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The DACKKs Group for Sup­port­ive Hous­ing Devel­op­ment, a Bergen County, New Jer­sey, char­ity, is ded­i­cated to help­ing the home­less make the tran­si­tion to inde­pen­dent liv­ing. Our mis­sion is sim­ple. With the help of ded­i­cated vol­un­teers and the finan­cial sup­port from gov­ern­ment and foun­da­tion grants, and pri­vate donors, we pur­chase prop­er­ties through­out the Bergen County area , such as con­do­minium units, sin­gle– and multi-​family homes. These units are rented to peo­ple work­ing to over­come home­less­ness and liv­ing with dis­abil­i­ties for thirty per­cent of their income…what­ever their income






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Van­tage Health Sys­tem (VHS) and The DACKKs Group recently cel­e­brated their upcom­ing merger at a fundrais­ing event held at The Brick House, in Wyck­off, New Jer­sey. The merger will enable both agen­cies to pro­vide more sup­port­ive hous­ing and com­pre­hen­sive out­pa­tient, in-​home and res­i­den­tial and sup­port­ive hous­ing ser­vices to indi­vid­u­als with men­tal health, addic­tion, and devel­op­men­tal dis­abil­i­ties within Bergen County. Two hun­dred donors from both orga­ni­za­tions gath­ered at the event, which hon­ored Karen Amy, founder and pres­i­dent of The DACKKs Group. Vicki Sidrow, CEO of Van­tage Health Sys­tem shared, “This merger will allow us to con­tinue to save and change even more lives each day. We are thrilled with the expan­sion of sup­port­ive hous­ing.”

Thanks to the merger, Van­tage Health Sys­tem will now be able to focus on devel­op­ing more safe, decent, and afford­able hous­ing for the home­less and peo­ple liv­ing with dis­abil­i­ties. Both VHS and The DACKKs Group pur­chase, main­tain, and man­age prop­er­ties through­out Bergen County to rent to those in need at 30% of their income, regard­less of what it may be. Join­ing together, these two dri­ven non-​for profit orga­ni­za­tions will own and oper­ate 17 prop­er­ties, serv­ing 87 indi­vid­u­als with spe­cial needs. By com­bin­ing their strengths, the merger will cer­tainly be able to more effi­ciently serve the com­mu­nity, pro­vid­ing a ‘leg up’ rather than a ‘hand out’.

About Van­tage Health Sys­tem and The DACKKs Group: Both Van­tage and DACKKs are 501©(3) non-​profit cor­po­ra­tions in New Jer­sey that strive to make a dif­fer­ence in the lives of home­less and spe­cial needs populations. Vantage Health Sys­tem cel­e­brates 58 years of pro­vid­ing com­pre­hen­sive out­pa­tient, in-​home and res­i­den­tial and sup­port­ive hous­ing ser­vices to indi­vid­u­als with men­tal health, addic­tion, and devel­op­men­tal dis­abil­i­ties along with elder­care chal­lenges for 3,000 peo­ple a year in Bergen County. The DACKKs group, pro­vid­ing sup­port­ive hous­ing in 11 homes in five com­mu­ni­ties, has been mak­ing a sig­nif­i­cant dif­fer­ence for 14 years.

 

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2014
CAL­EN­DAR OF EVENTS
 
 

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“End­ing home­less­ness is pos­si­ble. As Man­dela said “It always seems impos­si­ble until it’s done.” It is in fact some­thing we can and must achieve.” Read the whole arti­cle…
 

 

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