On Saturday, December 19th at 11am -- join New Jersey Together leaders in Morris County as we watch the PBS Documentary "The Definition of Insanity" together. It tells the story of Judge Steven Leifman & Miami-Dade County's pioneering "Criminal Mental Health Project & Jail Diversion Program." We'll discuss what it can mean for our work in Morris County and across New Jersey afterwards.
All are welcome.
Materials & Upcoming Meetings
Download the initial Morris County
Housing Fact Sheet.
Mark Your calendars for upcoming meetings:
Housing Team: Wednesday, December 16th at 7pm on Zoom. Link to join here.
Joint Criminal Justice & Mental Health Team: Watch Party, Saturday, December 19th at 11am on Zoom. Link to register here.
Mental Health & Addiction Team: Tuesday, January 12th at 7:30pm on Zoom. Link to join here.
If you would like to be added to a particular email list or have a calendar invite, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On June 22nd, 140+ people from more than 15 religious congregations & non-profits in Morris County came together to launch a listening campaign. Attendees committed to listen to more than 2,000 people.
In late October, when we reported back, we had listened to more than 2,400 people in Morris County.
It's not too late to tell your story. Join us in this work in one of the following ways:
In 2018, religious congregations and non-profits in the Morris Area began to discuss what it would mean to organize across lines of difference. This work accelerated in 2019, and leaders are preparing to launch our work together in a new way in 2020.
If you are interested in getting involved or involving your religious congregation or non-profit, reach out to us at email@example.com. You can also contact one of the leaders below.
Initial Action to date:
During this moment, our team of leaders has begun to act. Learn more about what we have done below, and get involved!
Expanding access to food for low-income families during spring break, working with the Morris School District.
Pressing landlords to pass along mortgage forbearance to renters in need.
Setting up a rent-relief fund for struggling Morris County families.
Beginning work & listening about the criminal justice system in Morris County. Share your story here.
Bethel AME Church, Morristown
Brookside Community Church, Mendham
Calvary Baptist Church, Morristown
Center for Spiritual Living Morristown
Church of the Redeemer, Morristown
COGIC For All Saints, Morristown
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Florham Park
Morris Habitat for Humanity
Morristown Stake of the Church of Latter Day Saints, Morristown Unitarian Fellowship
Morristown United for Healthy Living
Morristown United Methodist Church
Presbyterian Church in Morristown
St. Mark Lutheran Church, Morristown
St. Margaret's Catholic Church, Morristown
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Morristown
Temple B'nai Or, Morristown
Wind of the Spirit
We are at the beginning of our work together. If you would like to be involved, please reach out & join us! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.