NORWESCAP’s mission is to improve the lives of low income individuals and families in need in Northwest New Jersey primarily by offering, referring or collaborating with others to provide programs and education which help foster self-sufficiency in the following domains:
We will also provide community services in:
NORWESCAP will strive to measure our progress through self-sufficiency scales driven by defined outcomes.
NORWESCAP will ultimately try to see that families have self-sufficiency across domains, seeking to strengthen the family as a whole by looking across all of a family’s needs.
|News and Upcoming Events
Race Fun Hunger - 2014-09-21
Cops n Kids Reading Room - 2014-08-30
Walk n' Talk - 2014-08-25
Girls' Empowerment Focus Group - 2014-08-21
Family Swim Night - 2014-08-15
Cops On The R.U.N. - 2014-08-09
|Open Letter from Terry Newhard, Executive Director NORWESCAP
As we approach our 50th anniversary, the board and staff have taken the time to reflect on why we are in business, where we hope to be in the future as a result of our work and what we value. The outcome of those discussions led to three new statements; mission, vision and values. Over the next three letters, I will speak to each of these important organizational proclamations. Let’s start with our new mission statement: “Strengthening communities by creating opportunities that impact poverty.”
There are three parts to this statement:
· Strengthening communities –By reducing the impact of poverty, not only does the individual family benefit, but the whole community benefits. Our Pathways to Prosperity Initiative has had profound changes in the lives of the leaders (participants). At the same time, many Sussex County residents have “stepped up” and become involved; making the whole community stronger.
· …by creating opportunities – We can’t change anyone’s life or behavior; we can only help with some of the tools to get them there. Recently, one of our Family Success Center parents wanted to have an arts program. Our role was to secure a grant from the Horizon Foundation. She designed the whole concept and the program was a smash. Her life was lifted and so were the lives of 40 children and 15 volunteers. Who knows what long term impact that will have on those children?
· …that Impact poverty – At the end of the day, the reason we are business is to reduce the impact of poverty and move families toward a more self reliant life. There’s nothing more exciting than talking to a young adult that attended Head Start who went on to graduate from college; ending the cycle of poverty.