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 »

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 »

Black Friday Deals for the Sackler Family?

Remember when we introduced you to the Sacklers? One of America’s wealthiest families that owns Purdue Pharma and was responsible for pushing opioid painkillers and lying about how they were non-addictive and safe? Well. They’re going for some serious Black Friday discounts on the pain and tragedy they’ve caused in our communities.   If you Read More »

Under Water: New Jersey’s Battle for our Families and Future

“It is important for the people of New Jersey to realize the effects climate change is having on our community”- Tricia McAvoy, Brick Township-based community leader New Jersey is uniquely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. In particular rising sea levels, frequent flooding, and increasingly intense storms affect communities.  According to the Washington Post, Read More »

Project Overview

New Jersey Resource Project (NJRP) partnered with a Stockton University sociology class this year to collect stories of Sandy survivors who are still battling flooding. NJRP has been talking to a large range of shore residents to connect the dots between flooding and the need for renewable energy so that we can slow rising temperatures. Read More »

Fran’s Story

by Gabby and Christina Fran, 75, resides on a quaint street in Ventnor, New Jersey, where she has lived in the same cozy home since 1974. She is an important and beloved member of her community, volunteering with organizations such as Jewish Family Services and the New Jersey Knitting Guild. In addition, she is a Read More »