This week, we are taking a look at our Newark clients’ responses to the following writing prompt during their narrative therapy session: If success was inevitable… “I’d get a couple of food trucks and name my business, ‘There Ain’t Nothing Like Your Grandma’s Cooking.’ I’d specialize in soul food like our
Every week at our reentry site at Greater Newark Conservancy, Suzanne Herrmann, LCSW, Cathy Germaine, M.Ed, and Veronica Serino, MA, secondary education, volunteer their time to lead a narrative therapy group for our clients. The modality of narrative therapy is simple and purposeful. Imagine sitting around the table with 13-15 people
Our NJTV panel on Opioid Addiction at the Metropolitan Baptist Church in Newark. The panel was entitled, “Fighting Opioid Addiction in New Jersey: Is Newark Winning?” Article: https://www.njtvonline.org/news/video/how-to-lessen-new-jerseys-drug-addiction-crisis/
Thank you to Kim Gilchrist and the entire Bridges Team, and to Tai Cooper of Mayor Baraka’s office for hosting our clients and neighbors at the Newark Public Library for a Holiday Luncheon! Every client received a sleeping bag and toiletries.
Thank you to all who attended our Holiday Party and Toy Drive! A special thank you to First Lady Tammy Murphy, Commissioner Lanigan, New Jersey Department of Corrections, Chief Martinez, NJ Motor Vehicle Commission, and Bernardsville Mayor Kevin Sooy for supporting our mission and wonderful clients. Finally, a sincere thank you to those who donated
The New Jersey Department of Corrections (NJDOC) hosted a Reentry and Career Day Event at Northern State Prison in Newark on Thursday morning, Nov. 30, 2017. This event served as an opportunity for inmates within eight months of their release date to network with service providers, employers, and colleges so
NJRC hosted a roundtable discussion examining best practices for reentry, where incarcerated and formerly incarcerated persons attended to provide feedback on their experiences living in prisons, jails, halfway houses, and halfway backs. It took place at NJRC at Greater Newark Conservancy, and discussion topics included The Modern American Prison; Successful Reentry, Addiction Treatment, Employment