Combating Overdose in a Crisis

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, New Jersey Resource Project went fully virtual by the second week of March and End Overdose team members quickly came up with a plan B for 2020. We adapted our events from in person to all virtual and devised a plan to connect with more impacted people through new technology Read More »

Community Connections in 2020

At the end of 2019 leaders were clear on the path they wanted New Jersey Resource Project to take in 2020. We came back from the holidays, met with teams and began our journey. Then COVID hit and we knew everything was about to change. We didn’t know for how long or even how large Read More »

Election Results during COVID-19

Just about everything is different in 2020, and the November election will be no exception.  One of the biggest differences is that there may not be a clear winner on election night.  Every eligible voter should have their voice heard and their vote counted. It is going to take longer to count the votes and Read More »

Medication Assisted Treatment to End Overdose More Important Amidst COVID 

Before the coronavirus crisis, another crisis lurked, the overdose crisis. Now the overdose crisis is wrapped inside the COVID-19 crisis. What has that meant for sufferers of substance use disorders? The results have been a decrease in access to in-person recovery and therapy sessions as they transitioned to online, either telemedicine or Zoom meetings. Access Read More »

Housing crisis and the pandemic

As unemployment has surged because of layoffs and business closings related to the COVID-19, pandemic, government aid from the Cares Act, from the PPP program, and state unemployment fund has helped stabilize income for some, but it’s not enough. The number of renters and homeowners unable to pay their rent or their mortgage payments increased Read More »

Should Schools Reopen?

One of the thorniest situations to arise during the coronavirus pandemic has been whether or not to reopen schools and if so how to do so safely. Schools reopened in a variety of ways; a minority started as all in-person instruction, some all-virtual learning, but most began as a hybrid, a mix of in-person and Read More »

Twin Devastations of COVID and Climate Change 

NJ is impacted by sea level rise more than many other places in the country and even the world. We also have seen some of the highest numbers of COVID-19 cases in the country. Working together though, we now have some of the lowest numbers of cases. We can work together to become one of Read More »

Letter to the Editor: Lifesaving Medicines are Out of Our Reach

Letter to the Editor: Lifesaving Medicines are Out of Our Reach by Emmanuella Osei Southern Ocean Times 9/3/20 – TapInto.net 8/26/20 Summertime at the Jersey Shore has come and gone, with vacationers and locals alike itching to get out of their houses and feel a sense of normalcy – heightening the risk of COVID-19 transmission Read More »

Meet our Community Captains!

Five years before COVID-19 hit, the New Jersey Resource Project was formed to respond to what had been New Jersey’s biggest disaster – Superstorm Sandy.  We learned a tremendous amount about the lasting impact of disaster on our physical, mental, and economic well being and what can be done to mitigate those impacts.  In early Read More »

Getting to the numbers we need

Governor Murphy’s announcement that 97 fewer New Jerseyans died from a preventable overdose shows New Jersey still has a long way to go to adequately respond to the overdose crisis.  Last year Americans saw a 5% decrease in overdose deaths for the first time since the 1990’s. While New Jersey’s overdose deaths decreased by 3% Read More »