New Jersey Citizen Action: Become a Fair Housing Tester

New Jersey Citizen Action: Become a Fair Housing Tester

New Jersey Citizen Action, a HUD designated Fair Housing Agency, is hiring paid Fair Housing Testers to help make sure people are not being denied housing because of their race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability or familial status. We are hiring a diverse group of testers to investigate housing discrimination in Essex, Hudson, Union, Middlesex, Ocean and Monmouth counties.

Trained testers pose as renters or home buyers and visit housing providers to collect information and document their experiences to assist with regional monitoring and investigations.

Requirements for becoming a tester:

*Attention to detail and excellent writing skills

*Private email

*Access to a reliable form of transportation

*Attend a four hour training and complete a paid practice test

*Submit to a NJ state criminal background check

Testers are paid a stipend and are reimbursed for mileage and tolls. Testers can work days, weekends and/or evenings.

For more information about this opportunities contact Amanda Smith at New Jersey Citizen Action at (732) 246-4772 ext. 129 or Amanda@njcitizenaction.org.

Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the New Jersey Citizen Action pamphlet and I give them full credit for this information. Please call the above number for more information.

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Bergen County ADV Hotline (201) 336-7575

Bergen County ADV Hotline (201) 336-7575

Important Hotline Numbers

Bergen County ADV Hotline: (201) 336-7575

New Jersey Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-572-SAFE (7233)

Teen Dating Abuse Hotline: 1-866-331-9474

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

TEXT ‘loveis’ to 22522 to chat with a peer advocate.

Online Resources:

On-Line Resources

loveisnotabuse.com

futureswithoutviolence.org

seeitandstopit.org

loveisrespect.org

Disclaimer: this information was taken directly from the Bergen County ADV Hotline pamphlet and I give them full credit for it. Please call the above numbers for more details.

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Alternatives to ADV Domestic Violence: Know the facts & be part of the solution

Alternative to ADV Domestic Violence: Know the facts & be part of the solution

Workshops on Domestic Violence and Dating Abuse

Programs are available for:

*Healthcare Providers

*School Staff

*Church Groups

*Civic Clubs

*Private Corporations

*Law Enforcement

*Social Services

Learn the dynamics of abusive relationships; Identify the warning signs of an unhealthy relationship; Learn how to help someone experiencing abuse and gain knowledge of the resources in the community.

Additional presentation topics available upon request. Please call for more details. Sian Millard, Community Education & Outreach Coordinator-(201) 336-7526.

http://www.co.bergen.nj.us

Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the Bergen County Alternatives to ADV Domestic Violence pamphlet and I give them for credit for the information. Please call or email the above numbers for more information.

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Recovery from Sandy? New Jersey Stronger: Rebuilding a Lasting Foundation

Recovery from Sandy? New Jersey Stronger: Rebuilding a Lasting Foundation

Still need assistance to Recover from Hurricane Sandy? Housing assistance may be available for you.

Visit http://www.renewjerseystronger.org to learn more about Sandy Recovery Assistance. Free counseling is available.

Call 1-855-SANDYHM (726-3946)

Hearing impaired Users Text Telephone Service

(TTY/TDD) 609-984-7300 or 1-800-286-6613

http://www.ewnewjerseystronger.org

Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the New Jersey Stronger pamphlet and I give them full credit for this information. Please call or email the above numbers for more information on the program.

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New Jersey Citizen Action: Homeownership & Foreclosure Counseling

New Jersey Citizen Action: Homeownership & Foreclosure Counseling

*Pre-purchase counseling for first-time homebuyers.

*General credit and debt counseling

*Home improvement counseling

*Crisis/foreclosure prevention counseling

*Predatory lending counseling for victims of fraud

Call NJCA at 1-800-NJ OWNER (1-800-656-9637) or visit us online at http://www.njcitizenaction.org.

NJCA’s Homeownership Counseling Program

NJCA Counselors will meet with you to discuss:

*How to repair your credit

*How to make a decision to purchase a home

*How to set up a personal budget for you and your family

*How much you can afford to pay for your house

*How to find the right mortgage at a discounted interest rate

*How to manage issue that may arise during home ownership

New Jersey Citizen Action provides:

Free one-on-one personal counseling

Extensive counseling to get you ready for the mortgage process

Information on and access to affordable mortgage products and down payment assistance

Assistance in making mortgage applications

An advocate to assist your through the homebuying process

Counseling Center Locations: Cherry Hill, Highland Park, Rahway, Newark, Passaic and Jersey City

What do I bring to my appointment?

-Income documentation: last three pay stubs

-Monthly expenses: all credit cards, personal loans, car loans, etc. all payments which you make each month.

-Last three bank statements for all savings or checking accounts

-Last two-years tax returns for all applicants

-Credit report fee for all applications (if applicable)

New Jersey Citizen Action (NJCA) is a statewide nonprofit organization that educates and mobilizes individuals and families around social, racial and economic justice issues, using a combination of issue advocacy, organizing and free financial services.

New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund (NJCAEF) is a statewide 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization founded in 1983. NJCAEF promotes the empowerment of low-and moderate-income individuals and families through research, education and training around public policy issues. We also provide free financial empowerment programs and services.

Each year, Citizen Action serves over 13,000 individuals and families across the state, providing free HUD-certified homeownership counseling, tax preparation, financial education, financial coaching, fair housing education, outreach & testing and one-on-one healthcare enrollment assistance.

Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the New Jersey Citizen Action pamphlet and I give them full credit for it. Please call the above number for more information.

 

 

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Obesity: A War you can Win

Obesity: A War you can Win

Is your weight threatening your health? Have you tried other methods without results? Long-term wight loss that works for life.

Many people today are affected by severe obesity-weighing more than 100 pounds over their ideal weight-that threatens their health. Obesity can cause very serious health problems like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, respiratory illness, depression and even infertility.

Did you know?

Studies show that weight loss surgery can reverse and even cure type 2 diabetes caused by obesity. Type 2 diabetes affects more than eight percent of obese Americans and is a major cause of heart disease, strokes and kidney failure.

The best route to your health goals:

At The Center for Bariatric Surgery at HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley, our team of obesity experts includes cardiologists, pulmonologists, endocrinologists, dietitians, and behavioral health specialists who work with you to determine the best route toward your health goals.

*Our obesity experts help to educate and evaluate every patient before surgery and offer excellent follow-up care and education after your procedure.

*Every patient receives the highest level of care with personal attention and expert guidance to make your journey toward a heal their life as successful as possible.

Bariatric Surgery Procedures offered:

Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (Lap-Band): this procedure is considered the least invasive offers the fastest recovery time and is completely reversible. A silicone band restricts the passageway into the stomach to limit the amount of food you can consume.

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy: this type of surgery yields impressive weight loss results and helps to treat morbid obesity and obesity co-morbidities through food restriction and a decrease in Ghrelin, an appetite stimulant hormone.

Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: this procedure permanently alters both the stomach and intestines to reduce the amount of food that can be digested and absorbed.

*Do you struggle with severe obesity that threatens your health?

*Do you suffer from poor self-esteem or depression because of your weight?

*Have you tried traditional weight loss methods like diet, weight loss pills and exercise-without any lasting results?

There have been many scientific studies that show these methods don’t work for the vast majority of people with severe weight issues. But there is a way to achieve long-term weight loss that works for life. It’s called barbaric surgery and it’s available right here at The Center for Bariatric Surgery at HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley.

At the Center for Bariatric Surgery at HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley, every patient received the highest level of care, before, during and after surgery.

We provide each patient with personal attention and expert guidance to make their journey toward a new, healthier life as successful as possible.

*World-class obesity experts & surgeons.

*Patient-Focused Program

*Free Support Groups

*Dietary Support

*All private rooms

*Complimentary valet parking

To find out more about weight loss that works for life call (201) 781-1380.

To learn about upcoming weight loss seminars, visit hackensackumcpv.com/weightloss.

Hackensack for Bariatric Surgery HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley

250 Old Hook Road

Westwood, NJ  07675

Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the HackensackUMC Obesity pamphlet and I give them full credit for the information. Please call the above number for more information.

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New Jersey Support Coordination: Caregivers of New Jersey

New Jersey Support Coordination: Caregivers of New Jersey

Choose NJ Support Coordination

NJ Support Coordination is a leader in assisting families with gaining access to needed programs and services. Out staff has been involved with support coordination since its introduction and has been facilitating self-direction for over 20 years.

How can we help you with support coordination?

Person Centered: Using a Person Centered team approach, support coordination honors your hopes and dreams.

Unique Planning Process: We facilitate an individualized planning process, that helps you make informed choices when choosing your ‘destination’ and what ‘route’ you want to take to get there.

Connecting to Services: We can walk you through the process of self-direction and connect with you to services.

Call us today: 877-265-6360

http://www.njsupportcoordination.org

http://www.njcaregivers.org

The Family Resource Network

Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the New Jersey Support Coordination Caregivers of New Jersey Pamphlet and I give them full credit on the information. Please call or email the above numbers for more information.

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