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Mercer Alliance to End Homelessness

Seeking Volunteers to do Free Taxes!

The Mercer Alliance to End Homelessness is seeking volunteers during the upcoming tax season, to staff Free Tax Preparation Sites throughout Mercer County. You can make a huge impact on family or individualís life. Sign up!

To be a volunteer tax preparer, you must take and pass the IRS test. There will be a two-half day sessions, where you will receive practical knowledge in tax law, and TaxWise software use, as well as hands-on practice completing tax returns. Then the volunteer will proceed with individual self-study with support and then take the IRS test.

We are also looking for bilingual volunteers. If you are bilingual, but donít want to learn the taxes we could use you as a translator.

Training will be scheduled for the Fall. Volunteers are needed January to April for 2 to 4 hours a week. There are a variety of sites with different hours needing volunteers.

Sign-up: Jennifer Rosado @ jrosado@merceralliance.org.

Re-Entry Programs

Community Re-Connect
at Opportunities For All

1701 South Broad Street, Hamilton NJ 08610

A collaboration of various service providers with the sole focus of re-connecting individuals who are re-entering society from prison to their community. Information, consultation, and referrals will be provided based on their particular needs.

Community Re-Connect hours are: Mondays and Thursdays- 9:30am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-3:30pm based on a schedule.

There is an Community Re-Connect presentation planned for Thursday, September 22 from 10am to Noon at Opportunities for All, 1701 South Broad Street.

The WOMEN'S CENTER @ ujima village home of Mercer County F. O. R. G. E. Female Offender Re-entry Group Effort
1001 Pennington Rd., Ewing, NJ 08618
609 - 882-2098
FAX 609 - 882-6545
Office Hours: Monday Ė Friday 10:00 AM Ė 4:00 PM- Evenings or Weekends by Appointment
Offering: Breakfast Club, 2nd & 4th Mondays of the Month @ 9:45 A.M.; BUCK BOUTIQUE, Every 1st Friday of Every Month and other programs.

Other Helpful Information

Dress For Success

The mission of Dress for Success is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and life. To support our mission to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women click here.

Call to make appointments. 609-637-4906

Frances E. Cohen, Boutique Manager
Dress for Success Mercer County
3131 Princeton Pike, Building 4, Suite 113, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
email: fcohendfsmercer@aol.com
website: www.dressforsuccess.org/mercercounty

Conference:
Coming of Age: Issue of Aging in the LGBT Community in the 21st Century


The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community is a vibrant, resourceful, active and aging population. Issues such as housing options, legal and financial concerns, caregiver support and health care decision-making are matters that deserve special exploration for the LGBT community and their health care providers.

Are you a part of the LGBT aging community? Do you serve the LGBT community? Do you want to learn more about how to best serve this population? If so, this is the conference that you need to attend! CEUs will be available.

The luncheon hour will offer a time for socialization, as well as an opportunity to listen to the sounds of the New Jersey Gay Menís Chorus. Attendees will leave with a further understanding of the power that music (and all the arts) has in a world where acceptance and understanding may not always be so easy to find.

Conference Location:

Mercer County Community College, Conference Center, 1200 Old Trenton Rd., Hamilton, NJ 08690

A nominal fee of $30.00 per person ($20.00 for students and anyone 60 or older) is requested to help cover conference costs. Checks should be made out to:

NJACDS (New Jersey Association of County Disabled Services)
c/o Mercer County Office for the Disabled
640 South Broad Street, P.O. Box 8068
Trenton, NJ 08650-0068

Here's the link for the brochure on the County webpage - http://nj.gov/counties/mercer/departments/hs/

NJ Find a Ride

Njfindaride.org is a directory of accessible transportation options for people with disabilities and others in New Jersey who don't have easy, reliable access to private automobile transportation. Select I NEED A RIDE to find transportation providers in your area. If you are a transportation provider, select I PROVIDE RIDES to add or update your listing.

Go to: http://njfindaride.org/

New Jersey Travel Independence Program (NJTIP)

NJ TIP Inc. is a private non-profit organization that was formed in 2007 specifically to offer travel instruction in New Jersey. We teach individuals how to use the public bus and rail systems so they can travel independently throughout the state.

Why Learn to Travel on Public Transportation?

  • Independence and choice about where and when to travel.
  • Flexible and spontaneous travel - no need to call in advance to make reservations.
  • Lower travel costs with the Reduced Fare Card.
Go to: http://www.njtip.org/

Medicare

The official U.S. Government site for Medicare: https://mymedicare.gov/

This website provides free, secure online service for accessing personalized information regarding Medicare benefits and services. It includes tools for people on Medicare to search for and compare drug and health plans, hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies and health care providers.

For More Information

Please Contact: Tarry Truitt, Communications and Project Manager, ttruitt@merceralliance.org or 609-844-1008.

 

 

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