Rebuilding

How to Kill a Person’s Spirit – Post-Sandy

For every day that a person with "special needs" due to a disability is "in the system" - I believe there is a danger that this person will fall deeper into the system. A primary and core goal should be to prevent that from happening, and to do that by erring on the side of…

The Time In Between

We first met Turner in the People‚Äôs Pantry, a community relief center in Toms River, New Jersey. Housed in a cavernous 20,000 square-foot storefront in a suburban shopping plaza on Fischer Boulevard, the Pantry has become a permanent fixture of the community. Like many other middle-class residents in limbo, Turner first came to the Pantry…

Arriving Home

Looking back at this video is a scary reminder of exactly how I felt the day after the storm hit. We got evacuated the day before and we packed up our bags and our two babies and stayed at my brother-in-laws for the night. We had know about the storm for almost two weeks and…