SCDC APPLAUDS GRASSROOTS PUSH TO DENOUNCE HATE

"We applaud the proactive citizens of Sussex County who took time to draft this resolution, hoping that our governing bodies within the county would proceed appropriately and open a dialogue with the public. We at the SCDC wish we could feign surprise at the dismal and, frankly, lackluster response of Commissioner Director Fantasia and her cohorts concerning this significant effort facilitated by the people of our county. But sadly, we cannot."

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NJ bill aims at eliminating caretaker discrimination against LGBTQ seniors

“Senior care providers who receive funding from the state could be required to complete cultural competency training focused on sexual orientation and gender identity if a proposed bill passes.
The bill aims to help providers better understand LGBTQ topics and eliminate discrimination that LGBTQ people fear when finding care or housing.”
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Sussex County GOP to select among three candidates for Board of Commissioners

An opening on the Sussex County Board of County Commissioners was created in late 2020 with the resignation of Josh Hertzberg. The Sussex County GOP committee will now select one of three individuals to fill the vacancy for the duration of the term set to expire at the end of this year.
ICYMI: Our thoughts from September 2020 on Hertzberg’s decision to abandon his county position to run for Sparta Council. https://www.insidernj.com/.../sussex-democrats-call.../
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NJ launches COVID vaccine plan for people with developmental disabilities. Here's how it works

The state Department of Health unveiled a new COVID-19 vaccination plan for group home residents with developmental disabilities that begins late this week, officials said.

Here’s what the residents, their families and the people who care for them will need to know ahead of getting vaccinated.

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LGBTQ youth faces an 'epidemic' within the COVID pandemic — a lack of safe housing

“LGBTQ youth are 120% more likely to experience homelessness than non-LGBTQ counterparts, according to data from Data from True Colors United, an organization dedicated to ending youth homelessness.
Although 7% of the general U.S. population identifies as LGBTQ, LGBTQ people make up 40% of the nation's homeless youth population.”
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Resources available to LGBTQIA Youth

Did you know about all of the great resources available to LGBTQIA🏳️‍🌈 youth across New Jersey?

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