Nursing Student Scholarships Support Healthier Communities

  The Independent College Fund of New Jersey (ICFNJ) has posted a new scholarship funded by Partners for Health.  Junior and senior nursing students attending Bloomfield College and Caldwell University can apply for this competitive scholarship through ICFNJ at http://www.njcolleges.org/icfnj-student-scholarship-information#Partners_for_Health. Five successful candidates will receive a $5,000 award toward the cost of attendance in 2016-17. …read more…

YOUNG VOICES: A Community Conversation

The subjects that teens explore when creating films provided a platform for a wonderful panel discussion about the concerns of local youth and how our community can provide a safety net to support them.  The event was held on Wednesday, May 4 and was presented by Partners for Health as part of the Montclair Film …read more…

Edgemont Park House – Open House & Ribbon Cutting

The Township of Montclair celebrated Older American’s Month with an open house and ribbon cutting to officially kick-off senior programs and activities at Edgemont Park House.  The event was held on Tuesday, May 3. Edgemont Park House has seen significant upgrades, new equipment and additional staff in anticipation of its opening as a space for …read more…

Making Healthy Choices Easier

By Matthew LaZaro In early March, my Package Design class at Montclair State University was given an assignment to design a label for a bag of popcorn, a healthy snack that would be distributed to major sponsors of the 2016 Montclair Film Festival.  The “client” was Partners for Health Foundation, which is co-presenting a panel …read more…

Matching Grants Programs Results in $400,000 to Fight Local Hunger and Homelessness

Community members opened their hearts and their wallets to help raise more than $400,000 donated through the Partners for Health Foundation’s Holiday Matching Grants program to seven local soup kitchens, food pantries and agencies that provide services to the homeless. Contributions of $202,700 from 438 individuals and families were matched dollar for dollar by Partners …read more…

Kitchen Renovation at The Montclair Inn

Joy Kay, Executive Director, Montclair Shared Housing Association The residents at The Montclair Inn are always filled with pride when they talk about life at the Inn. Since 1990 it has been a residence for independent seniors who enjoy the camaraderie of the small community and the warmth and beauty of the house. One of …read more…

Expanding Counseling Hotline Services in Northern New Jersey

Caldwell University will expand the services it provides through its Counseling HelpLine, made possible through a grant from Partners for Health. Graduate students provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline. Dr. Thomson Ling, professor of psychology and supervisor of the graduate students, says they are very pleased that Partners …read more…

MKA 3rd Grader Advocates for Community Gardens

Want to improve your community?  Enlist the help of third graders inspired by speakers from community organizations including A Lot to Grow community gardens, the United Way of Northern NJ, Bike & Walk Montclair, and PAWS.  Dana Rose, Meghan Schorr and Maurine Toth, third grade teachers at Montclair Kimberley Academy, implemented an innovative Social Studies …read more…

Salvation Army receives $4,400 through Matching Grants Program!

MKA juniors Joe Amato and Ben Rapsas have teamed up with Partners for Health to fight hunger. The young men enlisted more than a dozen peers to join them in a Food Run held on Sunday, April 6, 2014. Each runner/walker raised funds and traversed a 5K route outlined by an MKA Cross Country coach. …read more…

Area Children Join the Fight Against Suburban Hunger!

By Jennifer Hanawald Local children are learning about suburban hunger and taking action to raise donations for emergency food programs. Leaders of Girl Scout Troop 20528 in Montclair said the goals of the Campaign to Fight Hunger the Healthy Way — to help community members of all ages to eat well — resonated deeply. The …read more…

Six-week food drive at School 2 in Little Falls!

By Jennifer Hanawald The Pre-K through second graders of School 2 in Little Falls are doing an amazing job collecting healthy foods for two food pantries: St. Agnes Church and First Reformed Church, both in Little Falls. Our school’s Media Advisor, Ms. Roth, has been reading to our students from the list of children’s book …read more…

Inspiring Action to Fight Hunger

By Jennifer Hanawald Partners for Health has kicked off a year-long campaign to raise awareness about suburban hunger and inspire action that will help nourish our neighbors who struggle to afford healthy food. The grant-making foundation developed the Fight Hunger the Healthy Way campaign to put an emphasis on donations of healthy foods to emergency …read more…

Fighting Hunger the Healthy Way: A Call to Action

By Jennifer Hanawald What would you do if you had to choose between paying the bills and putting a decent meal on the table? With poverty rising twice as fast in the suburbs than in cities, that’s become the reality for an increasing number of our neighbors, right here in Montclair. Partners for Health, a …read more…