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Morristown Neighborhood House-Open Doors

Tyronica Shaw is one of 90 community members getting in shape, eating healthier and feeling great thanks to Morristown Neighborhood House’s Open Doors program.
“ The Zumba classes have motivated me to exercise and the free fresh fruits and vegetables offered during each session help me to eat healthy on a limited budget” Ms. Shaw’s sentiments reflect the mission of New Jersey Healthy Communities Network who is working with 66 grantees to improve the health outcomes for people in New Jersey. This funding brings together Morristown Neighborhood House and the Interfaith Food Pantry, to help our local communities in Morris County to eat right and get fit. This collaboration opens doors to better health by improving access to fresh food and recreation professionals at no cost. The Zumba program has been operating for 10 weeks and has attracted between 25-45 people each session. Miss Munah Hayes of Moonology has created a program that promotes personal and family participation and keeps participant’s hearts pumping for the entire hour. Ms. Shaw not only appreciates the health benefits of the Open Doors program, she has made new friends who are now committed to improving their health.

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Morristown Neighborhood House (Cornerstone)

Morristown Neighborhood House was founded in 1898 as a settlement house that embraced the Morristown community’s growing diversity. To date, Morristown Neighborhood House has remained a pillar of diversity and cross-cultural positivity in the Morristown area. The Neighborhood House is unique in providing a wide array of services that enhance educational and social development in Morristown’s youth