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Janine’s Story

Janine is the proud owner of the small business she created, her bustling hair salon. Her hair salon did so well pre-pandemic that she consistently and faithfully made mortgage payments for 21 years on her home. Then, as COVID-19 began to impact our community, Janine's clients were affected, which in turn meant Janine was heavily impacted. Her salon became shuttered for the foreseeable future...
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Arm In Arm Accepting Applications for NextGen Leadership Council

Arm In Arm is pleased to announce that they are relaunching their NextGen Leadership Council and are accepting applications, which can be accessed on-line via their website, through July 31st.  Arm In Arm Board Member, Adrian Colarusso, is chairing the NextGen Steering Committee and is responsible for the vision behind the relaunch. Colarusso shared, “The pandemic presented challenges to ...
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Creating Stability in Times of Crisis

AIA and HIP Launch Innovative Collaboration to Prevent Evictions and Stop Homelessness as COVID-19 Rages On It’s August, and for some, the beginning of a new month brings hope and the chance to start over. But rent is due the first of the month, and the looming threat of a big bill, coupled with job losses and hour restrictions due to the pandemic, can be devastating for many low-income families...
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The Meaning of Home

Alfrieda's Story Just two weeks after Alfrieda and her family moved into their new home, schools shut down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a contract worker serving Trenton Public School students with disabilities, Alfrieda was not guaranteed a paycheck. The money quickly dried up. With no savings, bills to pay, and 6 mouths to feed, she was in dire straits. To make matters even worse, s...
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Meet Our 2020 Interns

Natalia joins us from Princeton University via San Diego, California. When applying for summer internships, Natalia was focused on connecting with Mercer County in order to build community here in New Jersey. She read about the work Arm In Arm is doing to combat hunger and homelessness, and she excitedly applied through the Princeton Internships in Civic Service (PICS) program. Working from her h...
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Making Ends Meet

The pandemic has put immeasurable stress on families, especially low-income folks. Unemployment levels skyrocketed, and hit hardest those that were already struggling to make ends meet. At Arm In Arm, we've been meeting the needs of a record number of clients that have been affected by this pandemic. We want to share the stories of two hardworking, single women who have struggled during this...
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Beginning Action Steps Toward a Better Arm In Arm and a More Just Society

Beginning Action Steps Toward a Better Arm In Arm and a More Just Society The senseless death of George Floyd and so many other Black Americans before him has again painfully illustrated the urgent need for a more just society in which all Americans stand against the systemic discrimination of Black Americans and all marginalized peoples.  Arm In Arm stands with all who have suffered racial ...
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A Letter from Our Executive Director: Reflections on a Difficult Week

No matter the demands of the week—and there are often plenty in providing others enough food or rental assistance or help finding a job—our staff meetings are generally filled with enthusiasm and joy. The Arm In Arm team of staff and volunteers are a diverse group of extraordinarily dedicated people who simply find ways to overcome obstacles and continue caring for people in need. But last week...
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Derrick’s Story

When COVID-19 came to our community, Arm In Arm was quick to adapt and provide our food services through home delivery. As we continued to see rising numbers of families in need of support, we knew our team would have to expand in response. We are thankful to welcome Derrick, who brings with him 14 years of food service from Princeton University. As a Delivery Specialist here at Arm In Arm, Derric...
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