On January 1, 2022 the DIVISION OF CIVIL RIGHTS PASSED THE FAIR CHANCE HOUSING ACT, PROHIBITING LANDLORDS FROM CONSIDERING CRIMINAL BACKGROUNDS WHEN MAKING AN OFFER OF TENANCY IN SOME CIRCUMSTANCES.
From January 25, 2022 thru February 2, 2022
HBBKV Joined in the annual POINT IN TIME COUNT where we counted & distribute resources to our unhoused neighbors in Essex County, NJ. Data collected will be used to identify trends and develop plans to better serve our homeless population.
To learn more about the count and get training visit:
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN THIS SAFE & EFFECTIVE COUNT! TOGETHER WE CAN
The big day may have come and gone, but keep in touch as we’re always up to something new and exciting.
From January 25, 2022 thru February 2, 2022 HBBKV Joined in the annual POINT IN TIME COUNT where we counted & distribute resources to our unhoused neighbors in Essex County, NJ. Data collected will be used to identify trends and develop plans to better serve our homeless population. To learn more about the count and get training visit: https://www.hudexchange.info/trainings/courses/point-in-time-pit-count-standards-and-methodologies-training/
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN THIS SAFE & EFFECTIVE COUNT! TOGETHER WE CAN AND WE DID!
"AWARENESS FOR ALL"
A Powerful Message on Domestic Violence Awareness from our Founder & Executive Director
Thanksgiving morning HABAKKUKS VISION CHARITABLE MINISTRIES joined forces with OUTRAGEOUS OUTREACH to serve and provide 336 hot breakfast platters at one of the men and women's shelters in Newark, NJ.
We thank all of our volunteers who sacrificed time away from their families to spend time with our brothers and sisters that are living in shelters and displaced.
The overflow was so great that our day was extended to conduct street outreach and fed 61 persons living on the streets and distributed resources.
We cannot thank everyone enough who helped support this day of service. We could have not done it alone but.....TOGETHER WE CAN!
On Friday, September 3, 2021, we joined The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation to provide support to 1,200 pre-identified Newark Central Ward families who are struggling and experiencing financial difficulties.
The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation (TMJF’s) is teamed up with Amazon, Amerigroup and Habbakuk’s Vision amongst other community resource partners to host the “Get Ready Fest”. Get Ready Fest is the Foundation's signature community outreach event that provides families residing in vulnerable communities with access to a wide array of essential resources including; food, essential dignity and hygiene items, health and wellness products, education and social services, to help them thrive.
GOODr is TMJF’s food partner. Mayor Ras J. Baraka was also there to lend his support and spoke at the event.
As we celebrate this Hispanic Heritage Month we are proud to announce that our Afro-Latino Founder and Executive Director Ms Aisha Babilonia along with Ms Leyanis Dias of WeAreMajor and Sharlene Pelayo of Heights Wellness and Beauty Spa were the three finalist out of 300 to be awarded the “Afro-Latina Jefas Grant” each by WeAllGrowLatina and SupportLatinoBiz.
On August 21, 2021 Team HBBKV and NJRCI held a Community Health Fair. We distributed delicious food from 2muchSauce Food Truck, and gave out food to the community. We also provided assistance with:
Our Re-entry team worked with members to connect them with employers who were hiring on the spot and also helped residents complete rental assistance application, and some even got vaccinated plus more.
Are you a Job Seeker or future Business owner, then this event is for you.
Habakkuk's Vision is taking workforce readiness on the Road! Look out for our Mobile Unit and jump on board where we will be equipping community members with the followings:
For Business owners we will guide you in the first step on becoming a small business owner and address myths vs. facts concerning owning a business or being hired with a criminal conviction.
Team HBBKV celebrates with Ms Topeka Sam Executive Director and Founder of The Ladies of Hope Ministries as she was honoured by the WNBA Liberty Basketball Team. for her contribution to Prison Reform.
On June 22nd 2021, the spotlight was on Ms. Topeka K. Sam, Founder and Executive Director of The Ladies of Hope Ministries. She was honoured for her contributions to Prison Reform and the well being of Formerly Incarcerated.
Ms Aisha Babilonia, Founder and Executive Director of Habakkuk's Vision and her Team where at the event to support her.
In a statement made by Ms Babilonia she said "we share the same passion for the Formerly Incarcerated and Prison Reform and we will continue to push together for changes".
Below are some images and video of Ms Sam at the event.
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