STAFFORD - Haven/Beat the Streets is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping the homeless and marginalized in Ocean and Atlantic counties.  The organization is hosting a fundraising breakfast at the Applebees restaurant in Manahawkin on Sunday, April 22.  

The fundraiser will be held from 8:00 -10:00 a.m. and the cost for the breakfast is $15.00 per person. 

"This money is going to be used to help Haven with our vision and mission."and our vision is to locate a building and operate the first Toms River code blue homeless rescue mission," Martha Barnhill, the outreach coordinator said.

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Haven/Beat the Streets also has a program that includes assisting people access affordable housing, case management, information referrals, economic education, transportation and subsidies for housing and utilities.

"We are always looking for donations and if it's not monetary donations you can donate in other ways," Barnhill said. "We need clothing, toothbrushes, soap, wipes, all kinds of personal care items, coats, hats, gloves and shoes are also needed."

Donations can be made through their facebook page and their website.

Tickets for the breakfast can be purchased in advance by contacting Scott Martin at 732-267-0455 or

You can also get tickets at the door on the day of the fundraiser.

For information on how to donate items contact the director of Haven/Beat the Streets, Paul Hulse at 386-315-0168.