A key purpose for hosting Cabin Fever is awarding of our annual grants. HFA donated over $10,000 this year to various philanthropic causes. The finalists for HFA’s Seventh Annual Community Neighbor Awards are Hudson Milestones, Hudson Casa, Hoboken University Medical Center, Hudson Cradle, Women Rising, York Street Project, and Hudson Perinatal Consortium Doula Program. Each of these organizations are not-for-profit and serve children or families in Hoboken and surrounding areas. HFA’s grant money will be used to directly provide a service for families or children. We invite everyone to read about these wonderful organizations here.
“Hudson Milestones, seeks to build and maintain a Hudson County based organization dedicated to the care, support and advancement of people with developmental disabilities and their families towards achieving, to the maximum extent possible, the individual’s life goals and establishing self-sufficiency in the community.”
Since 2002, the trained volunteers of Hudson County CASA have been speaking up for the best interests of children in foster care. For children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse and neglect, their CASA volunteer is the one constant they can rely on. Our mission at Hudson County CASA is to find a safe and permanent home for each child we serve.
The mission of Hoboken University Medical Center is to provide excellent and effective patient-centered care in a timely and compassionate manner.
Hudson Cradle (closed – July 2011)
Hudson Cradle is a Group Home in Jersey City providing full, nurturing care to homeless infants with complex health, development, social and safety needs, classified by the Division of Youth and Family Services as medically fragile. In addition, Hudson Cradle provides counseling, education, and support services to birth or foster parents to prepare them to live as a family. Hudson Cradle, in operation for 20 years, also provides outreach and educational services to the community.
Hudson Perinatal Consortium is a 501 (c) 3 non profit agency serving the needs of childbearing families in Hudson County, NJ. The community based doula program is a part of the solution to improving birth outcomes for the women and families of Hudson County.
WomenRising is the foremost community based organization for women in Hudson County. Governed and managed by women, WomenRising assists women and their families to achieve self sufficiency and live safe, fulfilling and productive lives, through social services, economic development and advocacy services. WomenRising seeks to ensure that economically poor families’ critical need for affordable housing is addressed by maintaining a close, supportive relationship with its subsidiary, Fairmount Housing & Management Corp.
A center for homeless and economically disadvantaged women and children; providing them with food, shelter, education, child care, counseling and advocacy. York Street’s programs include Kenmare H.S, St. Mary’s Residence, The Nurturing Place, and St. Joseph’s Home.