Good News and Bad News for Ida Recovery

Ida survivors identified key next steps coming out of our Community Meetings – and one key next step was getting grant funds moving to help families.  As part of that, the New Jersey Organizing Project1 organized meetings with both Congressman Malinowski and Congressman Gottheimer and Ida survivors to discuss the impacts of Ida, mitigation issues, Read More »

Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Momentum Fund

We are honored to be part of the inaugural cohort of grant recipients of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Momentum Fund. The purpose of this grant is to support grassroots organizations like us that are working to advance policy solutions that directly address structural racial inequities in our communities. It’s not always clear that structural Read More »

Job Openings

Have a passion for your community? Ever look around and think, ‘Somebody should do something?’ Jump on board – at NJRP – we believe we are that somebody.  We change hearts and minds and win real results for our communities.  The New Jersey Resource Project is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate and Read More »

NJRP Institute 2021

“Disaster shocks us out of slumber, but only skillful efforts keep us awake.” ― Rebecca Solnit, A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster   “Blessed the agitator; whose touch makes the dead walk; Blessed the organizer; who discovers the strength of wounds; Blessed all fighters.  ― Thomas McGrath, Letter to an Read More »

COVID-19, Natural Disasters, and Mental Health

COVID-19 has given many of us the opportunity to slow down, pick up new hobbies, and connect deeper with the people we live with. But of course we know, and most of us have experienced in some way, that the pandemic has also brought many unprecedented challenges in our lives. Financial burdens, grief, housing insecurity, Read More »

What does Offshore Wind that Works for Our Communities look like?

The Jersey Shore is unique and special. Some of us call it home, some of us visit it frequently. All of us benefit from the tourism and fishing economies.  Over the last 10 years we have seen severe weather become more frequent, our local businesses struggle and many of our communities are already living with Read More »

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 »