Mayor Ted R. Green, the East Orange City Council and the East Orange Police Department will be hosting a Community Resource Fair on Thursday, August 25, between 5-8 p.m. at Haire Park, 141 South Grove Street.
The goal is to bring critical information about community services and programs directly to densely-populated, underserved areas in the city.
Non-profit agencies will be on-site to offer housing, employment and training, food assistance, blood pressure screenings, HIV and diabetes testing and referrals, while giveaways will include free haircuts, refreshments, backpacks and school supplies.
There also will be games, face painting and prizes for families.
These targeted pop-up fairs will provide the greatest opportunity to better acknowledge and address community needs while allowing residents a chance to speak one-on-one with municipal and county personnel about their concerns.
"East Orange is committed to providing our most vulnerable citizens with direct access to the resources they need when they need them the most," Mayor Green said.
"Through our ongoing community engagement – much of which has been accomplished through our EOPD's 'boots on the ground' approach via walking and bike patrols – we've had many conversations with residents to determine how best to address their needs.
Putting the right people in the right place to further these conversations is the first step toward providing solutions that will result in impactful change."
For more information, please call Lt. Y. Johnson at 973.266.5070 or email email@example.com.