PARAMUS – The Care Plus Foundation, Inc. a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports the innovative and life-changing programs and services of Care Plus NJ, Inc. will be holding its eighth annual “Golfers Give Back” charitable Golf Outing on Mon., Sept. 16 at White Beeches Country Club in Haworth to benefit individuals and families receiving services at CarePlus.

“Golfers Give Back” is a valuable fundraising avenue for the Foundation, demonstrating the mission to support programs and services of CarePlus, providing education, advocacy and outreach to increase access to care and decrease the stigma of mental health. All proceeds will go directly toward the Foundation’s mission to improve access to care and treatment for individuals and families affected by the diseases of mental illness and addiction.

“As a not-for-profit and community-based provider, CarePlus has been the driving force behind innovative solutions solving some of the biggest challenges surrounding mental and behavioral health treatment and services, serving as a national model for integrated care,” Jeremy Piccini, Esq., Vice Chair of the CarePlus Board of Trustees said, and event co-chair.

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“With dwindling state and federal funding for behavioral healthcare, private funding in the form of charitable giving and community support is absolutely essential for CarePlus to continue to fulfill its commitment to enhancing the continuum of care within the communities it serves.”

Proceeds from “Golfers Give Back” benefit those served by CarePlus by providing:

  • Supportive funding for access to treatment programs and services
  • Housing and medication assistance
  • Educational and professional development scholarships
  • Advocacy and community education
  • Transportation fund for shared ride services and program vehicles

Recently the Foundation launched the new Transportation fund in an effort to remove a major obstacle to care that 3.6 million Americans face annually. The CarePlus Transportation Fund was established to serve individuals who do not have a vehicle or have a disability that prevents them from driving by helping to provide vehicles for programs and supporting innovative approaches such as CarePlus’ partnership with UberHealth.

“Through consistent advocacy, community education and fundraising, the Foundation offers supportive opportunities to those facing financial hardships, helping to remove major obstacles to care and treatment,” Piccini said.

The golf outing includes breakfast before the shotgun start, an 18-hole course, golf cart access, and a barbeque lunch. The event continues into the evening with a cocktail party, dinner, awards, a silent auction, a tricky tray and a 50/50 raffle.

Major sponsors for the event include Presenting Sponsor: Bergen New Bridge Medical Center; as well as Gold Sponsors: Accredited Lock Supply Co., Bertone & Piccini LLP, Netsmart Technologies, Roy W. Walters & Associates, and Robert Brown from Digital Voice Network.

In addition to sponsorship opportunities, individuals can participate by golfing, attending the cocktail party and dinner, or purchasing 50/50 tickets. All payment options are available online: http://www.CarePlusNJ.org/2019Golf/

The CarePlus Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization and all donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Any questions regarding the event should be directed to the Foundation office at 201-986-5070.

To learn more about CarePlus and its wide range of programs and services, visit https://www.careplusnj.org/.