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Feet in the Street 2018 Recap

09/12/18

Damp weather could not dampen the spirit of the 85 individuals who attended the Feet in the Street walk on Saturday, September 8th at Challenge Grove Park in Cherry Hill. Walkers turned out to support H.E.R.O a new initiative of LSMNJ. Craig Roscoe, social worker and coordinator of the program, did a wonderful job of sharing the purpose of the program.  H.E.R.O. is concerned with helping individuals, families, and communities to enhance their individual and collective well-being. It aims to help people develop the skills and ability to use their own resources and those of the community to resolve problems. The focus is with individual and personal problems, but also with broader social issues such as poverty, unemployment, addiction and domestic violence.

H.E.R.O. provides case management services to people seeking housing assistance, emergency shelter, food pantry programs, information about employment training, educational opportunities, resources for addiction issues and recovery, assistance with obtaining state identification, and aid in understanding mental health services, legal services and veteran’s services that might not be available to them. The program strives to help the individual build a network that is supportive and effective for them and the unique and personal challenges they face.

LSMNJ is grateful for the many partners and individuals who helped raise $30,493.51 in net proceeds to assist those in need. The event was successful because of the various partners, committee members and donors. When thanked for coming out in the rain one walker commented “if people can live in this weather I can surely take the time to walk in it.” Thank you to everyone who donated and walked.