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October 20, 2016 – Wyckoff Suburban News – Developer: ‘desperate need’ for special needs housing
The president of Bergen County’s United Way told the Planning Board on Oct. 5 that “there is desperate need”…Read More

September 2, 2016 – Glen Rock Gazette – Demolition Day
A condemned house was torn down to make way for construction of a group home for developmentally disabled residents…Read More

August 26, 2016 – Little Ferry Local – Community mourns girl, grandmother killed in fire
“Little Ferry is a small town with a big heart. When someone is in need or someone is hurt, we come together to assist…Read More

July 22, 2016 – Ridgewood News – Women unite over ‘Food for Thought’
Women United in Philanthropy, New Jersey’s first women’s giving circle, hosted a “Food for Thought” event…Read More

July 17, 2016 – Herald News – Teterboro hosts Airport 5K
Now in its 19th year, the PSEG Teterboro Airport 5K kicking off with runners at the start of the race…Read More

June 10, 2016 – Edgewater View – Bergen approves grants for senior, special needs housing
Bergen County Freeholders on May 25 approved $1.25 million in federal grant money that will add 30 affordable-housing units…Read More

May 16, 2016 – New Jersey Herald – Creative conversions provide housing for senior citizens
Walk the halls of the Senior Residence at St. Peter the Apostle and you can see remnants of the convent that once was…Read More

April 14, 2016 – Englewood Suburbanite – Housing resources available for disabled residents
For adults in New Jersey with developmental disabilities, the path to finding supportive housing – and the money…Read More

April 8, 2016 – The Record – Special needs benefit raises $80,000: Cheers, tears for dancers
When 62-year-old Mark Sagui took center stage at Westmount Country Club in Woodland Park, he was doing something…Read More

January 7, 2016 – Northern Valley Suburbanite (South Edition) – Mayor Rustin talks about state of borough: Community center, senior van, roads and tree planting discussed at first meeting of the year
Mayor Peter Rustin, returning Councilman Anthony Barzelotto and Councilwoman Shama Haider took their oaths…Read More

December 11, 2015 – Glen Rock Gazette – Town releases COAH funds for Bradford project
The release of a $325,000 contribution to fund construction of a group residence for developmentally disabled occupants…Read More

December 3, 2015 – Englewood Suburbanite – Furnishing homes for special needs adults
Residents have begun moving into the new affordable housing apartments at 311 Tenafly Road…Read More

November 24, 2015 – The Record – Ready to move in: Special needs tenants check out new Tenafly apartments
As Bryan Rosenberg led friends and relatives around his pristine new home on Monday afternoon, the excitement…Read More

August 12, 2015 – The Record – Glen Rock home for disabled still faces questions
Questions about size and design remained after a meeting Monday to address the concerns of residents…Read More

July 19, 2015 – Herald News – Racing the rain
As thunder and jet engines roared around them, hundred of runners jogged in place inside an aircraft hangar…Read More

July 9, 2015 – Community News (Elmwood Park/Saddle Brook) – NJ 2-1-1 is an important summer resource
For the summer, NJ 2-1-1 is the essential resources for parents and individuals looking for summer safety tips…Read More

July 9, 2015 – Jewish Link of New Jersey – Herzfeld family gets their van
Four children, between the ages of 15 and 23: They are beautiful, determined, bright, dignified, brave and…Read More

July 4, 2015 – Herald News – Stricken family gets big boost
The Herzfeld family, whose four children have the same mysterious degenerative muscle condition…Read More

June 18, 2015 – The Record – Supportive housing
Those with disabilities often can live more fulfilling lives in a private home as opposed to…Read More

June 11, 2015 – Franklin Lakes & Oakland Suburban News – YWCA Moving Ahead Program gets women back to work
Are you a woman that has been unemployed six months or more? YWCA’s Moving Ahead Program provides…Read More

May 28, 2015 – The Record – Parents of developmentally disabled express concern in East Rutherford
The mood inside Tao’s Restaurant in East Rutherford on May 7 was light. Music played as…Read More

May 26, 2015 – The Atlantic – Who decides where autistic adults live?
In December 2014, I watched a 24-year-old Andrew Parles fit wood shapes into a simple puzzle…Read More

May 1, 2015 – Commerce Magazine – CIANJ Chairman’s Reception honors corporate philanthropy
The Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) made the theme of this year’s Chairman’s Reception…Read More

April 12, 2015 – The Record – Changes ahead in N.J. for disabled; some fear loss of familiar programs
Inside a brightly painted, converted home in Fair Lawn, 25 developmentally disabled adults spend their days…Read More

April 6, 2015 – The Record – In Tenafly, special-needs housing project ready to go
A special-needs housing development is finally going up in the borough, after years of discussion…Read More

February 24, 2015 – The Record – Opinion: Don’t let state cut housing options for those with disabilities
We are deeply concerned about the position the state of New Jersey has recently taken with respect to housing opportunities for those with disabilities and special needs…Read More

February 20, 2015 – NJ.com – NJ housing and work plan for people with developmental disabilities won’t work, parents say
Gov. Chris Christie’s administration envisions New Jersey becoming a state where it’s just as easy for people with developmental disabilities to rent an apartment or…Read More

December 1, 2014 – The Record – Generosity needed
First we gave thanks for our blessings, then we shopped for great deals. Now non-profits are hoping people spend Tuesday giving back…Read More

November 27, 2014 – The Record – Online drive urges charitable giving, aims to get back to the spirit of the holiday season
Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become rooted as iconic days — testaments to consumerism. But a new North Jersey coalition hopes…Read More

November 19, 2014 – The Record – GivingTuesday encourages helping those in need during the holidays
Giving and receiving is part of the holiday season. Thanksgiving focuses on being gracious and thankful for great food, friends and family. Black Friday and Cyber Monday…Read More

August 14, 2014 – The Record – Head of 2-1-1 Partnership leaving  
The New Jersey 2-1-1 Partnership, which operates a statewide call center that provides human services resources…Read More

August 3, 2014 – The Record – Bergen County’s United Way golf outing aids special needs housing
Bergen County’s United Way hosted a golf outing at the Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus to benefit special needs housing…Read More

July 21, 2014 – Home News Tribune – New Brunswick housing project nears full financing with $2.4 million grant
Dina’s Dwellings, the $3.4 million housing project for victims of domestic violence, came a large step closer to full financing with a $2.4 million grant…Read More

February 17, 2014 – The Record – Tenafly project another advance in region’s housing for special-needs clients, seniors 
Tom Toronto, president of Bergen County United Way, is at the forefront of meshing the public need for affordable and special-needs housing…Read More

December 29, 2013 – The Record – 2013 changes big and small
The borough turned over operation of water system to United Water on Aug. 1 and began a five-year…Read More

December 29, 2013 – The Record – Year in Review
The borough turned over operation of its water system to United Water on Aug. 1 and began…Read More

November 30, 2013 – Herald News – $9,000 raised for man who turned in lost cash
More than $9,000 has been raised for James Brady three weeks after a fund was established…Read More

November 20, 2013 -Villadom Times – Township sells lots for special needs development 
Regina Coyle thought she  had matters well in hand as superstorm Sandy approached…Read More

November 20, 2013 – The Record – N.J. praises complex for those with autism
State officials on Tuesday praised Ramsey for he grand opening of its Airmount Woods development…Read More

November 13, 2013 – The Record – Taking a stand for the homeless
For James Brady, the decision to speak publicly about turning in $850 he found on the street…Read More

November 12, 2013 – The Record – Beyond the rules
It would have been so easy for James Brady to just pick up the money he found in April on a Hackensack street…Read More

November 7, 2013 – Pascack Valley Community Life – Organizations pitch development concepts for School No. 2
Two charitable organizations are seeking to help Montvale fulfill its Council on Affordable Housing (COACH)…Read More

November 6, 2013 – Villadom Times – Airmount Woods development now officially open
Airmount Woods, a publicly funded and purpose-built housing development for adults with autism…Read More

October 1, 2013 – (201) Magazine – Celebrating heroes of Superstorm Sandy

September 20, 2013 – Ridgewood News – United Way president visits with Rotary
On Sept. 11 Sunset Rotary Club of Glen Rock, Paramus and Ridgewood hosted guest speaker Tom Toronto…Read More

September 10, 2013 – The Record – Timetable set for new homes for the disabled
The borough may have special needs housing as early as next fall…Read More

August 23, 2013 – Ridgewood News – Golf Classic Supports Several Causes
The Bergen County Golf Classic hosted on Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, and sponsored in part by 201 Magazine…Read More

July 21, 2013 – The Record – Teterboro runway run was a hot race
With jet planes and the New York City skyline in the background hundreds of runners for Saturday…Read More

May 26, 2013 – Herald News – Wanaque awaits COACH decision on $300,000
The fate of more than $300,000 in the borough’s affordable-housing trust fund remains uncertain…Read More

May 22, 2013 – Suburban Trends – Fate of Coach funds hanging by legal thread
The fate of just over $300,000 in the borough’s affordable housing trust fund remains uncertain…Read More

May 3, 2013 – The Record – Difference makers
Regina Coyle thought she had maters well in hand as superstorm Sandy approached…Read More

May 2, 2013 – Mahwah Suburban News
A $3.5 million affordable housing project is the township began last week with a demolition team on site to raze a home…Read More

March 7, 2013 – Northern Valley Suburbanite – Council to purchase site for affordable housing
The borough entreated into an agreement to purchase the property on 311 Tenafly Road for $990,000…Read More.

March 6, 2013 – The Villadom Times – Borough gets two bids for special needs housing
The Borough of Franklin Lakes has received two bids from housing developers to build, maintain, and manage a special needs affordable housing project on vacant property…Read More.

March 4, 2013 – The Record – Home Again
Filippa Balistrieri couldn’t have been happier to return home Sunday. “Ooh, it’s beautiful”, she said…Read More.

January 28, 2013 – Herald News – Jobless support group catches on nationwide
When he created Neighbors Helping Neighbors early in 2011, John Fuggazzie wasn’t hoping it would become a longstanding organization…Read More.

January 20,2013 – The Record – Fort Lee planners OK special-needs housing
The borough’s first special-needs housing project was approved this week by the Planning Board…Read More.

January 10, 2013 – Northern Valley Suburbanite – United Water employees collect $55k for storm relief
Employees of the United Water Foundation, who raised $55,000 to support those in the local community…Read More

December 30, 2012 – Suburban Trends – Borough Council moves on adopting Highlands ordinance
In spite of the fact that the Highlands Council has not yet approved the document, members of the Borough…Read More.

December 27, 2012 – The Record – Wanaque plans more housing for disabled
The Bergen County United Way is expanding its affordable housing initiative into Passaic County next year with eight special-needs apartments in Wanaque…Read More

December 15, 2012 – Heraldnews – Sandy victims search for solutions
A Little Ferry couple came to a one-stop flood relief fair hosted by Bergen County on Friday looking for something no explicitly advertised by any of the agencies…Read More

December 5, 2012 – Suburban Trends – Borough clears way for group home on Hagstorm Boulevard
Borough officials are moving forward with plans to construct a group home for the developmentally disabled…Read More

December 2, 2012 – Heraldnews – IRS to give break to victims of Sandy 
The Internal Revenue Service probably isn’t the first organization that pops into mind when people think about groups known for their generosity…Read More

December 1, 2012 – 201 Magazine – Bergen Strong 
Before the lights went out on much of Bergen County residents watched in wonder…Read More

November 30, 2012 – Ridgewood News – Local churches join together in musical fundraiser
A trio of local churches will host a Superstorm Sandy Benefit Relief Concert…Read More

November 29, 2012 – Town Journal – New Residents to call Crescent Commons home come January 
The Allendale community officially welcomed new West Crescent Avenue residents last Monday morning with the ribbon-cutting…Read More

November 28, 2012 – The Villadom Times – Officials dedicate Crescent Commons housing complex
Allendale Mayor Vince Bara was the principal speaker at the dedication of the Crescent Commons special-needs housing comples…Read More

November 22, 2012 – Northern Valley Suburbanite – A time for friends and family
Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to gather and enjoy a good meal together…Read More

November 21, 2012 – The Record – A new lease
Crescent Commons in Allendale held a ribbon-cutting ceremony this week, opening its doors for its new residents to have a look…Read More

November 20, 2012 – Heraldnews – First look at special needs complex in Allendale
Two dozen adults with special needs were welcomed to the neighborhood Monday at a ribbon-cutting…Read More.

November 16, 2012 – Hackensack Chronicle – Ways to help Sandy victims
In the wake of superstorm Sandy, many of us across the tri-state area are looking for ways to help those hardest hit by the hurricane…Read More

November 13, 2012 – NJ.com – Bank of America provides additional funding to Hurricane Relief New Jersey 
Bank of America today announced it will provide an additional $335,000 to support the critical needs of New Jersey communities…Read More

November 12, 2012 – The Record – How to help New Jersey neighbors recovering from the storm
Organizations ranging from the American Red Cross to local grass-roots groups have set up relief efforts…Read More.

November 12, 2012 – Heraldnews – United Way focuses on affordable housing 
Zachary Hamrick completes in triathlons. But even at the age of 22 his ability to communicate with other people is extreamly limited…Read More

November 2, 2012 – Fort Lee Suburbanite – YWCA Bergen County to host annual fall benefit
The YWCA Bergen County will host “The Pwer of Us: A Celebration of Extraordinary Women” on Nov. 16 at the Stony Hill Inn…Read More

October 31, 2012 – The Record – Relief agencies jump into action
Relief agencies were mobilizing Tuesday to offer assistance to Hurricane Sandy’s victims across the state…Read More

October 11, 2012 – The Chatham Courier – Special needs housing subject of Oct. 22 panel
A panel of experts will discuss housing for the special needs adult from 7 to 9 p.m…Read More

September 23, 2012 – The Record – Special-needs issues expand in complexity
In some Bergen County towns, access is viewed soley as the need for curb cuts and wheelchair ramps…Read More

September 10, 2012 – HeraldNews – In tough times, the middle class steps up
As the impact of the recession spread across the county in 2008 and 2009, millions of Americans reached out to charities for help…Read More

September 8, 2012 – Community News – Enterprise Rent-A-Car employees volunteer for a cause
Enterprise Rent-A-Car employees recently volunteered and sponsored the 15th Annual Teterboro 5k Airport Run…Read More

August 22, 2012 – The Record – Tenafly closer to building for disabled
The borough is a step closer to having affordable housing for the disabled, after a recent council vote approving construction of a facility…Read More

August 22, 2012 – 211 Public Service Announcement on YouTube
In this economic climate, it is now more important than ever that your constituents can easily locate all of the existing community resources and services they need…Read More

June 24, 2012 – NorthJersey.com – Poverty magnifies severity of setbacks 
Real economic hardship may be an unfamiliar phenomenon among many of the newly poor, but it’s a way of life for many in the working class, people who’ve labored over the years as much to stay a step ahead of poverty as to achieve the middle-class dream…Read More

April 26, 2012 – South Bergenite – Boiling Springs Bank helps flood victims still suffering from storm
Boiling Springs Savings Bank has stepped forward to ensure that victims of last year’s flood get the help they still need…Read More

April 26, 2012 – Community News – Celebration marks opening of Advance Auto
Music, prizes and giveaways from X96.3 FM, a display of custom motorcycles built by River Road’s own Tribal Iron Choppers, plus plenty of free food…Read More

April 16, 2012 – Press Release – Boiling Springs Savings Bank Makes $5,000 gift to Bergen County’s United Way Compassion Fund
Boiling Springs Savings Bank has stepped forward to ensure that victims of last year’s floods get the help they still need to regain normalcy…Read More

April 13, 2012 – Ridgewood News – Former resident follows her dreams
Diana Stolfo is well-known in Ridgewood as someone who has not let Down Syndrome keep her from following her dreams…Read More

April 12, 2012 – Northern Valley Suburbanite – Borough to use housing trust funds for United Way
The allocation of money from the borough’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund will help finance a group home…Read More

March 30, 2012 – Hackensack Chronicle – Rape crisis center offers individual counseling program
The YWCA Bergen County Rape Crisis Center is now offering long-term Individual Counseling…Read More

February 20, 2012 – The Record – Home for disabled planned for Demarest
The Madeline Corp. and Bergen County’s United Way have placed a deposit on a ranch-style house…Read More

January 1, 2012 – 201 Family – Four Star Rating
Bergen County’s United Way is starting a new year of services with a distinction of honor…Read More

January 1, 2012 – Colts Neck Journal – Group Home at Overbrook Farm Approved
At the November 30 township committee meeting, members of the governing body passed an ordinance providing for a group home in the township for autistic individuals…Read More

January 1, 2012 – 201 Magazine – Four Star Rating
Bergen County’s United Way is starting a new year of service with a distinction of honor: a four-Star rating by charity evaluator Charity Navigator…Read More

December 28, 2011 – NorthJersey.com – The year in 2001 in Ramsey: Top headlines
Bergen County’s United Way applied to the Planning Board in August to build a 6,000 square foot affordable housing complex…Read More

December 23, 2011 – The Record – A good start
Helping thousands of state’s developmentally disabled adults find adequate housing has not always come easy…Read More

December 22, 2011 – The Record – Housing help for disabled adults
The Christie administration announced Wednesday that it has $5.1 million in commitments for 12 municipalities around the state…Read More

December 1, 2011 – 201 The Best of Bergen – Women United in Philanthropy
Women United in Philanthropy hosted a Fall Gathering…Read More

November 26, 2011 – NorthJersey.com – For New Jersey disabled adults, smaller may be better
The commissioner tried to explain why New Jersey needs to close one of its seven institutions for developmentally disabled…Read More

November 18, 2011 – The Record – More kids in poverty in N.J.
The tough economy is taking a toll on New Jersey’s poorer residents...Read More

November 10, 2011 – South Bergenite – For Flooding Victims
Bergen County’s United Way Director of Development Cheryl Moses and memebers…Read More

October 24, 2011 – The Record – Women unite to benefit other women in need
The YWCA of Bergen County’s Rape Crisis Center will have $100,000 to spend on counselling…Read More

October 23, 2011 – HeraldNews – Seniors holding on to homes in region
North Jersey’s wealthier communities are graying and more of their oldest residents are living alone…Read More

October 15, 2011 – HeraldNews – United Way plans housing for disabled
Bergen County’s United Way is hoping to build an 8 to 10 bedroom housing unit for adults with developmental disabilities...Read More

October 9, 2011 – Suburban Trends – We’re working to help keep the New Jersey economy moving forward
Bank of America is funding businesses and organizations that will leave the biggest impact on New Jersey’s recovery…Read More

September 15, 2011 – Ramsey Suburban News – Special needs housing approved
The planning board last week approved several variances, including one for square footage, in paving the way for the development of a housing complex…Read More

September 5, 2011 – NJ Biz – To garner support, nonprofits work to reinvent missions
Tom Toronto, president of Bergen County’s United Way, said the non-profit largely has reinvented itself…Read More

September 1, 2011 – Inside Jersey – Cupcakes, Crumbs & Compassion
Long before Magnolia Bakery opened a branch in Dubai, before Food Network declared its Cupcake Wars…Read More

August 11, 2011 – Ramsey Suburban News – Hearings on group home for disabled get under way
Developers of a proposed group home for autistic adults on Airmount Avenue are seeking several…Read More

August 1, 2011 – HeraldNews – Towns warm to building housing for disabled
Melanie and Larry Weisberg want the same things all parents do: for their son to live independently…Read More

July 24, 2011 – The Record – Food Pantries Warn of Dire Needs
Food pantry workers scrambling to keep their shelves stocked during the supper learned last week that their already tight budgets will be cut further…Read More

July 24, 2011 – Suburban Trends – Teterboro 5K Run lets runners turn tarmac into racetrack
The 14th Annual Teterboro 5K Run on July 16, brought residents to a place known more for its air traffic than foot traffic…Read More

July 17, 2011 – The Record – Teterboro 5K benefits help line
His earbuds still connected, his shirt still damp, Vernon McDonald pressed his face into a misting fan near the finish line…Read More

July 14, 2011 – Ramsey Suburban News – Autistic housing application to start
An application to build a $6,000 square food affordable housing unit for autistic adults is scheduled to go before the Planning Board beginning Aug 2…Read More

June 9, 2011 – The Record – Not “common” enough
More good news on the supportive housing front…Read More.

May 12, 2011 – Community News – Zoe’s Place offers a home for teen mothers and babies
Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County on May 9 celebrated the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Zoe’s Place…Read More

May 11, 2011 – The Record – Christie plan boosts housing for disabled
The Christie administration on Tuesday announced a plan to create community residential beds…Read More

April 1, 2011 – Parent Paper – Dial 2-1-1
In New Jersey, 2-1-1 is the United Way’s free 24-hour statewide services that puts people in need of assistance in touch with resources that can help…Read More

March 16, 2011 – Citizen – Got flood damage?
Local officials gathering data to support bid for federal aid…Read More

March 9, 2011 – Villadom Times – Borough announces plans to build special needs housing
Ramsey Mayor Christopher Botto has announced the first of five appointments to a citizen’s advisory board…Read More

February 28, 2011 – The Record – A place for teenage mothers to call home
Garfield project getting volunteers’ finishing touches…Read More

February 27, 2011 – The Record – 3 named to Ramsey housing group
Ramsey officials have take then first step toward construction of eight unit, affordable housing…Read More

February 17, 2011 – Mahwah Suburban News – Event honors two who aid teen moms
Zoe’s Place will host a cocktail reception honoring Women United in PHilantrhopy…Read More

February 10, 2011 – Ramsey Suburban News – Supportive housing in borough explored
Borough officials say they are in talks to build special needs housing in the borough in conjunction with Bergen County’s United Way…Read More 

January 19, 2011 – The Record – The Real World Becomes the Classroom
Students enrolled in an entrepreneurship class at Northern Highlands Regional High School…Read More

January 7, 2011 – The Paramus Post – Community Forum Offers Information on Employment, Education & Health Resources in Northern, NJ
Local government, education and nonprofit leaders, including State Sen. Paul Sarlo, will headline “Making Connections,” a free community forum that will provide information on…Read More

January 3, 2011 – NJ Biz – Power 50: Nonprofit board members

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