Faith and compassion are keys to ending homelessness!
Frank Robertson speaking at the Congressional Reception
Frank Robertson, spoke with passion and commitment about his faith and what it takes to end homelessness at the 2nd Annual Congressional Reception. His speech before more than 200 participants focused on his experiences. He spoke of becoming homeless even though he had grown up in Bergen County with many options. He also spoke about how faith and compassion are key ingredients that are necessary to end homelessness. He spoke of the importance of having a place to call home. As a result of his involvement with Advance Housing he not only has his own apartment but he is also currently helping others who have become homeless to regain their dignity. To listen to his speech use the link below.
More than two hundred formerly homeless people, passionate advocates and housing providers from across the state attended the July 30th event. In addition to Congressman Pascrell the event was attended by Senator Lautenberg Senator Menendez who hosted the event, and Congress members Pascrell and Ferguson also attended.
To listen to the other speeches and to view photos from the Congressional Reception click here. To view only the speeches