Association of NJ Recyclers
Nancy Good, President
Alternatives, Inc. assists people with special needs reach their highest level of independence and integration into the community by providing residential opportunities along with comprehensive support services. When it was founded in 1979, it helped people with developmental disabilities transition from institutions and move into the community. Today, Alternatives provides services to people with a range of cognitive, physical and emotional disabilities, as well as homeless people and others with special needs.
Marie Kruzan, Executive Director
The Association of New Jersey Recyclers (ANJR) is a non-profit, non-partisan network representing public and private sectors whose mission is to support sustainability by promoting sound resource management and recycling strategies through education, advocacy, and the enhancement of professional standards.
The Childrens Museum
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Somerset, Hunterdon, & Warren Counties
Tracey Heisler, Executive Director
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties (CASA SHaW) is an independent, non-profit organization committed to advocating for abused and neglected children in out-of-home placement under the jurisdiction of the Family Court in Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties. We recruit, screen, train and supervise volunteers who will advocate for the best interests of these children and help expedite their placement to a safe, loving, and permanent home.
Tom Davidson, President
The Children's Museum is working to build a regional non-profit children's museum in Somerset County. The museum will feature interactive exhibits for children in the age range of 1 to 12 years in the thematic areas of science, nature, art and community. Its vision is to create an informal educational institution for children and their families that is of exceptional quality.
The Learning Gate
Renee Drell, MSW, CSW, Executive Director
HomeSharing is a non-profit social service agency that responds to the affordable housing problem in Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset and Union Counties by matching seekers, individuals in search of a place to live, with providers, residents willing to share their homes. These matches allow both parties to maintain their dignity, financial independence and housing stability.
Literacy Volunteers of Somerset Co., Inc.
Kathryn Krauth, Director; Cheryl Giambrone, Asst. Director
The Learning Gate is a private non-profit organization providing quality affordable childcare for children six weeks through kindergarten. The Center offers full time year round childcare for families who live and/or work in Somerset County. The programs are designed to meet physical, intellectual and social/emotional needs of each child in a home away from home environment. The Center provides the children with three meals daily. The Learning Gate is licensed by the NJ Bureau of Licensing.
Jay Muldoon, Executive Director
Literacy Volunteers of Somerset County provides free and confidential one-to-one and small group tutoring to adults through a network of volunteers trained and certified to tutor in both Basic Literacy and English for Speakers of Other Languages.
Raritan Valley Montessori Academy
Nancy Quinn, Program Director
The Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC) provides nutritious food, health screening, nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion/support and access to health care. Infants, children (up to the 5th birthday) and pregnant/post partum women are eligible to receive services if they meet federal income guidelines. NORWESCAP operates the WIC Program in Somerset, Hunterdon, Warren and Sussex counties. Funding for WIC comes from the USDA through the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
The Sierra Club
Leslie Meldrum, Head of School
Raritan Valley Montessori Academy is a school that educates children ages 12 months – 12 years through Montessori methods. The goal of our Montessori program is to help each child reach full potential in all areas of life. Activities promote the personal development of self-confidence, social skills, independence and self-discipline.
Christine Guhl, Sierra Club Field Organizer
The Sierra Club is the largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the country with 1.4 million members and supporters. The Sierra Club’s major focus is climate recovery, and the Club has created the Beyond Coal campaign in NJ to help accomplish this. The goal is to move away from fossil fuels to a clean energy future by building grassroots power.
(Specialized Water Interest Movement)
Eileen Loughnane, Executive Director
S.W.I.M., Inc. is a private, non-profit, non-medical group of volunteers who help relieve, through water exercise, many physical or muscular discomforts of adults afflicted with Multiple Sclerosis, Arthritis, post stroke, orthopedic or other physical problems. Our program is free of charge at various locations throughout New Jersey
“Alternatives is very pleased to be a tenant at the PeopleCare Center. A big plus of our renting space is that as part of our tenancy our agency has the option to use common space such as the cafeteria and theater for things such as staff meetings and client gatherings and recreation events. We are very happy with the accommodations!”
Nancy Good, President