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.
As the Trenton Social Impact Group, we have created a unique support network, the Common Good Initiative, that delivers life-saving services to our neighbors in need in Mercer County, New Jersey.
But those aren’t the only ones we help.
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Our network also helps our team of leaders, who are given the chance to be a part of the solution. While we connect people in need with resources, our most valuable work happens when we connect them with other special, kind-hearted people who champion the idea that everyone deserves to live with dignity.
Our work benefits those being served as well as those serving.
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The Trenton Social Impact Group is tackling hunger and homelessness in Mercer County with their Common Good Initiative. The Common Good Initiative is a county-wide support network for those individuals who are without food and shelter. to learn how you can become more involved, please search below for the services that resonate with you.
Hunger: We nourish our neighbors with life-sustaining food.
Housing: We connect those in need with temporary, short-term, long-term shelter.
Education / Employment: We deliver vital knowledge about parenting, job-search and financial skills to help people regain their footing.
Counseling: We provide counseling for trauma and abuse, domestic violence, depression and addiction recovery.
Empowerment: We teach agriculture skills to improve food security, as well as pathways to higher education and financial knowledge to build credit.
Together, we can change the world by changing our neighbors’ lives. We can end this inequity and restore these basic human rights for all.
And we can do more with you!
All of the organizations in The Common Good Initiative are welcoming volunteers – some virtually, some in person. To find out the guidelines for volunteering at any of these organizations, just click on their logo below:
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.
April 29, 2021
As COVID-19 vaccines are distributed and infection rates trend downward, predictions for what post-pandemic America will look like have begun.
April 30, 2021
Nonprofit organizations are powered by the passion and dedication of their staff. But as the COVID-19 pandemic leads to funding interruptions, increased demand for services and safety concerns, many organizations are being forced to make tough staffing and compensation decisions.
May 25, 2021
The New Jersey Department of Health has enlisted Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton to help provide critically needed COVID-19 health education, testing, contact tracing, and vaccine support to underserved groups in Central Jersey, including Latino and Black communities and documented and undocumented immigrants.
January 18, 2022
n Thursday, January 13, 2022, Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) opened its doors to patrons for its lunch service, like it does every weekday at its Escher Street dining room. On this day, however, patrons were invited to take a seat in front of a warm bowl of soup as TASK observed the 40th anniversary of its first meal in the city of Trenton.
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.
Join Womanspace April 28, 2021 for Denim Day
Date/Time: April 28, 2021 -
More Info: Wear Denim to support survivors and educate yourself and others about sexual assault #SAAM2021 #DenimDay2021
Isles’ 2021 Virtual Forum
Date/Time: June 7, 2021 -
More Info: You’re invited to Isles’ Forum, a FREE, week-long virtual series of webinars, workshops, panels and more to explore community development and environmental challenges and solutions. Pick and choose the topics of interest to you, or sign up for all! This Forum is free and open to the public as part of Isles’ 40 Years of Impact celebration. https://isles.org/forum