New Community Career & Technical Institute Helps Formerly Homeless Student on Path to Success
New Community Career & Technical Institute Culinary Arts student Jerrell Mann is now the lead cook at Better Life, where he also resides. Photo courtesy of Jerrell Mann.

New Community Career & Technical Institute Helps Formerly Homeless Student on Path to Success

New Community Career & Technical Institute (NCCTI) offers more than just a quality post-secondary education. The instruction it provides sets students on a path to success, often with life-changing results.…

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Essex County Wellness Respite Services Helps Those In Crisis At Better Life
Essex County Wellness Respite Services Program Manager Kenisha Bakayoko, Wellness Associate Melanie Nascimento and former guest Donald Williams, left to right, complete a puzzle, which is one of the activities respite guests participate in during their 10-day stay.

Essex County Wellness Respite Services Helps Those In Crisis At Better Life

Dealing with mental health issues like anxiety and depression or substance abuse issues can be overwhelming and even debilitating. For individuals in crisis, hospitalization has been the traditional course of…

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Better Life Open House Highlights Programs And Services
New Community CEO Richard Rohrman discussed the many years and entities involved in making sure Better Life became the facility it is today.

Better Life Open House Highlights Programs And Services

New Community Corporation and Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey (CSPNJ) hosted an open house at Better Life Nov. 15 to showcase the various programs and services offered to the…

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Better Life Engagement Center Helps Connect Homeless To Resources
Better Life Engagement Center Resource Specialist Adiba Saleem, left, has a meeting with Shahid Rashad, who is accessing services at the center and also volunteers his time to help with operations.

Better Life Engagement Center Helps Connect Homeless To Resources

Imagine being homeless, unable to find permanent housing and getting frustrated with each passing day. That was the life of cancer survivor Christopher Mitchell who moved to New Jersey in…

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