Apostles’ House continues to have a positive impact on the Essex County community it serves. In 2011 we distributed 8,000 bags of food that provided over 59,000 meals. We sheltered over 200 women and children in our shelter and we placed 30 families in subsidized (affordable) housing. Our Homeless Prevention Program (funded in part by Federal Stimulus money) served 350 households with back rent to hold off eviction proceedings or back utility payments to prevent lack of heating and lights.
We have not been immune from the economic downturn, in fact we have seen major cuts to funding from Federal, State and Local government as well as a decrease in corporate and private donations. We have had to cut staff as well as programs. Yet we continue to provide quality services in keeping with the high standards we have set.
Thanks to the generosity of some many friends of the Apostles’ House we were able to have an extremely successful holiday season.
Teens for Tomorrow (Harrington Park) and N.E.S.T. Program (Woodcliff Lakes) collected and helped distribute 1250 Turkeys and all the trimmings. Our young friends from Temple B’nai Abraham (Livingston) served over 350 people (food and clothing) on the Midnight Run the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
We were able to serve 350 families and 1200 children with wonderful Christmas gifts through our Adopt a Family Project.
Thank you all so very much for your generosity. Don’t forget to LIKE us on our facebook page