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Grantee Blog 2020

Collaborating for a Healthy, Inclusive Trenton

THT recently launched “Collaborating for a Healthy, Inclusive Trenton,” a community initiative supported by the New Jersey Division of Disability Services(DDS) to incorporate the skills, contributions, needs, and priorities of those with disabilities into the ongoing work of THT and our community partners, as well as connect those with disabilities to social services and resources.

 

Trenton residents with disabilities are less likely to access services and support for which they are eligible than those in wealthier communities. Many are unaware services are available, while others are unable to navigate the application system and lack a strong advocate to assist them, if desired.

 

Next month, THT will begin hosting a series of “listening sessions” enabling residents with disabilities to share their concerns and ideas for improving access to services and supports.

Residents who participate in upcoming listening sessions will become an integral part of planning, designs, and service coordination work for the long-term, with the ultimate goal of establishing new community-wide norms that welcome all. These sessions are the first steps in an ongoing effort.

 

In addition, THT will be conferring with neighborhood associations and other local groups, city and county policymakers and our community partners through conversations and listening sessions to address how neighborhood revitalization, housing quality, COVID vaccinations, and food insecurity affects those with disabilities.

 

To learn more, contact THT Program Manager Stephanie Doering (609-256-4555 ext. 187)

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About the Grantee

Trenton Health Team

Trenton Health Team is an innovative, multi-sector partnership dedicated to the health and well-being of the greater Trenton community.