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CHABAD OF HUNTERDON COUNTY OUTREACH SERVICES AND PROGRAMS

No One Left Behind!

FOOD, CLOTHING, & FURNITURE ASSISTANCE

Chabad of Hunterdon offers food, furniture, and clothing to families in need.

  • Freshly cooked meals to over 30 families monthly
  • Distributed 50 warm winter coats during the cold season in 2015/16
  • Secured 50 boxes of new, unsold merchandise from Carhartt and distributed to 75 local families
  • Facilitated the donations of 100 lightly used Furniture and household items to families in need in 2016/17

 

HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE

Chabad runs the largest Holiday Toy Drive in the Hunterdon County area.

During Chabad’s toy drive there are over 3000 new toys collected at 10 drop-off locations. These toys are then distributed through the United Way and the Hunterdon Medical Center each holiday season

 

DRUG & ALCOHOL REHABILITATION

Chabad of Hunterdon plays a critical role in providing mentoring and guidance to the local youth population who are at higher risk of being affected by the current heroin epidemic. Chabad has established youth groups in each of the 5 local high schools.

  • Collaborating with local experts in the field
  • Focusing resources on education and prevention programs
  • Providing mentoring to 150 local high school students

 

FUNERAL & BURIAL SOCIETY

Chabad runs the Hunterdon Burial Society.

  • Providing bereaved families without financial means a complete and dignified funeral and burial
  • Coordinating and makes arrangements for religious burial needs and honoring of the deceased

     

    PRISON CHAPLAINCY

    Chabad provides chaplaincy and advocacy services to inmates in all the local correctional facilities.

  • Warren County Correctional Facility
  • Edna Mahan Women's Correctional Facility
  • Mountain View Youth Development Center
  • Somerset County Jail

 

HOMEBOUND / RETIREMENT HOME VISITATIONS

Chabad of Hunterdon pairs local volunteers with homebound seniors and assisted living / retirement homes.

  • Companionship
  • Social activities
  • Spiritual programming
  • Holiday events
  • 40 volunteers and 150 visitations in 2016 alone

 

HOSPITAL VISITATIONS

Chabad provides chaplaincy services to patients of all backgrounds and faiths throughout the year.

  • Rabbi Eli Kornfeld is a chaplain at the Hunterdon Medical Center and is on call for emergent medical counseling and hospice care
  • Services are provided in local hospitals and residences throughout the county
  • Visitation and service was provided to over 300 patients in 2015

 

THANKSGIVING JOY

Chabad of Hunterdon hosts a community wide Thanksgiving Dinner and delivers meals.

  • In 2016 Chabad hosted Thanksgiving dinner for 75 members of the Freedom House, a long term residential treatment house for men recovering from addiction
  • Chabad delivers freshly cooked Thanksgiving meals to homebound seniors

 

COUNSELING

Many families experience struggles during crisis. Chabad of Hunterdon offers services to aid in coping with difficult situations.

  • Spiritual counseling to families of all backgrounds and faiths
  • Collaboration with many local organizations and governmental agencies to refer and advocate for a broad range of assistance
  • Chabad provided active counseling for 300 families in 2016

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