In October, the Waterfront Project, Inc. hosted a “Homeless Help Village” event that provided food and medical care to the homeless in Hudson County.
Ernest Holmes has often slept out on the streets since he got out of prison in January. Said Holmes about the event to a Jersey Journal reporter, “It’s helping us now — we’re eating.”
The event took place at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church and partners included CarePoint Health, North Hudson Community Action Corporation and Covenant Health. Information about housing assistance and other resources was available.
Said Water Front Executive Director Elizabeth Caraballo about the event,
“The idea stemmed from seeing so many people come to us who have either lived or live on the street or in a shelter.”
The Stevens Institute of Technology hosted a panel discussion on homelessness.
The Waterfront Project, Inc. is a legal center founded in 2013 that provides free legal representation, assistance and advocacy to the poor, homeless and disenfranchised of Hudson County. The organization has provided “legal guidance, advice and direct representation in over 50 legal matters” for the needy.