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NORWESCAP 50 Years Anniversary
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Skylands RSVP
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On July 20, 1965, the Northwest New Jersey Community Action Partnership (NORWESCAP) was incorporated by a group of concerned citizens from Hunterdon, Sussex and Warren County. NORWESCAP is one of 23 Community Action Agencies in New Jersey State, and one of over 1,000 nationwide founded on a common purpose: to support low-income households as they develop their abilities to be self-supporting and develop family and community relationships that will sustain self-reliance. Since that time we have expanded into Morris, Somerset and Passaic Counties and grown to assist more than 35,000 individuals each year with a portfolio of emergency, preventative and self sufficiency services.

Half a century later, we are preparing to celebrate our long term commitment and success in the community. Each month we will feature a program that will have media coverage and special events. The agency will receive proclamations from elected officials, bury a time capsule and culminate the year with a gala celebration. It is our belief that every person should have access to a future that includes sufficient resources, good relationships and a meaningful life.

Of course, we haven’t been able to do accomplish our vision without our community partners and friends like you. Will you join us in this celebration through sponsorships and participation in our events? We look forward to serving the community for another 50 years and hope that you will help us make northwest New Jersey a stronger place for everyone to live.
Volunteering is alive and kicking in New Jersey! As the baby boomers retire many are stepping forward in their communities to volunteer. Even with the influx of potential help, and especially in this time of economic stress, grant monies for many non-profit agencies are in short supply. Money shortfalls impact all agencies in our area, and sometimes it’s difficult, especially for the smaller non-profit groups, but also the larger organizations, to meet their goals without the help of community volunteers.
Local assistance is available to bring volunteers and non-profit agencies together. Skylands RSVP is a community volunteer resource center for individuals 55 and over and is sponsored locally by NORWESCAP, Inc. www.norwescap.org . RSVP is a part of Senior Corps, a program of the Corporation for National & Community Service. Think of RSVP as a “one stop shopping place” where, as a volunteer, you can choose where, when and how you can serve and the type of impact you wish to have on your community.
For example you can lead an exercise program for older adults, mentor a child, be a member of a board, assist Medicare beneficiaries, or help low-income individuals and seniors with filing their tax returns. With each new experience, volunteers meet new people and work to solve new problems. Living a satisfying and fulfilling life means helping others, staying involved, giving back to the community and having fun. RSVP offers the chance to do all of these! To find out more, call NORWESCAP’s Skylands RSVP and at 1-888-387-9830 or 973-784-4900.

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WHY NORWESCAP

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:

  • Economic and Employment Building
  • Nutrition and Healthy Living
  • Child and Family Development
  • Housing

We will also provide community services in:

  • Information and Outreach
  • Volunteer Services
  • Emergency Services

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.

As an organization, we will invest our funding and management time in the highest value projects or agency improvements that can best help families and individuals reach self-sufficiency and strengthen our communities.

News and Upcoming Events

20th Annual 5K Run/3K Walk - 2015-09-20

COPS on the R.U.N. - 2015-08-08

First Time Home Buyers Workshop - 2015-06-11

Mother's Day Event - 2015-05-12

- 2015-05-07

2015 Morris County Seniors and Persons with Disabilities Art Show! - 2015-05-04

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Open Letter from Terry Newhard, Executive Director NORWESCAP

They say that every organization has a set of values, whether or not they are written down. The values guide the perspective of the organization as well as its actions. To me, values are what guide the organization when they are tested in difficult situations and show up in the agency’s culture. Recently, our board and staff reflected on our core priorities and created a new values statement based on what we believe is true.

VALUE-We will be dedicated to providing value to our clients, community and our co-workers;
ADVENTUROUS-We will be adventurous, creative and innovative in bringing new resources to impacting poverty and improving our communities;
LOYAL-We will be loyal stewards holding the organization in the highest esteem and in trust for the public and the community;
UNIFIED-We will be one unified agency representing the promise and hope of every person.
EMPATHETIC-We will be empathetic, understanding, nonjudgmental with our clients and passionate in our approaches to impacting poverty. In your interactions with NORWESCAP, we anticipate that you will experience these values in our actions and behaviors. While nothing in this world is perfect, if we consistently stray from these values, you should “call us out on it” and let me know.

Our goal is to live our mission, vision and values so we can be the leader in community service and the catalyst for our clients to experience changed lives.