Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Senior Center in Morristown Town Hall will be open to the public as a 'warming shelter' from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Morristown firehouse on Speedwell Avenue open 24/7 effective Tuesday.
Baby, it's cold outside. And, we don't even have any fluffy, fun snow to show for it (of course, that might be the last thing anyone wants come Friday). This might come as a shock to many, but after the temperature rose into the 50s on Sunday, it has dropped deep into the 20s since and is not expected to climb out until sometime next week. In response, Morristown has opened its Senior Center--located in Town Hall--to the public as a "warming shelter" until further notice. Regular hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Morristown Fire Department firehouse on Speedwell Avenue also is open 24/7 for winter relief, effective immediately. As if the super cold temperature isn't bad enough, early predictions indicate a …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Gov. Chris Christie says, "we need to do better."
Homelessness is something those without a home don't like to talk about. Those who feel we as a society have failed these people, which has lead to their circumstances, don't like to talk about it. But, it is a failure, and we need to do better. Those words from Gov. Chris Christie during a video posted to YouTube on April 18, addressing the homeless population in New Jersey. Christie signed Executive Order 92 creating the Interagency Council on Homelessness to combat homelessness. The Council is tasked with better identifying and addressing the needs of homeless New Jerseyans as part of a longterm plan to help assist those individuals affected by homelessness and to prevent homelessness from taking hold in the future. The order was signed…
Friday, May 20, 2011
The Garrity's had been living at Homeless Solutions shelter.
Friday, May 20, 2011
It was a dream come true for the Garrity family, who were shocked to discover they had been named the winners of "Dream Home" contest, sponsored by the WABC television program Live With Regis & Kelly. Mackenzie Garrity, a seventh-grader at Frelinghuysen Middle School, wrote a letter for the contest earlier this year, stating that, "I am not writing this letter because we want this house, I am writing because we need this house.” The family had been living with family and in a shelter provided by Homeless Solutions since 2008, when their home had gone into foreclosure and the children's parents' marriage ended. Mackenzie is the oldest of the four children for Judith, who has spent much of the last 20 years as a nurse's aide in the area, …