News Updates

  • Summer 2020 Education Program Update

    FSHD is continuing to deliver services and keep the children who attend the Margaret Donnelly O’Connor Education Center on the track to success, despite the switch to remote learning that will likely continue into the 2020-2021 school year because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Experts are deeply concerned the shift to remote learning will widen persistent achievement disparities across income levels and between white students and students of Black and Latino heritage. Studies show that four out of 10 low-income children only accessed remote learning once a week. Our staff worked hard to ensure this didn’t happen.

    Published on August 11th, 2020 in Fair Share Housing Development | Read more »

  • Grants Will Fund Senior Telehealth Program

    Fair Share Support Services, the award-winning nonprofit social services arm of Fair Share Housing Development, has won three grants totaling $33,000 to pioneer a telehealth wellness program at our senior high-rise housing project in Camden. FSSS will use these grant funds to purchase senior-friendly computer tablets and provide technical training so our elderly and disabled residents living in our Northgate II high-rise development in Camden are able to remotely access their healthcare providers.

    Published on July 31st, 2020 in Fair Share Housing Development | Read more »

  • Everyday Heroes Shine Bright at Northgate II in Camden

    At Fair Share Housing, we like to call Northgate II an oasis of safety and stability in a city that has long struggled with intergenerational poverty and violent crime. Even in the midst of a deadly pandemic that threatens their own lives, our committed staff and kind-hearted volunteers continue to offer compassionate care to hundreds of seniors, disabled folks and low-income families who call Northgate II home.

    Published on May 19th, 2020 in Fair Share Housing Development | Read more »

  • Pioneering Senior Affordable Housing Care In The COVID-19 Era

    As the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on the national health care system and economy, a mass infection of Northgate II residents has the potential to overwhelm the county hospital system. To help us deal with COVID-19 crisis, FSSS is seeking funding to pioneer telehealth wellness programming in senior affordable housing. Telehealth allows remote access to healthcare providers, who can virtually triage when a COVID-19 patient should head to the ER or is safe to remain quarantined at home. Senior-friendly computer tablets can help tenants deal with the ill effects of prolonged social isolation by providing access to mental health professionals as well as online wellness programming including yoga, tai chi, Zumba, meditation and other fitness classes. Since the COVID-19 crisis hit, telehealth wellness programming continues to gain ground in middle and upper-income senior communities, but remains an out-of-reach luxury for poor seniors living in affordable housing.

    Published on May 14th, 2020 in Fair Share Housing Development | Read more »

  • Where Are Our Grads Now?  New Database Will Track Educational Outcomes

    Something that we recognized as missing from our records here at Fair Share Housing was a comprehensive database of alumni who’ve attended our center. In order to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of both the challenges our families face as well as the triumphs experienced by our students, we have begun to contact parents of our student alumni. During these conversations, we ask our parents to share their childrens’ current employment, residence, educational pursuits, as well as their experience living in Ethel Lawrence Homes and the greater Mount Laurel community.

    Published on March 1st, 2020 in Fair Share Housing Development | Read more »