Learn about the most current issues the NETWORK is supporting below.
Many NJHSA agencies have expressed deep concern about seniors in their communities struggling with food insecurity and malnutrition. This week in Washington, NJHSA endorsed two new pieces of legislation in Congress to address this issue:
As Congress seeks to pass major tax legislation, the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) and other programs that serve and protect children, older adults, and people with disabilities are being targeted to pay for it. If the current tax bill passes, SSBG will be subject to automatic cuts that would eventually eliminate the program if no action is taken. SSBG gives state and local agencies critical, flexible support to help vulnerable children, adults and families. Don't let Congress hurt vulnerable children, adults, and families. Join the Network in urging Congress to protect SSBG from future budget cuts.
February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month! This will be the 8th convening of Jewish Disability Advocacy Day (JDAD), which will be in Washington, DC on February 6, 2018. Jewish Disability Advocacy Day will take place from 9am-5pm on Tuesday, February 6th, on Capitol Hill. Registration is open through January 12, 2018. Register and learn more here.