Spotlight on Homelessness and related issues

This page is a compilation of ideas, articles, and service organization profiles, all stemming from GRBWI’s growing interest in the plight of the homeless, food insecure and poor in our communities.


The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation and the Pilgrim Baptist Church of Red Bank Resource Days provide basic needs and support every Tuesday evening, April through May for men in need in our greater#RedBank community. For more information, call 732-856-3929.


Covenant House Sleep Out in Asbury Park

Friday, May 17, 2019, 8:00 PM  to Saturday, May 18, 2019, 7:00 AM
Trinity Church, 503 Asbury Ave., Asbury Park, NJ, 07712 — The Sleep Out raises benefits homeless youth age 18-21 served by Covenant House (CHNJ) right here in Asbury Park. 

This Happened…


Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - GRBWI Panel on Homelessness, with presentations by:

  • Cindy Sagosz, Volunteer/Advocate with St. George's by the River Episcopal Church in Rumson

  • Christine Love, Executive Director, Family Promise of Monmouth County

  • Suellen Sims, co-founder, Greater Red Bank Women's Initiative (moderator)

  • Susana Monteiro, Senior Development Manager, and  Mark Wilcox, Outreach Worker, Covenant House

  • Steve Heisman, Executive Director, HABcore 

  • Peter Boynton, Director of Shelter and CAP, Affordable Housing Alliance

New Jersey Coalition to
End Homelessness

IMG-1171.jpg "The Coalition is a statewide, 501(c)(3) non-profit with one goal: to eradicate homelessness in New Jersey. Toward that end, the Coalition will advocate, educate, organize and, if necessary, litigate for emergency and permanent solutions to homelessness." 

HABcore is a primary service provider of permanent and affordanle housing for those who are at risk of homelessness in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.”

HABcore newsletter -


Supportive Housing Reduces Homelessness—and Lowers Health Care Costs by Millions
Rand Review, June 27, 2018 Read Here

Homeless: 'It's very hard to live in NJ if you don't make a certain level of money'
Asbury Park Press, January 24, 2019 Read Here

How Land-rich, Cash-poor Faith Groups are Creating Affordable Housing
CBS NEWS November 24, 2018 Read Here

California Churches Address Housing Crisis
Amid rising homelessness, congregations are building affordable housing.
The Christian Century August 22, 2018 Read Here

There Are 2 Vacant Investor-Owned Homes for Every Homeless Person in America
GritPost January 10, 2018 Read Here

Group looks to get people off Atlantic City streets
DAVID DANZIS, The Press of Atlantic City, Mar 30, 2019

Homeless America Project
Dr. Anthony J. Barone and his wife Alexandra Barone, residents of Egg Harbor Township, have started a non-profit organization called Homeless America Project.
The Press of Atlantic City, Mar 14, 2019