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2014

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United Way of Northern New Jersey accomplishments, events, and staff are featured regularly in media outlets across the region. Here are recent examples of United Way’s work being represented in the news:

The Montclair TimesThe Montclair Times
December 18, 2014

40 percent of Montclairites 'housing burdened'
For a family making $35,000 per year, it may mean being forced to choose between one necessity or another.
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Daily RecordDaily Record
December 14, 2014

Need for caregivers explodes as Boomers age
"Caregiving is our future," said Carol DeGraw, of the United Way Caregivers Coalition in Morris County, "and it's just going to get bigger and bigger."
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Courier NewsCourier News
November 12, 2014

Livin on a Prayer
Bon Jovi wants to help NJ’s middle class.
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NJ.comNJ.com
October 30, 2014

Two years after Sandy, a plan to help kids respond to stress
With an $800,000 grant through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, United Way of Northern New Jersey can put into action a plan to help address lingering post traumatic stress that children may feel in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
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NJBIZNJBIZ
October 28, 2014

Grant will help United Way, College of St. Elizabeth help public school students with mental health, post-Sandy
The School Culture and Climate Initiative, a collaboration between United Way and the College of Saint Elizabeth will tackle the Sandy post-traumatic stress still being experienced by students, and build resilience for future events in more than a dozen northern New Jersey communities repeatedly hit hard by natural disasters.
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The Chronicle of PhilanthropyThe Chronicle of Philanthropy
October 9, 2014

The Income-Inequality Divide Hits Generosity
The growing income gap between the rich and poor in America is reshaping generosity across the nation.
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The RecordThe Record
September 19, 2014

Editorial: Jersey’s Poor – Despite high incomes, poverty rises
It's time for New Jersey lawmakers to put politics aside and explore ways to ensure that all families in the state are able to meet basic needs.
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The Montclair TimesThe Montclair Times
September 18, 2014

Yes, even here: Struggling to make ends meet
In Essex County 47 percent of households can’t afford basic necessities.
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NJ 101.5NJ 101.5
September 17, 2014

NJ households struggling to make ends meet
More than a third of New Jersey households aren’t bringing in the money they need to cover the basic cost of living, according to a new report from United Way of Northern New Jersey.
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NJTVNJTV
September 15, 2014

Report: 38 percent of NJ households struggle to afford necessities
Toms River resident Christine Labrutto browses Ocean County Hunger Relief’s thrift store. It’s one of the few places she can afford to shop.
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Star LedgerStar Ledger
September 14, 2014

Amid great wealth, many teeter on edge of poverty
A new study conducted by the United Way of Northern New Jersey shows an alarming number of New Jersey residents are struggling to meet basic needs.
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Courier NewsCourier News
September 14, 2014

Can you afford N.J.?
For a growing number, wages are not keeping up with cost.
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Daily RecordDaily Record
September 14, 2014

Number of households on brink is growing
The number of Morris County households struggling to make ends meet increased from 20 to 26 percent in the years since the Great Recession.
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New Jersey HeraldNew Jersey Herald
September 14, 2014

30 percent who live in county can’t afford it
United Way of Northern New Jersey’s second ALICE Report shows that a growing number of working families struggle to make ends meet every day.
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Asbury Park PressAsbury Park Press
September 14, 2014

Study: 38 percent of households struggle
The increasing share of workers on the brink threatens to put a strain on schools, housing and the health care system.
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The Express-TimesThe Express-Times
September 6, 2014

Warren County caregivers find support from United Way
United Way of Northern New Jersey will hold the county’s first caregivers conference.
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Hartford CourantHartford Courant
August 2, 2014

United Way ALICE Reception at NBC in Connecticut
United Way and Comcast hosted a reception for CNBC’s Ron Insana and United Way of Northern New Jersey CEO John Franklin on the eve of a sold-out business breakfast about ALICE.
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Star LedgerStar Ledger
June 25, 2014

New Jerseyans getting priced out of child care
The cost of quality child care has skyrocketed out of the reach of many hardworking families – households United Way calls ALICE – Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed.
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Courier NewsCourier News
January 12, 2014

Making ends meet
No longer is the label of poverty limited to the individual or family sleeping on the street or in a homeless shelter. The faces and the circumstances of those struggling to survive in New Jersey are changing.
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