300 People Walked and Ran to Fight Stigma

More than 300 people participated in the Fight Stigma Walk on Saturday November 7th. The event was co-sponsored by the Mental Health Association in NJ (MHANJ) and Monarch Housing Associates.

Today, we unite in a shared goal – to fight against the negative perceptions of mental illness and addiction, working toward increasing acceptance.

 Said Carolyn Beauchamp, President and CEO of MHANJ.

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.

Richard W BrownSaid Richard W Brown.

The walk was held this year at Oak Ridge Park in Clark NJ.

We thank those sponsors who supported Monarch Housing. For a full list click here.

$2,500 Gold Sponsor

Enterprise Communities

$1,000 Silver Sponsors

The Alpert Group
Andora & Romano
Basement Waterproofing Solutions
Coughlin Management
Suede Promotions
Basement Waterproofing Solutions
Sal Orapallo, General Contractor
United Way of Hudson County

$500 Scholarship Sponsors

DelSano Contracting
Kitchen & Associates

$100 Route Marker Sponsors

Alternatives, Inc. (2 Markers)
Steven S. Cohen Architect
Integrity House
Law Office of Jeffrey R. Kuschner, Esq.
Mid Atlantic Engineering
Sincox Associates
Special Homes Of NJ
Lewis Environmental Group (3 Markers)
Martin Jewelers
Bob Kley
Gordon Ur
Maryanne Guenther
Ada Melendez-McGuinness
Carol Kasabach

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