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“PeopleCare is like HomeSharing for not-for-profits. In addition to affordable individual office space, tenants share a cafeteria and auditorium where large meetings and special events can be held, as well as sharing a conference room. Janitorial services and utilities are included as well. If we had to purchase these amenities in another office space, the cost would be prohibitive. We don’t have a very large budget so our funds can go towards serving our clients, rather than overhead and rent.

“There is a cooperative sense among the agencies housed at PeopleCare, so we can borrow equipment or share donations with clients of other programs. The staff of PeopleCare are always accommodating and helpful and support the agencies that call the Center home.”
Lisa Blum, Executive Director, HomeSharing

Meet Our Tenants

The PeopleCare Center is more than just a building. We are proud to work amongst mission-aligned nonprofits and social organizations providing educational and support services benefitting children, families and the environment in the communities of Somerset County and New Jersey. Meet our inspiring tenants.

Association of New Jersey Recyclers

Marie Kruzan, Executive Director
908-722-7575
www.anjr.com

The Association of New Jersey Recyclers (ANJR) is a non-profit, non-partisan network representing public and private sectors whose mission is to support sustainability by promoting sound resource management and recycling strategies through education, advocacy, and the enhancement of professional standards.

Bedrock Clinic & Research Center

Melissa Engasser, Clinical Director
732-646-8774
www.bedrocknj.org

The Bedrock Clinic & Research Center, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that provides behavior analytic services to children from the ages of 2-6 years with developmental disabilities and/or behavioral disorders. Additionally, Bedrock provides a focus on disseminating the science of applied behavior analysis (ABA) to the community and serves as a training facility for behavior analysis students.

The Center for Great Expectations

The Center for Great Expectations
Peg Wright, President/CEO
732-247-7003
www.cge-nj.org

The Center for Great Expectations is the premier provider of trauma-informed services delivered to clients throughout New Jersey. Through our Continuum of Care - Residential Treatment, Outpatient treatment, Developmental Day Care, In-Home Treatment, and Supportive Housing - we serve homeless, pregnant, or parenting, adult women, men, and adolescents, and their children in an effort to overcome, and break, the destructive generational cycle of trauma, abuse, homelessness and addiction.

Mission Statement: Grounded in a spirituality that treasures the dignity of all, The Center for Great Expectations seeks to form a partnership with homeless pregnant and/or parenting women & adolescents, men, and their children in creating a safe place, safe presence, and safe path, which enables them to experience, choose and maintain physical, psychological, social and spiritual health for themselves, their children and families.

Children's Museum

Tom Davidson, President
908-595-0001
www.childrensmuseumnj.org

The Children's Museum is working to build a regional non-profit children's museum in Somerset County. The museum will feature interactive exhibits for children in the age range of 1 to 12 years in the thematic areas of science, nature, art and community. Its vision is to create an informal educational institution for children and their families that is of exceptional quality.

Court Appointed Special Advocates

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Somerset, Hunterdon, & Warren Counties
Tracey Heisler, Executive Director
908-526-0716
www.casashaw.org

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties (CASA SHaW) is an independent, non-profit organization committed to advocating for abused and neglected children in out-of-home placement under the jurisdiction of the Family Court in Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties. We recruit, screen, train and supervise volunteers who will advocate for the best interests of these children and help expedite their placement to a safe, loving, and permanent home.

HomeSharing

Lisa Blum, LCSW, PhD, Executive Director
908-526-4663
Email Us
www.homesharing.org

HomeSharing is a non-profit social service agency that creates affordable housing solutions by matching “seekers”, those seeking housing, with “providers”, those who need additional income or services to maintain their homes. These shared affordable housing arrangements allow both parties to maintain their dignity, financial independence and housing stability.

Literacy Volunteers of Somerset County

Aimee Lam, Executive Director
908-725-5430

Email Us
www.literacysomerset.org

The mission of Literacy Volunteers of Somerset County (LVSC) is to promote literacy throughout the community by providing student-centered tutoring and literacy programs for adults so that they may function more effectively in their daily lives. Our mission is founded on the belief that the ability to read and communicate in English is imperative to leading a productive and functional life, and is essential for the protection of individual freedom and equality of all people. LVSC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which offers the following free services: One-to-One Tutoring, English Conversation Groups, and U.S. Citizenship Preparation Classes.

Miriam's Heart

Elizabeth Occhipinti, President
Email Us
www.miriamsheart.org

Miriam’s Heart envisions a world where children grasp their preciousness and families are restored by radically supporting families who take action on behalf of orphaned and abandoned children. A 501c3 organization, Miriam’s Heart creates a support network between families, agencies, organizations and churches to ensure vulnerable children are cared for in a lasting and meaningful way. Miriam’s Heart provides funding toward adoption costs, mentoring services, classes and post and pre-placement training and support for children and families.

New Jersey Orators

Eloise Samuels, President
732-846-5011
www.oratorsinc.org

The New Jersey Orators, Inc. is a 32-year-old nonprofit youth organization whose mission is to teach the art of public speaking, an appreciation for literature, reading and media arts literacy, college readiness, and life skills to youth from 7 to 18 years of age in preparation for college. New Jersey Orators has received both local and national recognition for that vision.

 NORWESCAP

Nancy Quinn, Program Director
908-685-8282
www.norwescap.org

The Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC) provides nutritious food, health screening, nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion/support and access to health care. Infants, children (up to the 5th birthday) and pregnant/post partum women are eligible to receive services if they meet federal income guidelines. NORWESCAP operates the WIC Program in Somerset, Hunterdon, Warren and Sussex counties. Funding for WIC comes from the USDA through the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Our House

Michele DelCorsano, CEO
908-464-8008
www.ourhousenj.org

Our House, Inc., founded in 1980, is a private, nonprofit organization that provides residential, innovative day, employment and recreational services to individuals with developmental and other disabilities. The goal and mission of Our House, Inc. is to promote a high quality of life for these individuals and help them to become productive members of the community. Our House strives to provide these opportunities in a supportive, safe environment that stresses "abilities, not disabilities".

Raritan Valley Montessori Academy

Leslie Meldrum, Head of School
908-595-2900
www.rvmontessori.com

Raritan Valley Montessori Academy is a school that educates children ages 12 months – 12 years through Montessori methods. The goal of our Montessori program is to help each child reach full potential in all areas of life. Activities promote the personal development of self-confidence, social skills, independence and self-discipline.

Our Beginnings

In 1984, the director of the Somerset County Board of Social Services approached Marguerite Chandler of the WorldWorks Foundation to explore the possibility of applying for a $100,000 grant for three non-profit agencies that needed a permanent home. A meeting among Foundation staff and representatives of the three groups resulted in the shared vision for the PeopleCare Center.

The vacant Finderne Elementary School offered the ideal space to fulfill the dream of a home for non-profit agencies. Utilizing a mortgage loan from the WorldWorks Foundation, the newly constituted PeopleCare Center board was able to submit a bid for the property and PeopleCare was born, serving as home to the Adult Day Center, the Somerset County Day Care Center, and the Arc.

With rates well below market rates, these agencies and those that followed them into PeopleCare enjoyed the shared amenities of a cafeteria and kitchen, multi-purpose room, conference rooms, an auditorium, and a playground for children. These vital agencies were now able to continue to provide service to the community with an opportunity to grow and prosper.

At day’s end, PeopleCare continues to serve the community as a Community Center for groups and agencies from across the county. An immediate success, PeopleCare welcomed approximately 400 visitors every weekday.

Over the years PeopleCare has continued to inspire people. A major capital campaign and a series of excellent fundraising activities have succeeded in paying off over $1 million in the original mortgage and improvement costs. PeopleCare’s signature fundraising event, “A Taste of Somerset,” has become a community institution.

    PeopleCare Center for Nonprofits Inc.
    120 Finderne Avenue
    Bridgewater, NJ 08807
    908-725-2299
    908-725-2607 (fax)
    info@peoplecarecenter.org
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