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.
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
$1,000 Silver Sponsors
$100 Route Marker Sponsors
Alternatives, Inc. (2 Markers)
Steven S. Cohen Architect
Law Office of Jeffrey R. Kuschner, Esq.
Mid Atlantic Engineering
Special Homes Of NJ
Lewis Environmental Group (3 Markers)
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