This is the Week to Fight Stigma and Raise Awareness

Join Monarch Housing on Saturday, October 3

Help Us Fight Stigma, Walk for Awareness on Oct 3This year Monarch Housing Associates is proud to in its third year of partnership with the Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ) for the Fight Stigma, Walk and Run for Awareness on October 3, 2015.

Thank you to to Special Homes of New Jersey for joining the list of generous sponsors. Special Homes is a $100 Mile Marker Sponsor.

Here are the key details for the Northern New Jersey event:

Saturday, October 3, 2015
Registration Begins: 8:30 -9:30 a.m.
5K Run Start: 9:45 a.m.
Walk Start: 10:00 a.m.
One Ridge Park, 136 Oak Ridge Road, Clark, NJ

  • $30 5K registration fee
  • No walker registration fee but earn incentives
  • No charge for children 12 and under and dogs

This is a video from Laverne Williams, a Monarch Housing Board Member about why they walk to fight stigma and raise awareness!

Fighting stigma and raising awareness around mental illness and substance use disorders is linked to Monarch’s work to create homes for the homeless.

NJ Counts 2015 found that 42% of homeless persons reported having some type of disability. The most common disabilities included mental health issues and substance abuse disorders. Among disabled adults, 56% reported mental health issues making it the most prevalent disability.

Fighting stigma and raising awareness around mental illness and substance use disorders is linked to Monarch’s work to create homes for the homeless.

NJ Counts 2015 found that 42% of homeless persons reported having some type of disability. The most common disabilities included mental health issues and substance abuse disorders. Among disabled adults, 56% reported mental health issues making it the most prevalent disability.

Click here to register and join Monarch’s Fight Stigma Team

Key steps to register for the Fight Stigma Walk:

Click here to make a donation to Monarch’s Fight Stigma Team

Questions? Please send us an email, or call Stacy Greene, Director of Development of MHANJ at 973-571-4100, ext. 128.

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