Debit cards worth an initial $400 have been mailed to the 110 lucky Paterson residents selected to participate in the city’s first Guaranteed Income Pilot program, the first of 12 monthly installments that puts cash into the pockets of poor people in the fight against poverty.
The St. Paul’s Community Development Corporation has been awarded $300,000 from Chick-fil-A to continue its battle against hunger in Paterson.
Mayor Andre Sayegh launched a new initiative on Thursday afternoon that covers transportation fare for the homeless, letting them return to their families and relatives’ homes, wherever that may be in the United States.
Hundreds of people gather every day for a hot meal at the Community Kitchen at Eva’s Village. Those gatherings will temporarily no longer take place due to the new coronavirus, according to an announcement issued by the nonprofit group on Saturday.
A nonprofit organization that serves needy women and children received a $10,000 grant from Lakeland Bank.
A pair of state grants worth $1.3 million has allowed the Eva’s Village to expand its perinatal support program that provides services to mothers recovering from opioid addiction and their exposed babies.
Mark Dinglasan has been brought on as the new executive director of Paterson-based nonprofit food pantry CUMAC. Dinglasan is succeeding longtime executive director Rev. Pat Bruger who led the nonprofit since 1991. Bruger (pictured, left) retires this month.