News Updates

  • Home Is Where the Heart Is

    At the local, state and national levels, Holy Cross alumni are fighting to create affordable housing for all. Read more about Peter J. O’Connor’s lifelong mission to help the poor with quality affordable housing in New Jersey.

    Published on October 23rd, 2018 in Fair Share Housing Development | Read more »

  • Christmas “Gift Shop” A Hit in Camden and Mount Laurel

    Our Northgate II development in Camden is home to some 150 boys and girls who endure the daily struggles associated with living in one of our nation’s most violent and impoverished cities. Each year, we display toys in our community room and allow parents to “shop” for gifts for their children. We do the same thing at the Margaret Donnelly O’Connor Education Center, where the kids also get to enjoy a delicious “Breakfast with Santa.” These holiday donations offered our young residents a moment of welcome relief, good cheer, and the chance to smile with the delight that only a wonderful new toy can inspire.

    Published on December 20th, 2017 in Fair Share Housing Development | Read more »

  • NGII Community Health Worker Wins “Excellence in Care Award”

    Our social services department at Northgate II in Camden got a major boost when our community health worker, Zaida Martinez, won LeadingAge New Jersey’s 2017 Excellence in Care Award. “Ms. Martinez goes above and beyond her job responsibilities,” said Fair Share Support Services Social Services Director Marilyn Mock. “Not only has she developed excellent relationships with tenants, but also with their families who have personally called me to compliment her work.”

    Published on December 6th, 2017 in Fair Share Housing Development | Read more »

  • Northgate II Wellness Program Holiday 2016 Update

    There’s no place like home, especially during the holiday season. This festive time of year brings to light a sad reality: many older adults who would like to “age in place” are unable to do so, particularly if they are low-income minorities. The main issue isn’t just affordable housing, it’s also the lack of social services. Assisted living, the housing of choice for middle- and upper-income seniors, is rarely an option for the poor. But Fair Share Support Services, the social services arm of FSHD, is at the forefront of the movement to change this situation. Our wellness program at Northgate II in Camden has received widespread media attention as well as grant support because our innovative work integrating social services support with affordable housing has provided a model that is being replicated by other nonprofits across the nation.

    Published on December 8th, 2016 in Northgate II | Read more »

  • Wellness Program Receives Praise at Leading Age Conference in Nashville

    Robyn Stone, Executive Director, LeadingAge Center for Applied Research, praised FSNGII’s wellness program during a recent speech in Nashville. A special shout out goes to Zaida Martinez, our community health worker, who was singled out for praise!

    Published on October 19th, 2014 in Northgate II | Read more »