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Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless Announces Fundraiser Because There’s No Place Like Home


ELIZABETH, NJ – For the thousands of children who are either homeless or living with its threat, the phrase There’s No Place Like Home has a special, poignant meaning, one the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless knows well.

On Wednesday, May 16, the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless will host its annual No Place Like Home to raise funds for its children’s programs, including Bernice’s Place, New Jersey’s only after-school and summer program for homeless and at-risk children. Last year, the Coalition was able to establish a dog therapy program to help the children they serve who have physical, behavioral and emotional issues. Other sponsorships include the adoption of transitional houses to help with the upkeep and rent. 

There’s No Place Like Home takes place at The Grand Summit Hotel, 570 Springfield Avenue, Summit. State Senator Joseph Cryan will once again officiate as the master of ceremonies.The $75 ticket includes cocktails, dinner, and music. For more information, visit

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This year’s honorees:

  • William Holzapfel, Esq., City of Elizabeth: Founder’s Award for Public Service
  • Lois Bass, Infineum USA L.P.: Founder’s Award for Corporate Responsibility
  • Alberto Goncalves, GonSosa Development: Founder’s Award for Community Development
  • Ronald Thompson: Founder’s Award for Community Service
  • Eric Hagstrom, founder of the summer swimming program, and Westfield High School Athletic Department: Spirit of Joanie Award

ECHH is grateful to following sponsors who are among those supporting There’s No Place Like Home: Infineum, Verizon, AGL Resources, Phillips 66, Teva Pharmaceuticals, and the Hagstrom Family.

For opportunities to help support the Coalition in their important work, please contact the Coalition by calling 908-447-3964, emailing

About Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless

The Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless is a nonprofit established more than 35 years ago to serve the needs of the homeless and near homeless in the community. Through the agency, clients are given the tools they need to transition to safe, affordable housing so they can live healthy, productive lives, and where they are accepted as members of the community.

The Elizabeth Coalition focuses on teaching people to self-advocate and to empower themselves to become self-sufficient. The agency seeks to build a community of support and compassion in partnership with St. Joseph Social Service Center, the community-at-large, volunteers, and other agencies committed to advancing the interests of homeless and near homeless people.

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