On March 26, 2008, the Center for Family Services (CFS) and the New Jersey Advocacy Network to End Homelessness met with Congressman Robert E. Andrews in his Haddon Heights office. Richard Stagliano and Eileen Henderson from CFS were joined by Richard W. Brown of Monarch Housing Associates. Both organizations are members of the Advocacy Network to end Homelessness. Originally both groups had invited Congressman Andrews to visit CFS’s successful Camden DREAMS project for aging out youth. Congressman Andrews agreed to arrange a site visit at the earliest opportunity.
The discussion focused on the Congressman’s long-term support for permanent housing and supportive services to help end homelessness. He has recently signed on to support an increase in funding for the McKinney-Vento program as well as the reauthorization of the program.
Congressman Andrews spoke positively about the 2007 Congressional Reception. He entuiatically agreed to attend the July 30, 2008, Congressional Reception. For more information on the 2008 Congressional Reception and the Advocacy Network to End Homelessness click here.