The Trenton Social Impact Group is comprised of CEOs and Executive Directors of nonprofit organizations working together to improve the lives of those living in the Trenton area. These organizations have created a safety net of services to help all people in Mercer County, New Jersey. The organization believes everyone deserves to live with dignity. Our “Common Good Initiative” helps individuals in need of food and shelter. Our participating members connect people to resources—but our most important work connects people with people.
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Sexual Assault Awareness Month
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). During this month we educate the public about sexual assault to create awareness, prevention and support survivors who have experienced sexual assault. We are focused on this issue for the entire month because if the public doesn’t know about sexual assault—how can we prevent it?
Join Womanspace in supporting survivors throughout April at our events:
April 9th, 10th and 11th River Horse Brewery hosts a fundraiser for Womanspace for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)
April 14th is the Womanspace SAAM Launch and Teal day, teal is the color we wear to support survivors
April 23rd Take Back the Night, where we honor survivors’ experiences and stories collaborative event with TCNJ
April 28th Denim Day
April 28th Womanspace will present on Denim Day for Mercer County Community College. Zoom Meeting ID: 848 7886 5719
At the Trenton Social Impact Group, we believe every time you give “good”, you get better. That’s how the Common Good Initiative was born.
We have a team of special people who dedicate their time, money and talent to build our county-wide support network, which provides the basic needs to give everyone a second chance.
But we need your help to keep this effort going so we can take care of everyone in need.
For our corporate neighbors, we could use financial support and increased employee awareness and engagement in this effort.
For individual residents of the Mercer County region, we could use your time, expertise, and financial support to help serve alongside us, giving back your gratitude to your family at-large.
To take full advantage of our support network, please search below for our services that can help you.
More than 50,000 residents will go hungry tonight in Mercer County, N.J., a number that has swelled in the era of COVID-19, according to research by Feeding America. Including children and seniors, 11% of Mercer County is food insecure. Our county-wide support network opens its doors and delivers food throughout the week to help feed those in need.
The majority (56%) of Mercer County homeless persons reported having some type of disability, according to a Point-in-Time Count of the homeless from Monarch Housing Associates. Survivors of Domestic Violence represent 11.2% of the total homeless population in our county, while 92.6% of our homeless youth identify as African American. Our county-wide support network provides emergency shelters, short-term apartments and long-term housing solutions.
The lack of education and employment is part of the reason why the wealthiest American families now have 75 times more wealth as lower-income families, according to a report from Pew Research Center. A minimum-wage worker would have to work nearly 127 hours per week to afford a two-bedroom rental home in most of the U.S., according to the National Low Income Housing Coalition. Our county-wide support network teaches the skills needed to overcome.
Individuals with physical and mental challenges are overrepresented when it comes to food insecurity and homelessness. Among Mercer County’s homeless disabled, 53% reported mental health issues making it the most prevalent disability, according to the Mercer County Point-in-Time Count of the Homeless from Monarch Housing Associates. Our county-wide support network provides trained staff in the areas of trauma, cognitive behavioral therapy, mood disorders and anger management.
Lifting people up through the sharing of crucial knowledge will give all Mercer County residents a true support network. Our county-wide network provides men with mock on-site job interviews and teenage boys with classes about healthy and productive relationships, as well as leadership and life skills. We provide women with support groups for job search and a career center for assistance, ranging from job training to referrals to local boutiques.
July 14, 2020
A subset of the Trenton Social Impact Group (TSIG), which is a consortium of 25 Mercer County-based nonprofits, will participate in the digital marketing campaign. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated a present and persistent problem where a growing number of neighbors exist without food and shelter.
There’s Still Time! Join the LifeTies 40th Anniversary Wellness Challenge!
Location: Virtual Announcement of top team winners
More Info: March 29th - Three more days and LifeTies 40th Anniversary Wellness Challenge will begin!. Sign up here to register: https://p2p.onecause.com/lifeties From April 1st - April 29th, you will commit to 40 hours of wellness and self-care activities. You will be able to track all of your activities such as running, walking, dancing, meditating, yoga...join in the fun while contributing to both your wellness and to the wellness of our youth.