You are Cordially Invited to
A Benefit for the
Mercer Alliance to End Homelessness
GARDEN ROOM, PROSPECT HOUSE
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, PRINCETON, NJ
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2008
3:00 TO 5:00 P.M.
TYCO INTERNATIONAL, LTD.
THE HONORABLE BONNIE WATSON COLEMAN
ASSEMBLYWOMAN OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY,
NON PROFIT CHAMPION
PRESIDENT & CEO
UNITED WAY OF GREATER MERCER COUNTY
HOMES FOR NEW JERSEY
3:00 P.M. RECEPTION
4:00 P.M. PRESENTATION TO HONOREES
Photographs and Video by Andrew Wilkinson
JACQUELINE ALBERTS, ESQ.
ISRAEL A. MALDONADO
WILLIAM M. RUE, JR.
Founded in 2004, the Mercer Alliance to End Homelessness is a public-private partnership of the county’s business, government and nonprofit sectors. We develop strategies to prevent and end homelessness in Mercer County, New Jersey.
On any given day in Mercer County, over 1,200 people experience homelessness. In addition, a growing segment of the county’s population is at-risk of homelessness due to increasing housing cost and foreclosure.
A Mercer County resident earning minimum wage would have to work 120 hours per week to afford a two-bedroom apartment at the $1,120 fair market rate.
While local agencies provide direct services to clients who experience homelessness, they do not have the time or resources to identify and implement the comprehensive strategies necessary to promote solutions to homelessness.
This is the mission of the Mercer Alliance. We review the national research on best practices in order to recommend and facilitate the public awareness, training, advocacy and systemic changes needed to end homelessness.
The Mercer Alliance is part of a national effort to develop ten year plans to end homelessness in communities across the country. The Mercer Alliance released the first Ten Year Plan in New Jersey and is a model for others in the state and nation who aim to move from servicing homelessness to solving it.
Herb Levine has served as Executive Director of the Mercer Alliance to End Homelessness since October, 2008. He has worked with homeless families for the past sixteen years as a volunteer. He brings to the position experience in administration, advocacy and program development.