Volume 35 • Issue 3 March 2019 newcommunity.org

NCCTI Students Participate In Gov. Murphy Press Conference And Will Benefit From Paid Apprenticeship Program

Students and staff members of New Community Career and Technical Institute (NCCTI) were invited to participate in a press conference held by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy where he announced grant money being allocated for paid apprenticeship programs.

One recipient of the Growing Apprenticeships in Non-Traditional Sectors (GAINS) grant is Sansone Auto Mall, which hosted the press conference Feb. 11 at its Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM dealership in Avenel. NCCTI has a longstanding partnership with Sansone Auto Mall and some if its Automotive and Diesel Technician students will benefit from the apprenticeship program.


Essex County Wellness Respite Services Helps Those In Crisis At Better Life

Dealing with mental health issues like anxiety and depression or substance abuse issues can be overwhelming and even debilitating. For individuals in crisis, hospitalization has been the traditional course of action. But now, thanks to New Community Corporation and Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey (CSPNJ), people have a new option: Essex County Wellness Respite Services.

Respite services are available to people in crisis for short-term stays at Better Life, located at 101 Fourteenth Ave., Newark. There they learn skills to cope with their issues and have a place to relax and reset to get back on their feet.

Extended Care Celebrates The Life Of Elizabeth Brookins

Family, friends, residents and coworkers gathered at Extended Care Feb. 7 to celebrate the life of Elizabeth Brookins, who served as the Director of Activities at the nursing home for more than 26 years. Brookins passed away Jan. 4.

More than a dozen people spoke about Brookins, what she meant to them and how she will be missed. A common theme was her big smile and kind personality and how she could be found at the nursing home more than just Monday through Friday, oftentimes running the store in the lobby of the building that sold snacks.

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