On Wednesday evening November 13th Sunset Rotary Club members, at their regular weekly meeting in the Bonefish Grill, Paramus Park, were honored to have as their distinguished guest speaker Julia Orlando, Director of the Housing, Health and Human Services Center for Bergen County, here seen being greeted by founding member Frank Ramsay and club President Tom Shea. The Center, which is located at 120 S. River St., Hackensack, serves as a one-stop location and single point of entry for individuals to receive information, care management, health and human services and financial assistance. The Center is owned by the county and is the only one of its type. Normally the Center will house 90 people except during the winter months when the number increases to 105.
Individuals come from all walks of life, ranging in age from 18 to 70 years. There, people with problems ranging from mental health issues, substance abuse, trafficked women and sexual abuse, homelessness and the unemployed, can get professional advice and temporary shelter including meals. To learn more or avail oneself of the services provided, please phone 201-336-6475 or contact Ms Orlando direct at: 201-336-6476; email: [email protected]
Sunset Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at 6 pm at the Bonefish Grill, Paramus Park. The Club is one of the most active in the region, organizing fund raisers and food collections, helping individuals in need; especially servicemen who have been injured in the recent wars as well as aiding local charities. All of the members give of their time and resources selflessly in the true tradition of Rotary which is the oldest philanthropic organization in the world with 1.25 million members in 34,000 clubs in 175 countries. Anyone interested in learning more about Rotary should contact President Tom Shea at 201-447-4215 ([email protected] ) or Membership Chair Steve Wolferman at 201-483-7193 ([email protected]).