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PRAC of SOUTHERN N.J.

Programs and Services

Hispanic Cultural, Heritage, Arts, Entertainment and Sporting Initiatives

P.R.A.C. of SNJ is committed to fostering a relationship with the entire community. Through our Hispanic Cultural, Heritage, Arts, Entertainment and Sporting Initiatives we are able to provide world class Hispanic Programs to build bridges throughout the community and breaking down barriers through our initiative.

P.R.A.C. is committed to foster a partnership by hosting events such as the Legends of Salsa Concert Series at the Levoy Theater in Millville, Salsa with the Stars at the Cumberland County College, cultural programs at the Salem Community College Davidow Theater and an annual international baseball Ambassador Tour with the Puerto Rican U-16 Baseball team competing in Southern N.J. just to name a few of our projects.

PRAC will continue to take the lead with these types of events as we grow our programs throughout the region in the upcoming year. So keep posted and hope to see you at the next event!

Cultural Diversity Training Programs

PRAC provides cultural diversity training to employees and managers. We help governmental and corporate organizations to:

  • Build a culture that is empowered by differences
  • Develop effective multicultural teams
  • Recruit and retain a diverse workforce
  • Resolve conflict between employers and employees
  • Reduce employee turnover
  • Promote employee productivity
  • Demonstrate compliance with emerging federal guidelines

Our training programs always include the following basic components:

  • Knowledge needed to function effectively in multicultural environments.
  • Awareness of learned prejudices and fears about differences and how these impact organizational culture and
    personal and professional relationships.
  • Skills to increase the level of cultural competence, cross-cultural conflict resolution and creative problem solving.
  • Action to develop plans to implement the new knowledge, awareness and skills, on both the individual and organizational levels. Change may start at the individual level, but it is best sustained when it takes place simultaneously at the systemic level.

Woodbine Office

Client Services

PRAC provides a wide array of case management services. The program assists in resolving client issues including health care management, employment needs, translating services, housing services, referral services, along with transportation services.

NJ Share

Provides utility relief to people, who are determined to the middle class income households and who are not eligible for low income types assistance. NJ SHARE Inc. Provides assistances to individual and families living in NJ who are in need of temporary  help in paying theirs energy bills. It provides grant to pays the energy and utility bills of the households.

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LIHEAP  

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, LIHEAP, is a federally funded program that helps families and individuals with their energy bills (includes: electric, natural gas, oil and other deliverable fuels.) To be eligible for LIHEAP benefits, the applicant household must be responsible for home heating or cooling costs, either directly or included in the rent; and have gross income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. Applications are accepted from October 1 through April 30.

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Universal Service Fund (USF)

USF is a program that helps low-income households pay for their electric and natural gas costs. It can lower their monthly cost if found eligible.  To be eligible for USF, your household must meet income requirements, and spend more than three percent of household income on gas and/or electricity; (or spend more than six percent of household income on electric heating). USF is available any time of the year.

Penns Grove Office:

Emergent Client Services

Emergency Rental Assistance to qualified individuals who are behind in their rent and face eviction.

Emergency Utility Assistance to qualified individuals who are in danger of disconnection.

Emergency food services for individuals and families.

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Aging and Disabled Resource Connection

The program goal is to provide Salem County senior citizens (60 and over) a venue by which they can receive information regarding the social programs available to them to promote a safe healthy Lifestyle and maintain independence.
In order to achieve this goal, the PRAC of Southern NJ will:

  1. Identify senior citizens in the target area through outreach services and assess for pressing needs, and
  2. Direct seniors to existing resources administered by the state and federal government and other non-profit agencies.

The program targets and identifies seniors in Salem County and provide services to people in need regardless of nationality or ethnicity.  PRAC of Southern New Jersey will work in concert and collaboration with other service providers in the referral component and through case management services, ascertain and secure the much needed resources for the individuals being served.  These programs include, but not limited to, assistance with mental health, housing, food, energy assistance, healthcare and physical wellness, translation services, transportation, light residential maintenance, and more. PRAC can communicate and understand the needs of this population and in the targeted area.  The program model is based on extensive outreach to ensure that those who identify themselves as needing support receive it.

It is PRAC’s goal to serve as the roadmap to existing services and to remove the barriers facing the senior residents of Salem County.

Eligibility criteria:

In order for an individual referred to receive PRAC services, the individual referred must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be 60 years of age or older
  • Be a resident of Salem County

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Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness

PRAC of Southern NJ Latina Breast Cancer Awareness is specifically tailored to serve documented and undocumented Hispanic women ages 50-74 that are economically disadvantaged, medically underserved and reside in primarily rural areas of Atlantic, Gloucester, Salem, and Cumberland Counties.

PRAC will utilize bilingual Spanish speaking staff to ensure cultural and linguistic competence in the delivery of outreach, education, transportation, and patient navigation services provided by PRAC.  PRAC will provide free transportation and translation for participants obtaining breast cancer health. For those who are uninsured PRAC will make all initial screening referrals for care to NJCEED sites in Atlantic, Cumberland, Salem, and Gloucester County.

Goal

PRAC’S goal will be to increase breast health awareness, increase attendance at educational sessions, increase access to breast health services through transportation, and increase breast screenings by Latinas ages 50-74, whom are economically disadvantaged and medically undeserved across the counties of Salem, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Atlantic in a culturally competent linguistically appropriate manner.

Stay in Touch with PRAC NJ Today!

Looking for employment with PRAC of Southern New Jersey? Interested parties should submit an email of interest and a resume to the following: sholmes@pracnj.com.