A COMMUNITY FOR FAMILIES AND YOUTH ... PROVIDING SHELTER FROM THE STORM
I Are you a social worker helping pregnant teens with nowhere to go? Do you know of new mothers who need baby-sitting services so they can learn new skills? Are you trying to get your cases to kick a drug habit?
Whether you are on staff at a hospital, work for child services or welfare, or are a social worker looking for more information, contact Isaiah House...we are here to help. We offer a variety of residential and community programs designed to meet the needs of our Essex County community. Our mission is to assist homeless families and individuals throughout Essex County by providing shelter and support services which enable them to become fully functional. We are a community for families and youth--providing shelter from the storm..
2015 marks a special year for the social work community
Not only is March National Social Work Month, the National Association of Social Workers will also celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2015.
NASW’s goal during Social Work Month and throughout 2015 will be to educate the public about how social workers and the association have brought about major positive social changes, improved the lives of individuals and families, and will continue to do so in the future. Isaiah House would like to say thank you to every Social Worker who dedicates their lives to helping others. Social Workers make the world a better place!!
NASW-NJ members can choose 1 FREE 3-CEU workshop in March, in celebration of Social Work Month!
You can attend any of the workshops offered during March, but only 1 is FREE! Seating is limited.
March 6, 2015, 1pm-4pm
ADD and ADHD: What Do We Really Know About Them?
(3) Clinical CEUs
Westampton, NJ (Burlington County)
Presenter: Eric Johnson, PhD, LCSW, LMFT
http://www.naswnj.org for more information
BE THE CHANGE
Isaiah House would like to thank the wonderful employees of Lowenstein Sandler, LLC for spending the day at Isaiah House to paint, build shelves and make blankets! They were the most pleasant crew of volunteers and we enjoyed them a lot. They worked so diligently and did a really beautiful job. The residents and staff are all very pleased and grateful. Thanks guys and we hope to see you back again!
NJ Cares is a wonderful non-profit agency that coordinated and organized this wonderful volunteer day with Lowenstein Sandler. Although this is their job, we want to recognize that we are grateful that they selected us and did such an amazing job organizing this project. Thank you so much NJ Cares!
Paying It Forward
Instead of asking for gifts and video games for his 13th birthday like most 13 year olds,Simon Reddrick IV decided to Pay It Forward and give back to Isaiah House.
Enclosed with his invitations to his party was a little note that read:
"In honor of my birthday, I would like to pay it forward to those with greater needs than ourselves. To accomplish this, please bring a pair of gently used sneakers to be placed in a box when you arrive at my celebration. The sneakers will be given to a local family shelter. I hope you will join me to see what a difference we will make together."
Thank you Simon for your selfless act of kindness and encouraging others to give as well! The families of Isaiah House are very appreciative!!
SRPEAD THE WORD!!!
Annual Essex County Project Homeless Connect Day 2015
On Thursday, March 26, 2015, The Department of Community Action will be hosting its ninth annual Essex County Project Homeless Connect Day at Branch Brook Park Rolling Skating Center in Newark, NJ. This event increases awareness about available programs and provided services to the most needy residents of Essex County. Attendees can get health screenings, counseling, HIV/AIDS testing, haircuts and a number of other services while there. Isaiah House will be participating in this event and distributing information about the many services we provide.