Check Out Our 2018 Moorestown Progressive Dinner Photos

2018-11-05T16:16:10+00:00November 5th, 2018|Categories: Oaks Blog, Featured|

2018 Moorestown Progressive Dinner Hosts Thank you to everyone who helped make the Moorestown Progressive Dinner a success. This event would not be possible without the support of friends like you! Proceeds from the event benefit the Oaks Integrated Care Food Pantries in Mt. Holly and Berlin which serve over 800 families a month. Visit our Flickr page to see all the fantastic photos from the event! Special Thanks to… Dave and Kristin Lees for hosting the hors d’ouvres portion of the evening. Dinner Hosts Joe & Marianne Aleardi Sumit & Ritu Anand Matt & Trish Arellano Stuart & Noelle Diamond Tom & Evan Heitzman Steve & Cindy Kramer Jerry & Dria Law Neal & Diana McGraw James & Zoe Salman Glen & [...]

You’re Invited! Moorestown Progressive Dinner Oct. 19

2018-11-05T15:48:04+00:00September 21st, 2018|Categories: Oaks Blog, Home Page|

October 19, 2018 Join us for a special evening at our Moorestown Progressive Dinner! Proceeds from the event benefit the Oaks Integrated Care Food Pantries in Mt. Holly and Berlin which serve over 800 families a month. Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Hosted by Dave and Kristin Lees Gourmet Dinner and Dessert 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Share an intimate dinner with friends prepared by a fabulous area chef and served in a beautiful Moorestown home of your choice. RSVP by October 10 Hosts Joe & Marianne Aleardi * Sumit & Ritu Anand Matt & Trish Arellano * Stuart & Noelle Diamond Tom & Evan Heitzman * Steven & Cindy Kramer Jerry & Dria Law * Neal [...]

Suicide Prevention: 7 Warning Signs & How You Can Help

2018-09-21T15:59:57+00:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: Oaks Blog, Home Page|

Today, September 10th, marks World Suicide Prevention Day and September marks Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This day and month give us time to connect with those affected by suicide, reflect on how suicide has touched our own lives and to share resources to better support individuals, families and their communities in efforts to prevent suicide. According to the CDC, each year more than 41,000 individuals die by suicide, leaving behind thousands of friends and family members to navigate the tragedy of their loss. Too often people considering suicide are afraid to ask for help, and those who think they see the signs of trouble are reluctant to be wrong and then offend, or cause embarrassment. NAMI reports that suicide [...]

September is National Recovery Month

2018-09-10T10:09:28+00:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: Oaks Blog, Home Page|

Every September, National Recovery Month increases awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and encourages individuals in need of treatment and recovery services to seek help. Recovery Month celebrates individuals living their lives in recovery and recognizes the dedicated workers who provide the prevention, treatment, and recovery support services that make it possible. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported that in 2016, approximately 20 million people aged 12 or older had a substance use disorder and about 44.7 million Americans aged 18 and older experienced a mental disorder. An estimated 2.6 million adults aged 18 or older had co-occurring serious mental illness and substance use disorder. Recovery can mean many different things for many [...]

Over 1,030 Backpacks Donated

2018-09-06T09:26:44+00:00August 24th, 2018|Categories: Oaks Blog, Home Page|

With your help, over 1,030 children and teens went back to school with backpacks stuffed to the max with supplies. All donations –backpacks, lunchboxes, highlighters, markers, notebooks and more– were sorted and distributed to children in need of support. It’s because of YOU that children have the chance to start the school year with the tools and confidence needed to succeed! Thank you for all the groups that held drives! Here are a few photos from this year’s drive: St. Luke's Lutheran Church Ikea Amica Insurance Company  Innovairre Capehart and Scatchard Starbucks Surety Title Gannett Flemming Thanks again to everyone who helped make this year’s Operation Fill-A-Backpack Drive a success. If you have pictures of your own backpack drive, we’d love to see them! Post [...]

Finding a Safe, Affordable Place to Call Home

2018-08-24T09:17:45+00:00August 16th, 2018|Categories: Oaks Blog, Home Page|

What causes homelessness? Unemployment, unaddressed health issues, eviction and the high cost of living in New Jersey are frequently cited as why people become homeless. Lack of affordable housing is another cause of homelessness.   The need for affordable housing in New Jersey is significant and has been referred to as an affordable housing crisis. The affordable housing crisis in New Jersey dates back to over 40 years ago. The Township of Mount Laurel developed a zoning ordinance that essentially banned affordable housing units such as apartments, trailer parks and multi-family units. The Township was sued and the case was taken up by the New Jersey Supreme Court who declared that the Mount Laurel zoning ordinance prevented affordable housing [...]

Operation Fill-A-Backpack Kicks Off August 1

2018-08-24T09:18:03+00:00July 24th, 2018|Categories: Oaks Blog, Home Page|

 Give a Child the Confidence Needed to Succeed Now - August 17 It may feel like summer just started, but ‘Back to School’ is just around the corner! Children throughout the community will pick out new pencils, notebooks, binders and more for their first day of school. When children return to school without these basic school supplies, it can have a devastating impact on their education. Unfortunately, many parents of children in Oaks Integrated Care programs cannot afford new backpacks and essential supplies for the upcoming school year. These essential items will give a child hope and the confidence needed to start the school year off on the right foot! You can help! #FillABackpack 1. Run your OWN Operation Fill-A-Backpack drive Get [...]

Save the Date: Moorestown Progressive Dinner

2018-07-24T09:27:30+00:00July 12th, 2018|Categories: Oaks Blog, Home Page|

Mark your calendars for an evening of food, friends and fun all in the name of charity. Our Moorestown Progressive Dinner will be October 19, 2018! Proceeds from the event benefit the Oaks Integrated Care Food Pantries which serve over 800 families a month. Begin the evening with a fantastic cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception. From there, move on to a dinner home to enjoy an intimate dinner with friends prepared by a talented area chef in a Moorestown home. For more information about hosting a dinner, ticket sales or sponsorships, contact the Development Office at 609-267-5928 or visit www.oaksintcare.org. 2017 Moorestown Progressive Dinner hosts Please take a moment to enjoy all the photos from last year’s Moorestown Progressive Dinner! [...]

TJ’s Story: The Power of Progress

2018-07-05T14:35:12+00:00July 5th, 2018|Categories: Oaks Blog, Home Page|

Imagine if your eleven-year-old child… Was too terrified to have his hair cut with clippers. Hated to shower because he avoided the water. Never sat down for dinner due to his need to pace. Could not tie his own shoes. This is the life of a family struggling to care for their son TJ who is living with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Desperate for help, they connected to our Bridging Family Support program. The program provides intensive in-home services such as therapy, daily living skills development and behavior management for individuals of all ages with developmental/intellectual disabilities and their families. Fast forward to New Year’s Eve, TJ sat with his family for the entire dinner for the first time. Just [...]

Be a #HungerHero This Summer

2018-07-12T13:01:49+00:00June 28th, 2018|Categories: Oaks Blog, Home Page|

For many families in our area, summer vacation means a struggle to feed their children healthy, filling meals. An estimated 39,000 children in South Jersey are at risk of malnutrition during the summer months when schools’ federal breakfast and lunch programs are not available. For families living below the poverty level, school means more than just education; it also means a dependable source of food. YOU can make a difference! Drop off donations. Monday-Friday, 9am to 5pm, at the following locations: Mt. Holly Food Pantry 770 Woodlane Road, Suite 16 Mt. Holly, NJ 08060 Berlin Food Pantry 128 Cross Keys Road Berlin, NJ 08009 Hold a drive. You can make a difference by hosting a food drive to help replenish our [...]