Current Areas of Greatest Need
ACAP is in greatest need of your general operating support. Your donation is valuable to us and can help to make progress towards reaching our goals:
1. Library Fund
$30,000 Conversion to an Electronic Card Catalog and addition of Research Databases. Your donation can help us to meet this goal!
2. Scholarship Fund
$25,000 to support Joining Forces. Our program to assist urban mental health workers and educators to participate in courses and to improve the impact of their work on vulnerable children and families in New Jersey. Just $1,600 allows one worker to participate for two semesters
3. Trauma and Resilience Studies
ACAP provides services for survivors of traumatic events from those occurring in everyday ife, such as domestic violence or schoolyard bullying, to environmental catastrophes like natural disasters or 9/11. In the four months after 9/11 ACAP staff provided Critical Incident debriefing services for than 3000 survivors of the World Trade Center and their families. ACAP trains those who work on the front lines of trauma recovery through conferences, seminars and ongoing supervision.Through ACAP’s academic programs we teach those who want to either develop expertise in trauma and resilience work, or to expand clinical skills.
4. DYFS Initiative
ACAP has trained over 250 DYFS workers in our Step Back Method through one-day conferencing. DYFS staff learn practical skills that can increase cooperative relations with the challenged families in their caseload, and help staff build resilience, avoid burnout, while working in a stressful environment. The demand for this training exceeds ACAP’s capacity for programming. With your financial assistance, we can expand the number of participants and the number of children impacted through this program. Each gift of $125 covers the cost of a participant for a full 7 hours of of a training conference.
5. NJCC Financial Hardship Assistance Program
In the tough financial times we face, more and more people will be in need of low cost treatment alternatives. The North Jersey Consultation Center (NJCC) is preparing to accept individuals facing financial hardship and help them to transition their lives. We see individuals who need support to turn their lives around but may be uninsured or underinsured. We never turn patients away due to inability to pay. A donation of $200 helps 4 individuals or families through the intake process, enabling them to be assigned to a clinican for ongoing treatment.
Interested in making a donation but not online? Call our fundraising office. Annette Vaccaro, Grants Coordinator
or Send check to:
301 South Livingston Avenue,
2nd Floor Livingston, NJ 07039