November 3, 2009
For Immediate Release

Contact: Julia Bey Ahmet 973-463-9600, ext. 303

Community Hope Hosts Third Annual Wellness Fair
November 12, 2009

Date:    Thursday November 12, 2009
Time:    11 a.m. to 3p.m
Place:   The NJ Foundation for the Blind
              230 Diamond Spring Road in Denville, NJ

Parsippany, NJ -- Community Hope, a nonprofit organization providing housing and support services to homeless veterans and individuals in recovery from mental illness, is hosting its third Annual Wellness Fair for residents of their residential recovery programs, their families, and employees at the NJ Foundation for the Blind at 230 Diamond Spring Road in Denville, NJ on November 12, 2009 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“This event promotes wellness and recovery, which is at the core of our mission in helping individuals overcome mental illness and reach their potential,” said J. Michael Armstrong, Community Hope Chief Executive Officer.  “We acknowledge the numerous community partners who have made this event possible.”

Participating community partners include:  M. Broadwell, RD, Capital One, Career Connection Resource Institute, CHOICES, C. Clifton Personal Growth Trainer, Community Cares, DAWN, The Davis Center, Dover Business College, Dress for Success, Employment Horizons, M. Gezer Essential Oils, Goddesstar Angel Therapy, Greenergy Horticultural Therapy, Hearts and Minds, Hope House, Interfaith Food Pantry, IZZE Beverages, N. Laglia Master Reiki Facilitator, Mental Health Association of NJ, Mental Health Association of Morris County, Morris County Health Management, NAMI of Morris County, NJ Commission for the Blind, People Helping People in Need, The Morris Self Help Center, NJ Foundation for the Blind, S. Novick Massage Therapy, NORWESCAP, Project Self Sufficiency, The Rose House, St. Clare’s Career Services, St. Clare’s Wellness & Recovery Center, The Self-Help Clearinghouse, The Susan G. Komen Foundation, Therapy Dogs International, Turn-A-Frown Around Foundation, UMDNJ Complete Wellness Project, UMDNJ Dept. of Allied Dental Education, Volunteer Management Center, Wellness Possibilities, Zufall Health Center.

Community Hope was formed as a private nonprofit organization in 1985 by family members and mental health professionals seeking a safe haven in the community where young adults could continue their recovery from chronic mental illness.  Since then, Community Hope’s residential recovery programs have expanded to serve over 300 individuals daily.  The organization opened the largest program in New Jersey for homeless veterans in 2004 and is among one of the largest providers of supported housing for people with mental illness in New Jersey.  For more information about Community Hope, visit