grand opening on Thursday, joined by New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA) staff, local officials and representatives of Homeless Solutions Inc. (HSI).
This charming new two-story building will be home to two homeless families this summer. Each floor has a two-bedroom apartment including a living room, dining room, kitchen, laundry room, and a full bathroom. The home also has both front and back porches. It’s not just a building; for the families moving in, it will provide a foundation for them to build memories and build a future.
“Abbett Lincoln Supportive Housing provides a stable, independent home for residents,” said NJMHFA Executive Director Charles A. Richman. “This project is a strong example of how local, state and nonprofit enterprise working together can create quality, affordable supportive housing for those needing it most.”
NJHMFA awarded $300,000 to the project from its Special Needs Housing Trust Fund, which provides capital financing to create permanent supportive housing and community residences for homeless individuals or families. Funding was also provided by Morris County HOME Program, TD Charitable Foundation, F.M. Kirby Foundation, and HSI’s capital campaign donors.
HSI will provide social services focused on helping residents live independently in permanent supportive housing, including ongoing services that address not only daily living needs, but the specific and special needs that HSI residents have. These will include onsite case management services and assistance to mainstream resources, as well as access to health care services.
HSI CEO, Dan McGuire shared, “We are pleased to open two more homes to address the needs of people working through tough times to make a better life for them and their families. By providing quality, permanent supportive housing that is close to amenities such as the park, bus and rail transit, and downtown Morristown, we are confident that the future residents of these homes are poised to thrive.