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Mid-Summer Newsletter, August 2015
Please make plans to join us for a fabulous evening of African-Caribbean-inspired live music, food, cocktails, dancing, and a silent auction as we raise the rent for HIP!
Housing Initiatives of Princeton and Jewish Families & Children’s Services Partner to bridge families from homelessness to hope...
Linda Meisel, the Executive Director of the Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County, first became involved with Housing Initiatives of Princeton through former board member Sally Weisman, after the two women met at The Jewish Center of Princeton. “Sally organized a group of women to help furnish one of the apartments,” Meisel recalls. “I participated by purchasing kitchen items – dishes, glassware. I was very impressed with the program and its mission--as well as the strong commitment of the board members.”
When HIP needed help with case management services for its clients, Meisel submitted a proposal on behalf of JFCS and was selected by the HIP Board. “We had a really good understanding of how the two organizations could work together on behalf of the HIP residents,” she says now, and she was right. Since 2007 JFCS case managers have served ten families, including nineteen children, and six adult women in recovery who had completed the residential treatment program at Crawford House, helping them to gain control over the challenges they face, providing referrals to services as diverse as tutoring, food security, legal, and financial planning. The organization also refers its own clients to HIP, and several have entered our program through such referrals.
HIP Housing and Supportive Services provide families time & tools to pursue opportunities for upward mobility
Currently, three families are in-residence in HIP homes, and other low-income working families are being assisted to prevent homelessness through payment of back rent and security deposit.
Last June, HIP’s 7th Annual Wine Tasting, “Tastes of Sonoma”, succeeded in friendraising and fundraising
A Snapshot of HIP’s Finances: HIP ended the June 30, 2015 fiscal year with cash in the bank of $149,254, an increase of $11,425 for the year. We generated income in the amount of $96,672 from a variety of sources, including $47,039 in grants and donations, and $32,280 from fundraising efforts. HIP’s expenses for the period were $81,247, including $14,132 for mortgage payments, $8,194 for case management, and $9,516 for fundraising.
HIP Board Updates
HIP welcomes three new trustees
HIP said farewell to two trustees