Township of Washington, N.J. (October 31, 2017) – The OritaniBank Charitable Foundation recently granted $25,000 to Eva’s Village, a non-profit social service organization dedicated to fighting homelessness and poverty, located in Paterson, N.J. Specifically, the grant will be used towards the therapeutic support services at the facility for the residents.
This grant will help support the Hope Residence for Mothers and Children, which provides therapeutic support services to homeless and addicted women and their children with the goal of self-improvement and increased financial stability. The capacity of the home is 18 mothers and up to 42 children at any given time.
“Children have the right to be protected, nurtured and cared for regardless of their parents financial hard comings,” said Kevin J. Lynch, President of the OritaniBank Charitable Foundation and Chairman, President and CEO of Oritani Bank. “We are happy to continue the support of Eva’s Village and its Hope Residence program that guarantees the well-being and overall care for mothers and children in need.”
“We are grateful to receive a grant from the OritaniBank Charitable Foundation for $25,000 to support homeless mothers and their children who live in our Hope Residence” said Heather Thompson, Communications and Grant Specialist of Eva’s Village. “Oritani Bank’s 11 years of continuous support helps Eva’s provide medical and dental care, recovery treatment and therapeutic services and childcare which allow mothers and children to stabilize and heal together as a family.”
Young mothers in New Jersey are unable to provide the necessities to support themselves and their children. The Hope Residence is a unique residential program for mothers struggling with homelessness and/or addiction and their children. Families at our Hope Residence are able to access the full range of supportive programs and services we offer at Eva’s Village, including medical and dental care; recovery programs and workforce development for the mothers; and childcare and after-school programs for the children.
Hope Residence houses its Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Mothers and Children (31 mothers, 70 children at a time), Emergency Overnight Shelter (7 mothers, 15 children at a time) and a childcare and education program for those living at the Hope Residence (119 children in 2016).
About Eva’s Village:
Eva's Village is a uniquely progressive and comprehensive non-profit social service organization dedicated to fighting homelessness and poverty. Our mission is to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, treat the addicted and provide medical and dental care to the poor with respect for the human dignity of each individual. For more information on Eva’s Village, Hope Residence, call 973.523.6220 or visit its website, http://evasvillage.org/.
About OritaniBank Charitable Foundation:
Oritani Bank established the OritaniBank Charitable Foundation in 2007 to assist not-for-profit organizations that help to improve the quality of life for area residents, especially those members of its communities most in need. Since its inception, the Foundation has donated more than $7 million to local charitable organizations, primarily in support of education, health and human services, youth programs and affordable housing.
About Oritani Bank:
Oritani Bank is a 106-year-old community bank with more than $4.0 billion in assets, based in the Township of Washington, New Jersey. The Bank has 26 branches throughout Bergen, Hudson, Passaic & Essex Counties. Oritani Bank is a publicly held company trading on the NASDAQ with the trading symbol “ORIT.” Oritani Bank offers a full line of deposit and loan services to both retail and commercial customers. For more information, call 888-ORITANI, or visit its website, www.oritani.com.