Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Tax dollars at work at LRRC

PR- Starting Monday, June 6, the LRRC is extending its hours to include additional call-in hours on Monday evenings from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. New Jersey State Senator Robert W. Singer recently visited the Lakewood Resource & Referral Center (LRRC) office, 212 Second Street, Lakewood, to get a firsthand glimpse of the work that the LRRC does for the residents of Lakewood and Ocean County.



The LRRC helps people evaluate their eligibility for various social service programs, such as NJ FamilyCare, SNAP, and HUD Rental Assistance; assists them with applications; and, when necessary, advocates for them to resolve difficulties.

The LRRC also provides comprehensive social services; information about health care insurance plans, nutritional supplementation programs, and home utilities payment assistance programs.

Senator Singer observed case managers as they answered questions from callers, responded to clients taking advantage of the LRRC’S walk-in service, and conducted scheduled counseling sessions.

After observing Devorah Nussbaum, an LRRC bilingual case manager who specializes in assisting Spanish speaking clients, Senator Singer said, “The LRRC is doing a great job of reaching all segments of the community with its services. The staff is a knowledgeable, professional and hard-working team and we’re lucky to have them here in Ocean County.”

Mayer Hoberman, executive director of social services at the LRRC, said, “It was very gratifying for us to see that the Senator made time in his busy schedule to visit our office and see for himself what we do every day for the public. It means a lot to us to know that our elected officials are aware of our efforts.”

Starting Monday, June 6, the LRRC is extending its hours to include additional call-in hours on Monday evenings from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.

7 comments:

  1. The LRRC just received a 1.2 million dollar federal grant. Why are they only adding another 2 hours on one evening per week to pay 1 person to answer phone calls. They should be able to do more than that..

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  2. They received 2 grants recently over a few million dollars

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    1. The grants are to pay for the senator to take time off his busy schedule to come give his approval.

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  3. Push the olam on foods stamps to up the numbers and than call a meeting with the prosecutors office

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  4. Why are Jews so stupid as to fall for this welfare pushing? Don't people realize that taking welfare puts you in a hole that you won't be able to crawl out of? You'll never be incentivized to open a business, because you don't want to lose the $700 in food stamps, or hud. Stop taking government hand outs. It's wrong and we all know it. If only the Rabonim had the guts to preach the truth about it, because it seems like common sense isn't so common anymore.
    Get rid of you two leased cars and stop shopping at La dida and you'll be able to afford groceries without schnoring.

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    1. Its a free market system I can shop where i want and stop preaching and imposing your socialist ideas on the olam. La di da happens to be a nice store that serves a certain clientele. Most households have 2 jobs and its still hard to make ends meet. Be happy you dont have to schnorr and be happy with your lot, the wheels turn keep that in mind.

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  5. They should add more doctors at chemed so you shouldn't have to wait a few days to get an appointment.

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