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Integrity House Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

photoAlt Former Governor Jim McGreevey reached out to me regarding a program that is very near and dear to his heart, Integrity House.  Integrity House is located in Newark and is a women's supportive housing facility that offers a safe home for women and mothers with children dealing with addiction, be it alcohol or drugs.  At the home, they will continue to work on their recovery from addiction and try to gain more stability in their lives for them and their children.  I went on a tour of the facility and had the chance to walk through and see the apartments that these women will be living in.  It was not only up to date with modern amenities and aesthetically pleasing, but it was also a home.  I met many of the volunteers and employees of Integrity House and heard about all the hard work they put in on a daily basis to get these young women back on their feet.  I also had a chance to meet with the women living in the home, or the "students" as they call them.  They refer to them as students because they are students of life.  Tiffany, a young women who had been with the program for a while, had the courage to stand up and tell her story in front of her peers, volunteers, and press.  Her story was similar to other women in the facility.  She had been addicted to drugs and it had seemingly ruined her life, but finding Integrity House and participating in the program had enabled her to get back on her feet.  I greatly appreciate the work that Integrity House does on a daily basis to help these women who are struggling have a second chance at a good life.  Through their programs and facilities, Integrity House is changing the lives of women in Newark and helping them get back on track for them and their families.  If you'd like to learn more about Integrity House, please visit their website at www.integrityhouse.org.