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  • Board & Corporate Officers Elected - During its first meeting of 2018, Project Freed's Board of Trustees elected its officers and the corporate officer of Project Freedom Inc.   They are: Chair, Board of Trustees Herb  Schneider Vice Chair, Board of Trustees Tim Lutz Treasurer, Board of Trustees Anthony Torrington Secretary, Board of Trustees Dan Surtz President, ... Read more ...
  • “My Medicaid, My Life” by Alice Wong - "My Medicaid, My Life" by Alice Wong,  New York Times -- Opinion/Disability Section, May 3,2017 I am a Medicaid welfare queen. When Republicans talk about safety net programs like Medicaid, Social Security and food stamps, they evoke images of people like me gabbing on their smartphones, eating steak and watching ... Read more ...
  • Justice Department Scraps ADA Guidance - Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he’s rescinding more than two dozen guidance documents including several clarifying the implications of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Among the 25 revoked documents are a number of ADA-related items dating as far back as 1995 offering guidance on everything from service animals to accessible ... Read more ...
  • “My Two Cents” – January 2018 - As I write these words, it is the day after Christmas, so all the parties, have come and gone, with only memories of those good times.  It indeed has been a wonderful year, for which we at Project Freedom have a lot to be thankful.  This year, we obtained our ... Read more ...
  • Donations to PF at Lawrence Brings a Delicious Thanksgiving to Tenants - Project Freedom at Lawrence was blessed to have received numerous food donations from extremely generous people, stores and restaurants to help the tenants celebrate Thanksgiving Day. As always, The Knights of Columbus along with St. Anne’s church began the holidays with a huge donation of 28 turkeys that they delivered ... Read more ...
  • Federal Home Loan Bank of New York Awards Project Freedom $1.6 Million for Gibbsboro - Federal Home Loan Bank of New York Awards 36 Million for 42 Affordable Housing Initiatives Projects will create, rehabilitate or preserve nearly 2,900 affordable housing units New York, NY –  José R. González, president and CEO of the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, announced that the Bank has awarded $36.9 ... Read more ...
  • The 1977 Disability Rights Protest That Broke Records and Changed Laws - The 504 Sit-In was the longest non-violent occupation of a federal building in United States history. BY BRITTANY SHOOT  NOVEMBER 09, 2017 Hundreds of people arrived to the planned protest march in San Francisco on April 5, 1977, weighed down by backpacks bulging with food, medication, and basic supplies. Adults, teenagers, and parents accompanying their ... Read more ...
  • Support Project Freedom on Black Friday - Support us when you shop on Black Friday. Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/22-2532804 and Amazon donates to Project Freedom Inc.
  • Monsters, Spooks, and Red Riding Hood Come to Toms River - Freedom Village at Toms River was recently visited by some strange force that turned tenants and staff into beings not seen before on the complex.  Our cameras caught these pictures!
  • Gala Celebrates 20 Years of Celebrating - Nearly 200 supporters came together last week to celebrate Project Freedom's 2oth Annual Dinner Gala.  Some highlights ad photos:   The Gala featured Mayor David Fried of Robbinsville with the Julia "June" Ronan Angel Award in recognition of Mayor Fried’s “Pay it Forward Initiative."  Mayor Fried has has transformed his yearly State ... Read more ...
  • Arresting Disabled Bodies - How disabled activists turned the fight for Medicaid into a battle for civil rights BY SARAH JONES September 28, 2017 The woman in the wheelchair is resolute. Her voice does not waver; her message does not change. “No cuts to Medicaid!” she shouts. “Save our liberty!” She is a rock, borne ... Read more ...
  • Congress wants to make Americans with disabilities second-class citizens again – The Washington Post - By Tammy Duckworth October 17 Tammy Duckworth, a Democrat, represents Illinois in the U.S. Senate.    On May 28, 1988, Lisa Carl went to her local movie theater, something millions of Americans can do with ease and comfort. Yet when Lisa tried to go into the theater, the manager refused her ticket, ... Read more ...
  • From Norman’s Desk – November 2017 - This year will be the twelfth time in my life that I cast a vote for the governor of NJ.  I remember back in 1973 being forced to vote two weeks ahead of time by absentee ballot because my polling place was not accessible.  I remember in 1992 being challenged ... Read more ...
  • “My Two Cents” November 2017 - Well, we are one week away from our Angel Award Dinner, and staff are busy pulling all the last minute details together.  Thanks to Board member Karol Moss for heading up this committee and for providing the leadership for this event once again. At this year’s Gala, we are honoring ... Read more ...
  • Lawrence Community Band Holiday Concert - Celebrate the Holidays with a Lawrence Community Band Concert December 14th 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Project Freedom at Lawrence All Tenants and the General Public Invited! Mercer Tenants who Need Transportation Please Call Mary or Esther in Robbinsville      
  • 20th Angel Award Gala Coming in November - The 20th Angel Award Gala is scheduled for Saturday, November 11th at The Stone Terrace by John Henry’s in Hamilton, New Jersey.  This year we honor Mayor David Fried of Robbinsville with the 20th Julia "June" Ronan Angel Award in recognition of Mayor Fried’s “Pay it Forward Initiative." We are ... Read more ...
  • Bank of America Supports Gala as Patriot Sponsor - Project Freedom is pleased to announce that Bank of America become a Patriot Sponsor of  the 20th Annual Angel Award Gala.  The 2017 Angel Award Gala is scheduled for Saturday, November 11th at The Stone Terrace by John Henry’s in Hamilton, New Jersey.   Mayor David Fried of Robbinsville, New Jersey, ... Read more ...
  • First Commerce Bank Supports Gala as Angel Sponsor - Project Freedom is pleased to announce that First Commerce Bank  become an Angel Sponsor of  the 20th Annual Angel Award Gala.  The 2017  Angel Award Gala is scheduled for Saturday, November 11th at The Stone Terrace by John Henry’s in Hamilton, New Jersey.   Mayor David Fried of Robbinsville, New Jersey, ... Read more ...
  • Nottingham Insurance Supports Angel Gala Again - Project Freedom is pleased to announce that Nottingham Insurance is again an Angel Sponsor this year for the 20th Annual Angel Award Gala.  The 2017  Angel Award Gala is scheduled for Saturday, November 11th at The Stone Terrace by John Henry’s in Hamilton, New Jersey.   Mayor David Fried of Robbinsville, ... Read more ...
  • TD Bank Supports Angel Award Gala as Angel Sponsor - Project Freedom is pleased to announce that TD Bank  becomes an Angel Sponsor of  the 20th Annual Angel Award Gala.  The 2017  Angel Award Gala is scheduled for Saturday, November 11th at The Stone Terrace by John Henry’s in Hamilton, New Jersey.   Mayor David Fried of Robbinsville, New Jersey, will ... Read more ...
  • McKernan Architects Becomes Angel Sponsor - Project Freedom is pleased to announce that  Joseph F. McKernan Jr. Architects & Associates firm has become an Angel Sponsor of  the 20th Annual Angel Award Gala.   The 2017  Angel Award Gala is scheduled for Saturday, November 11th at The Stone Terrace by John Henry’s in Hamilton, New Jersey.   Mayor David ... Read more ...
  • V.J. Scozzari & Sons, Inc. becomes Gala Event Sponsor Again This Year - Project Freedom is pleased to announce that V.J. Scozzari & Sons, Inc., is once again  an Event Sponsor of Project Freedom's Angel Award Gala.  The 20th Annual Angel Award Gala is scheduled for Saturday, November 11th at The Stone Terrace by John Henry’s in Hamilton, New Jersey.   Mayor David Fried of ... Read more ...
  • NEF Becomes Gala Event Sponsor - Project Freedom is pleased to announce that the National Equity Funds has become an Event Sponsor of the 20th Annual Angel Award Gala.  The 2017  Angel Award Gala is scheduled for Saturday, November 11th at The Stone Terrace by John Henry’s in Hamilton, New Jersey.   Mayor David Fried of Robbinsville, ... Read more ...
  • 2017 Angel Award Gala Coming Soon! - The 20th Angel Award Gala is scheduled for Saturday, November 11th at The Stone Terrace by John Henry’s in Hamilton, New Jersey.  This year we honor Mayor David Fried of Robbinsville with the 20th Julia "June" Ronan Angel Award in recognition of Mayor Fried’s “Pay it Forward Initiative." We are ... Read more ...
  • TD Bank Plants Trees at Westampton - Employee volunteers from TD Bank joined the New Jersey Tree Foundation to plant 37 trees and 21 shrubs at Freedom Village in Westampton on Wednesday.TD Tree Days is a community-based program that nurtures and expands urban forests and green spaces in low- to moderate-income neighborhoods. Since 2010, more than 285,000 ... Read more ...
  • Arresting Disabled Bodies | New Republic - How disabled activists turned the fight for Medicaid into a battle for civil rights The woman in the wheelchair is resolute. Her voice does not waver; her message does not change. “No cuts to Medicaid!” she shouts. “Save our liberty!” She is a rock, borne away by a police officer ... Read more ...
  • “My Two Cents – October 2017 - So, one of the hot topics today in our country, is the use of “Free Speech” which is guaranteed by our Constitution and First Amendment.  Usually this revolves around some kind of protest or some action that certain groups are usually against.  Recently we have seen this in protests involving ... Read more ...
  • “My Two Cents” – September 2017 - I have exciting news to report.  The governor announced last Friday, the Low Income Tax Credit Awards for this year, and Project Freedom has won for both our new projects—West Windsor and Gibbsboro.  Hooray. This is by no means an easy task, and in the past, we have only been ... Read more ...
  • More Apartments Coming! - Project Freedom Inc. Has Been Awarded Funds to Build 72 More Apartments in West Windsor, Mercer County and  an Additional 72 Apartments in Gibbsboro, Camden County!
  • “Whenever any of us encounter disability, we must stop letting our sense of the ‘normal’ shape the choices we make either for ourselves or for others.” - Watching Hamilton With Hearing Difficulties - Pacific Standard How a pair of $15 headphones brought my son with Down syndrome to his favorite musical. DAVID M. PERRY I'm nervous as we settle into our seats at the PrivateBank Theatre in Chicago. Hamilton is going to be loud. The tickets were ... Read more ...
  • From Norman’s Desk – October 2017 - New Jersey will be holding its Seventh Annual Disability Pride Parade and Celebration in Trenton this month.  The event is organized by the Alliance Center for Independent Living based in Edison, and I’m proud to have been a part of the parade since the beginning. I have told this story ... Read more ...
  • The Smart Home - by Sonny Ali reprinted from New Mobility July 2017 As a T5 paraplegic with two young boys, a wife, a full-time job and a nonprofit to run, I can use all the help I can get around the house to stay on top of things. With that in mind, I ... Read more ...
  • Reading to Therapy Dogs Improves Student Literacy Attitudes - Reprinted from Disabled World 05-31-2017 Second-grade students who read aloud to dogs in an afterschool program demonstrated improved attitudes about reading, according to researchers at Tufts Institute for Human-Animal Interaction at Tufts University. Reading skills are often associated with improved academic performance and positive attitudes about school in children. Researchers ... Read more ...
  • From Norman’s Desk – August 2017 - This year will be the twelfth time in my life that I cast a vote for the governor of NJ. I remember back in 1973 being forced to vote two weeks ahead of time by absentee ballot because my polling place was not accessible. I remember in 1992 being challenged ... Read more ...
  • Study finds small but persistent NJ voter disability gap - By Michael Hill Correspondent NJTV News Asbury Park’s Wali Mohammed injured in a car accident was among the 16 million Americans with disabilities who voted in last year’s presidential election, according to a new Rutgers University study. Mohammed says he physically goes to vote in all elections with hope for ... Read more ...
  • Severe Shortage Of Direct Care Workers Triggering Crisis - Reprinted from Kaiser Health News | May 9, 2017 by Judith Graham Acute shortages of home health aides and nursing assistants are cropping up across the country, threatening care for people with serious disabilities and vulnerable older adults. In Minnesota and Wisconsin, nursing homes have denied admission to thousands of ... Read more ...
  • Disability Advocates Protest Medicaid Cuts - by Michelle Diament In what’s being billed as a national day of action, dozens of advocacy groups are joining members of Congress to sound alarm bells about proposed cuts to Medicaid, which they say will have severe consequences for people with disabilities. With rallies on Capitol Hill and across the ... Read more ...