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Mercer Alliance to End Homelessness

May 6 @ 5:45
Followed by a Q & A Discussion of the movie, mental illness and homelessness.

The film is based on a true story of Nathaniel Ayers, a homeless musician who has schizophrenia. Jamie Foxx portrays Nathaniel Ayers, who is a cello prodigy, and Robert Downey Jr. portrays Steve Lopez, a Los Angeles Times columnist who discovers Ayers and writes about him in the newspaper and later in a best-selling book. Sponsored by: Mercer Alliance to End Homelessness, NAMI Mercer (National Alliance on Mental Illness), and Greater Trenton Behavioral HealthCare

Wednesday, May 6, 5:45 pm – 9:00 pm
The Garden Theater, Princeton - Suggested Donation: $10 per person
Limited seats available! RSVP REQUIRED by May 5 - Call 609 799 8994 (NAMI Mercer)

  • Mercer Alliance to End Homelessness Board and Staff appointed to NJ Interagency Council on Preventing and Ending Homelessness

    On April 8, 2009, Governor Jon Corzine appointed thirteen (13) public members to Interagency Council on Preventing and Ending Homelessness. This is an important step in our collective efforts to end homelessness in New Jersey.

    These members include Mercer Alliance Board members’ Bruce Davidson, Cliff Goldman, Carolyn Lewis-Sprull and staff member Scott A. Fairman.

  • Check your paycheck for this year’s stimulus dollars.

    On April 1, 2009 the federal government lowered the federal withholding dollars. “In 2009 and 2010, the Making Work Pay provision of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will provide a refundable tax credit of up to $400 for working individuals and up to $800 for married taxpayers filing joint returns.

    This tax credit will be calculated at a rate of 6.2 percent of earned income and will phase out for taxpayers with modified adjusted gross income in excess of $75,000, or $150,000 for married couples filing jointly.” For info: Link to www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=205921,00.html

  • Others: Seniors, individuals on SSI and Railroad pensions will get a one-time check $250 mailed or direct deposited in June 2009.

    • Retirees, disabled individuals and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients receiving benefits from the Social Security Administration.
    • Disabled veterans receiving benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
    • Railroad Retirement beneficiaries.

    For info: Link to www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=204468,00.html

  • Don’t Forget to spread the word about the Free Tax sites:

    Call 211 for Free tax preparation sites in New Jersey or information on the Earned Income Tax Credit or go to www.earnedincometaxcredit.org for Mercer County sites.

    Do you know client in need of help with issue with IRS? They can contact Marcie Harrison at Central Jersey Legal Service. mharrison@lsnj.org or: 732- 572-9100.

  • Homes for Everyone Bus Tour – Thursday, May 28, 2009

    Mercer Alliance and Housing & Community Development Network of NJ, and their partners including, HomeFront, Project Freedom, Princeton Community Housing. United Way of Greater Mercer County, Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce, Lutheran Social Ministries of NJ will be hosting a tour of Mercer County to highlight homes for everyone. We want to offer our Mayors, Council people, Planners, and affordable housing committees the opportunity to see variety of homes, speak with developers and experts about bringing homes of all kinds to you community. Ask your mayor, council person and committees to ride the bus to see homes for everyone.

  • Project Homeless Connect – Thursday, July 9, 2009

    On Thursday, July 9, the Trenton/Mercer Continuum of Care (CoC) will conduct a one-day event called Project Homeless Connect. We are seeking volunteers to help set-up, to serve food, pass out items, and act as guides and survey takers. We are seeking donations of new socks, sneakers, boots and personal care items. To volunteer or donate please contact: Tarry Truitt, ttruitt@merceralliance.org or at (609) 844-1008.

  • For More Information

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


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