Hammonton Health Coalition & New Jersey Health Initiatives – Creating a Culture of Inclusion
Allies in Caring co-initiated the Hammonton Health Coalition. Our mission is to foster collaborative partnerships with private and public sectors to help all residents improve their physical and psychological health by implementing creative programs that draw on local wisdom, respect residents’ needs and aspirations, while taking advantage of Hammonton’s unique social, economic, cultural and natural resources.
Allies in Caring, on behalf of the Hammonton Health Coalition, received a grant from New Jersey Health Initiatives – the statewide grantmaking program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The intent of our project is to create a “Culture of Inclusion”. We believe that the most powerful strategy for improving health, well-being, safety, and raising healthy and productive children in Hammonton is to restore trust, build relationships, discover the gifts within every member of our community, and create opportunities to offer mutual support.
Read more about our work on New Jersey Health Initiatives’ web site.
Pinelands Preservation Alliance - EmpoderArte
In partnership with Pinelands Preservation Alliance we offer nature based therapeutic programs for youth and families. Our aim is to help participants learn to navigate stress and relationship building in a supported, mentored way. We believe that experiential learning is the best. With PPA, we create experiences in which participants safely experience the physical challenges of hiking and canoeing as well as the interpersonal themes of self-reliance, responsibility to self and others, group dynamics and conflict resolution.
For more information on our work with the Pinelands Preservation Alliance read their newsletter HERE.