JBJ Soul Homes – Newark, NJ
HELP Genesis JBJ Soul Homes, located in Newark, NJ, opened on December 8, 2009. This public-private partnership with Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation and developer HELP USA produced 51 new units of affordable housing with support services for those of low-income and special-needs. The residents includes environmentally-friendly features, including a green roof, and there is a 2,500 square-foot community center as well.
The families residing at HELP Genesis JBJ Soul Homes receive a continuum of services to promote family stabilization, case management, and employment services provided both by HELP staff and local providers. In addition, HELP’s community center offers programs designed to meet the needs of both the HELP Genesis JBJ Soul Homes tenants and the residents of the North Ward.
Twenty-five percent of the apartments have tenants living with AIDS, making HELP Genesis JBJ Soul Homes the first residential facility in New Jersey to provide permanent housing that is fully integrated with the services of a post-acute care AIDS facility. In this case, the tenants were referred by Broadway House for Continuing Care, a post-acute care AIDS facility just a few blocks away in the North Ward.
To learn more about HELP USA visit helpusa.org
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