Town Clock CDC holds an annual fundraising & advocacy event, called Being Brave. It is inspirational and is designed to honor and support women who bravely pursue safety, wholeness, and affordable housing.
This year’s event focused on the Community Awardees: The Outstanding Advocate Award - Angel Maria Cruz of Liberating Women; The Outstanding Volunteer Award: Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple - being accepted by Rabbi Philip Bazeley; and The Outstanding Provider Award: Susan Giordano, Program Director of the Rutgers Homeless & Indigent Population Health Outreach Project (HIPHOP) at the Office of Community Health. Other elements included music performed by local artists, raffle baskets, and appearances of notable individuals, including the #TheManStand speaker Lonnie Allgood, who is a retired NFL wide-receiver and played for the Buffalo Bills & the Cincinnati Bengals.
All proceeds help to support the programming offered to our eleven resident survivor families living at Dina's Dwellings and the Barbara Littman House.
#BeingBrave #TheHeroWithin #TownClockCDC
Angel Maria Cruz
Founder/CEO of Liberating Women LLC.
Outstanding Advocate Award
Program Director, Rutgers (HIPHOP)
Outstanding Provider Award
Rabbi Philip Bazeley
on behalf of Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple
Outstanding Volunteer Award
Former NFL Player
Venus Jewelers Gemologist
Being Brave 2022 Host
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About Town Clock Community Development Corporation
Town Clock Community Development Corporation is a New Brunswick, NJ-based nonprofit that operates Dina's Dwellings and the Barbara Littman House to provide permanent, affordable, safe housing and supportive services to survivors of domestic violence and their children.
It is one of only 40 such establishments in the entire United States.
It is the largest facility of its kind in New Jersey.
Our goal is to replicate our model by working with other organizations and creating at least two facilities in every state.
57% of homeless women report domestic violence as the root cause of their homelessness.