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Mercer Alliance to End Homelessness

Help for Foreclosure

Isles is sponsoring a Mortgage Assistance Night Ė Thursday, August 5 @ 6pm, Capital Health Systems, 446 Bellevue Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08616, Call Ms. Brown to register (609) 341-4789

Mercer Alliance is spreading the word about the help for individuals experiencing foreclosure. These agencies will work for the client and not the lender. Call 1-888-995-HOPE to get connect to HUD Certified local agencies.

In Our Own Voice

NAMI Presentation on Thursday, August 12th from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Mercer County Connection, 957 Route 33, Hamilton, NJ 08690

Learn about mental illness from people who have been there. Come to the presentation of In Our Own Voice. This is an interactive presentation given by trained presenters who are living with mental illness. It is produced by NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Learn from men and women whose lives were interrupted by mental illness, but who now role models for hope and recovery are. Please call 890-9800 to reserve your space.

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 short 2 hour session, followed by individual self-study with support and then a longer session where you will receive practical knowledge in tax law, and TaxWise software use, as well as hands-on practice completing tax returns.

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

Training will be scheduled in December and January. 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: Tarry Truitt, Communications and Project Manager, ttruitt@merceralliance.org.

Donate Money for ID campaign

Mercer Alliance is raising money to help all people experiencing homelessness to get a photo ID. Experts estimate that the cost to obtain proper photo ID for an individual is between $50 and $100. The homeless person often never had these important documents or has lost them. A photo ID is needed to enter Federal buildings, ride the railroads and to apply for many benefits and services. This last year, in partnership with the Mercer County, about 110 people received new photo ids. Several have moved on to jobs and housing. A very successful project!

For More Information

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


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