|WHO IS NORWESCAP
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:
We will also provide community services in:
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.
|News and Upcoming Events
Holiday Classics Move Night
Holiday Card Making for the Troops
Acting 101 Workshop
Insights & Inspirations Salon
Career Life Transition Centerís Holistic Vendor & Psychic Fair
|Open Letter from Terry Newhard, Executive Director NORWESCAP
The House voted to cut $40 billion dollars from the Food Stamp (SNAP) budget over the next ten years, affecting 48 million Americans who need this money (averaging $133 month) to barely survive. It sends a message to our citizens that “we don’t value you as a human being.” While we need to be smarter about how we spend money as a nation, is this the best and humane way to save taxpayer money?
In last few years, the net worth of the American family dropped 38% while the median income dropped 7.6%. Currently, about one in seven people in the US use the SNAP program. The most recent figures show that the SNAP participation rate went up 1.08 million in the last year. Most of those folks were either underemployed or unemployed.