With high incomes and a wealth of amenities, Hoboken is one of the most desirable places to live in the New York Metro area. Yet among the high-rises, brownstones and condos, there is still an ever-growing homeless population in dire need of assistance.
The Waterfront Project, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that empowers low-income, homeless, and other vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals and families of Hudson County through legal counsel, referrals, and representation in civil legal matters.
The root causes of homelessness are many, and they’re complicated. The idea behind the Waterfront Project is to help individuals who are able to avoid homelessness, or aid those who find themselves in a bad situation and are looking for a way out, but may not have the means or the knowledge to navigate the system.
“We can help make Hudson County a community where all neighbors are afforded unprejudiced and unhindered access to the justice system to address their most critical civil legal issues,” says Director Elizabeth F. Caraballo, Esq.
With the support of organizations like Saints Peter and Paul Church, Metlife Solutions Group, Royal Piranha Productions, Quality Pro Painters, Snyder and Sarno, LLC, Giannone Wine & Liquors, The Reddington Advisory Group and Jennifer Choi Dessert Catering, the Waterfront Project coordinates aid via monetary donations as well as volunteers willing to donate pro bono legal expertise.
This Thursday, March 12, there will be a happy hour event from 6:30 to 8:30 at East L.A. (508 Washington) as the Waterfront Project celebrates its second year of service to Hudson County’s underprivileged. A $30 donation gets attendees two complimentary beers or mixed drinks, plus appetizers (quesadilla and nachos).
For more information, click HERE for the latest Waterfront Project newsletter.