Our Stories: Jody Stewart 

After Superstorm Sandy I found myself angry at everything. I didn’t know who to direct my anger or even how to do. I heard about the New Jersey Resource Project and the changes they were making. Being part of  a power organization such as the New Jersey Resource Project has given me a sense of…

Our Stories: Lisa Cubeiro

I’m college educated, and had a really good job making $65k a year. I worked seven days a week, and was the primary breadwinner for the first seven years of my marriage. We planned to have children. One day, on the job, I slipped on gravel over a metal plate in the street, which broke…

Our Stories: Layla Polk

I’m a mother of two, and a student at Stockton. I was doing well until a year ago when I lost my job while pregnant, then lost my apartment. Things went downhill from there. I didn’t have a car, or money for a car. I signed up for TANF, which was temporary. I was trying…

Our Stories: Joe Karcz

Our Stories: Joe Karcz In 2002, I got divorced, bought a little bungalow, and renovated it—everything down to the studs—while I was in between knee surgeries. I completed all the rooms except for the bathroom, and then Superstorm Sandy hit. My home was severely damaged. I never thought it would take over 65 months to…

In the Press: Safety Net

“MacArthur defends his linchpin health care amendment to raucous crowd” by Lauren Fox CNN Politics 05/10/17 http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/10/politics/tom-macarthur-town-hall/index.html   “‘They’re sentencing me to death’: Medicaid recipients on the Republican healthcare plan” by Lauren Gambino The Guardian 06/25/17 https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/25/medicaid-republican-healthcare-plan-affordable-care-act   “ROBINSON: MacArthur should fight to prevent Medicaid cuts” by Joanna Robinson Asbury Park Press 06/07/17 http://www.app.com/story/opinion/columnists/2017/06/07/robinson-macarthur-fight-prevent-medicaid-cuts/102580882/  …