Paramus, NJ, May 12, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Care Plus Foundation will be honoring those who have provided exemplary service on behalf of others who are facing the challenges of mental illness and substance abuse at their annual Courage Awards Gala on June 12, 2012. Homes of Montclair Ecumenical Corp. (HOMECorp) is one of three who have been named as honorees; other honorees include Bergen County Freeholder David L. Ganz and a nationally-recognized guest honoree that is pending announcement in May.
“We’re thrilled to be acknowledged for the work we’ve done in the community for almost 25 years,” said Beverly Riddick, Executive Director of HOMECorp. “This honor also shows the strength of our partnership with Care Plus NJ, and recognizes the importance of the services that we provide.”
HOMECorp is a community-based non-profit organization, formed in 1988 by concerned residents and religious institutions in Montclair, New Jersey to improve and develop housing in Montclair. Its mission is to provide safe, permanently affordable homes in Montclair and to promote neighborhood development. As an organization, HOMECorp seeks to strengthen the community foundation by assisting families who are largely disenfranchised from the robust housing market in Montclair.
The Courage Awards Gala, now in its 14th year, is the Foundation’s largest annual fundraising event, attracting attendees from across the state, including representatives and supporters from the Northern New Jersey business community. It is being held at the Venetian in Garfield, New Jersey. The event includes a cocktail hour, dinner, entertainment, a silent auction, raffles, and more. This year will include a special raffle of three 18K White Gold Kwiat Jewelry pieces – valued at over $20,000 – graciously donated by Devon Fine Jewelry of Wyckoff.
The Foundation is currently welcoming sponsors and dinner guests. For more information, about the event or raffle, visit http://www.CarePlusFoundation.org or call 201-986-5070. For more information about HOMECorp, visit http://www.homecorp.org.
About Care Plus Foundation
The Care Plus Foundation – a supporting arm of Care Plus NJ – was created with a mission to decrease the stigma of mental illness and pave the way to accessibility of care for those looking to seek help. As a 501c(3) non-profit organization, all donations are tax deductible in accordance with Federal and State regulations.
About Care Plus NJ, Inc.
Care Plus NJ is a northern New Jersey provider of recovery-focused mental health, substance abuse and family services that addresses the unique needs of individuals with a holistic approach to recovery and overall wellness. Operating out of 23 sites – including three outpatient centers located in Paramus, Fair Lawn, and Montclair, ten residential facilities, offices at three local hospitals, and seven community offices – their services are convenient to clients located throughout Northern New Jersey.