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NORWESCAP 50 Years Anniversary
Program of the Month
Neighborhood Crime Prevention Intervention
On July 20, 1965, the Northwest New Jersey Community Action Partnership (NORWESCAP) was incorporated by a group of concerned citizens from Hunterdon, Sussex and Warren County. NORWESCAP is one of 23 Community Action Agencies in New Jersey State, and one of over 1,000 nationwide founded on a common purpose: to support low-income households as they develop their abilities to be self-supporting and develop family and community relationships that will sustain self-reliance. Since that time we have expanded into Morris, Somerset and Passaic Counties and grown to assist more than 35,000 individuals each year with a portfolio of emergency, preventative and self sufficiency services.

Half a century later, we are preparing to celebrate our long term commitment and success in the community. Each month we will feature a program that will have media coverage and special events. The agency will receive proclamations from elected officials, bury a time capsule and culminate the year with a gala celebration. It is our belief that every person should have access to a future that includes sufficient resources, good relationships and a meaningful life.

Of course, we haven’t been able to do accomplish our vision without our community partners and friends like you. Will you join us in this celebration through sponsorships and participation in our events? We look forward to serving the community for another 50 years and hope that you will help us make northwest New Jersey a stronger place for everyone to live.
This August as NORWESCAP gets closer to the Gala Celebration celebrating 50 years, the Neighborhood Crime Prevention Intervention celebrates the fifth anniversary of COPS on the R.U.N. (Running as a Unified force for stronger Neighborhoods) on August 8th at Meadow Breeze Park in Washington, New Jersey. The Cops on the R.U.N. fundraiser was created as a fundraiser to support community policing initiatives. The Neighborhood Crime Prevention Intervention recognizes that law enforcement is an important partner in community building and community engagement and building trust in neighborhoods is critical to establishing a thriving neighborhood.
Other events in August also include National Night Out which is a national event that hosted by local police departments to provide an opportunity for relationships to build through positive interactions. The scope of the Neighborhood Crime Prevention Intervention which expands five years is actually based on the premise of the community policing model which is that police alone can't solve crime and crime is a community issue. This partnership began to try to combat a lack of community involvement, rising crime rates, number of juvenile offenders, and distrust between law enforcement and the community. These annual events and working with low enforcement brings a unique problem solving ability through the development of deliberate strategies to address systematic issues of poverty to reduce crime and improve the quality of life. We hope this August as we celebrate five years and NORWESCAP celebrates fifty years that we all take the time to engage in these opportunities that help to build relationships and establish trust.


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NORWESCAP’s mission is to improve the lives of low income individuals and families in need in Northwest New Jersey primarily by offering, referring or collaborating with others to provide programs and education which help foster self-sufficiency in the following domains:

  • Economic and Employment Building
  • Nutrition and Healthy Living
  • Child and Family Development
  • Housing

We will also provide community services in:

  • Information and Outreach
  • Volunteer Services
  • Emergency Services

NORWESCAP will strive to measure our progress through self-sufficiency scales driven by defined outcomes.

NORWESCAP will ultimately try to see that families have self-sufficiency across domains, seeking to strengthen the family as a whole by looking across all of a family’s needs.

As an organization, we will invest our funding and management time in the highest value projects or agency improvements that can best help families and individuals reach self-sufficiency and strengthen our communities.

News and Upcoming Events

- 2015-10-24

20th Annual 5K Run/3K Walk - 2015-09-20

COPS on the R.U.N. - 2015-08-08

Food Bank’s Annual Tent Sale has been scheduled! - 2015-07-23

Understanding Credit & Managing Your Money - 2015-07-15

Managing Life as a Single Parent - 2015-06-29

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Open Letter from Terry Newhard, Executive Director NORWESCAP

They say that every organization has a set of values, whether or not they are written down. The values guide the perspective of the organization as well as its actions. To me, values are what guide the organization when they are tested in difficult situations and show up in the agency’s culture. Recently, our board and staff reflected on our core priorities and created a new values statement based on what we believe is true.

VALUE-We will be dedicated to providing value to our clients, community and our co-workers;
ADVENTUROUS-We will be adventurous, creative and innovative in bringing new resources to impacting poverty and improving our communities;
LOYAL-We will be loyal stewards holding the organization in the highest esteem and in trust for the public and the community;
UNIFIED-We will be one unified agency representing the promise and hope of every person.
EMPATHETIC-We will be empathetic, understanding, nonjudgmental with our clients and passionate in our approaches to impacting poverty. In your interactions with NORWESCAP, we anticipate that you will experience these values in our actions and behaviors. While nothing in this world is perfect, if we consistently stray from these values, you should “call us out on it” and let me know.

Our goal is to live our mission, vision and values so we can be the leader in community service and the catalyst for our clients to experience changed lives.