Donors — including Bon Jovi, through his JBJ Soul Foundation — and local officials took tours of Joseph's House's $1.2 million expanded facility, a renovated space where New Visions once was. The larger facility now serves those in need round the clock.
The facility on Atlantic Avenue just off Broadway now includes space for other service providers, including Center for Family Services, Project Hope and Rutgers Behavioral Health, to offer on-site assistance and outreach.
Computer rooms enable guests to search job sites, prepare resumes and look for housing. There are private conference rooms and washer-dryer banks for people to do their laundry. Next month, Joseph's House plans to install lockers, too, something program director Tricia Bradly said many guests asked about.