The York Street Project March Madness Happy Hour
The Shannon March 16th 7-10pm
Joanne Kramer, a long time Hoboken resident is hosting a fundraiser for the York Street Project in Jersey City. This is a wonderful local non-profit armed with the mission to end the cycle of poverty. The York Street Project helps women by providing shelter, education and childcare. Here is there website, which really layouts what they offer the community. Link: http://www.yorkstreetproject.org/
The event will be held at the Shannon on Friday, March 16th. The event has been given the whole back room, which houses 26 HD TVs & a 106″ HD projection screen. No 1st round March Madness games will be missed! A $40 per paid ticket ($45 at the door) will get donors an open bar from 7-10pm; a taste of the best Italian delis in Hoboken; and a chance to win this year’s 50-50.
About The York Street Project
The mission of York Street Project is to weave innovative programs that shelter, feed, educate and promote the healing and independence of persons in need, especially women and their children.
This mission is acted out in four interrelated and coordinated yet separate programs:
The Nurturing Place – Where Learning & Nurturing Go Hand in Hand
Childhood development for homeless and low-income children aged four months to six years whose mothers reside in
St. Joseph’s Home or attend Kenmare High School. Here they can overcome damage to their minds, bodies, and spirits from the effects of poverty, poor nutrition and dysfunctional family situations.
St. Joseph’s Home – An Oasis from a Life of Poverty and Despair
Provides a homeless woman and her child(ren) with 18 months of supportive, communal living as she works to improve her life and attain permanent, affordable housing. More than just a shelter,
St. Joseph’s provides its families with ongoing social services from a team of professionals that include counseling, crisis intervention, family therapy, health education, parenting, and family budgeting.
Kenmare High School – An Education for a Lifetime
A fully accredited alternative high school providing women aged 17-35 who dropped out of the public or private school system with a second chance to earn a diploma. Additionally, we furnish the counseling, social services, and childcare support at our onsite center, The Nurturing Place.
St. Mary’s Residence - A Place to Call Home
Safe, affordable housing for single working women with limited incomes. The Residence provides affordable housing, meals, and communal living services for each woman, allowing her to concentrate on improving her language and job skills for a better future.