Month: June 2022

Our New Journey Families Need Your Support

Greetings Friends!

We at Our New Journey are very proud of our success in helping caregivers since our inception in 2007. With success, comes a greater demand from families in need of temporary financial support.

Our New Journey’s most compelling aspects are responding to the shared daily challenges each caregiver encounters, offering practical guidance and providing limited financial help. Over the past 15 years we have advised more than 2500 families and continue to receive new referrals weekly.

Through various fundraising efforts and private donations, we have helped 130 families pay for homecare, unreimbursed medical expenses and life sustaining personal supports. Ultimately, this has allowed individuals to live in their community of choice.

Proudly, approximately 94% of funds raised are used to finance care assistance to Our New Journey families. As we continue to build Our New Journey, we need to increase our resources. For every $18.00 donated, Our New Journey can provide one hour of homecare; for every $225.00 donated, an overnight respite service can be given. Whether you are new to our unique organization, or a long time supporter we and the families we serve would greatly appreciate any financial support we receive.

Donations are tax deductible and should be made payable to Our New Journey and sent to the home office at 180 Oldfield Ave, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604. If you require additional information, please feel free to contact us at 551-666-7581 or through e-mail:

Open Enrollment for State Rental Assistance Program (SRAP) For Elderly, Family, Homeless and Disabled Households

The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) published a Public Notice on June 20, 2022, announcing the opening of the waiting lists for the State Rental Assistance Program (SRAP) for four categories: (1) Elderly, (2) Family, (3) Homeless and (4) Disabled Households. 

SRAP preliminary applications will be available online at: Monday, July 11, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. until Friday, July 22, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. for very low-income residents, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older; or who are emancipated minors.  Income limits are referenced on our website at

To qualify for SRAP, the head of household must either be a U.S. citizen or national of the United States or be a non-citizen who has eligible immigration status.

In addition, Applicants must be New Jersey Residents for at least 6 months to apply.

Definition of a Resident:  Someone whose primary residence is in the State of New Jersey and who has resided in New Jersey for at least six (6) months prior to applying for SRAP assistance. 

Applicants must have an email address to apply. 

Additional information, including Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) can be viewed at: