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 »

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 »

Meet the Sackler’s by Priscilla Robinson

Since 1999 we’ve lost more than 700,000 Americans to fatal overdose from opioids (1). But how did we get here? Ever heard of Richard, Jonathan, Kathe or Ilene Sackler? They are the family behind Perdue Pharmaceuticals. Still not ringing a bell? How about this: Purdue Pharma is the maker of the highly addictive opioid pain Read More »

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 Read More »

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 Read More »

Our Stories: LP

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 Read More »

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 Read More »