Eva's Village, A Homeless Shelter in NJ Makes Last Call for 2008 Golf Outing Sponsorships to Help Fund Anti-Poverty Programs in New Jersey

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Eva's Village (http://www.EvasVillage.org), a non-profit, comprehensive, social service agency in Paterson, New Jersey with a four-part mission to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, treat the addicted and provide medical care to the poor with respect for the human dignity of each individual announces The L. Robert Keller Memorial Invitational Golf Tournament. The NJ Charitable function will be held on Monday June 23, 2008 at The Montclair Golf Club in West Orange, NJ. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit Eva's Village and the people who use their services.

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It is events like these that make it possible for us to continue our mission at Eva's Village

Eva's Village today announced the final call for participation in the 2008 L. Robert Keller Memorial Invitational Golf Tournament, with proceeds benefiting Eva's Village anti-poverty programs in New Jersey.

The L. Robert Keller Memorial Invitational Golf Tournament is widely held to be one of the most pleasant and beautiful golf outings in New Jersey. Some openings for golfers may still be available, and hole sponsorships and donations are welcome. The tournament day will commence with registration at 10:00 am and a cookout lunch. Shotgun start is at 12:30 pm and will be followed by a lavish cocktail reception/dinner buffet and awards ceremony at 6 PM. Reception-only tickets are also available.

For more information, please contact Donna Fico, Chief Marketing Officer immediately at 973.523.6220 x230 or via email at donna.fico(at)evasvillage.org.

2008 is the 26th anniversary of Eva's Village and their commitment to the hungry, homeless, addicted and poor in New Jersey. A model New Jersey Charity, Eva's Village continues to expand their anti-poverty programs in NJ to keep up with the ever-growing demand and is seeking additional New Jersey volunteers and charitable contributions to continue providing hope to people in need. The L. Robert Keller Memorial Invitational Golf Tournament is an opportunity for golfers and Eva's supporters to enjoy themselves while they make a valuable donation to the poor and the homeless. "It is events like these that make it possible for us to continue our mission at Eva's Village," says Donna Fico.

Originally a New Jersey soup kitchen, Eva's Village was founded in 1982 by Msgr. Vincent E. Puma in response to the New Jersey homeless problem in his Paterson, NJ parish. But Msgr. Puma soon realized that a soup kitchen was not enough. By 1996, when -- with the generous support of donors and private and government grants -- Eva's moved to its new facility on Main Street, it had grown into a full-scale "village" meeting the needs of the homeless, addicted and poor.

Today, Eva's Village is one of the most respected anti-poverty programs in NJ, with many programs that respect the human dignity of individuals:

Eva's Village Kitchen serves an average of 240 meals daily to the homeless.

Eva's Village Central Intake offers extensive case management for the poor and addicted.

Eva's Village Emergency Overnight Shelters for men and for women provide beds for chronically homeless men and women 18 years of age and older. Shelter clients receive food, shelter and clothing, plus assistance with progress toward independent living.

Eva's Village Shelter for Mothers and Children provides a safe and comfortable home for mothers over the age of 18 and up to 50 children who stay an average of four months in residence.

Eva's Village Transitional Apartments for Mothers and Children offers 6 two-bedroom apartments for families who need additional time and resources to move into their own apartment.

Eva's Village Men's Supportive Housing provides permanent affordable housing for formerly homeless men who have graduated from Eva's recovery.

Eva's Village Primary Care Clinic handles over 4,000 patient visits a year for medical, dental, and podiatric services to the homeless and working poor, largely provided through the generosity of volunteer physicians and dentists.

Eva's Village Residential Recovery Centers for Men and Women provide a three-phase treatment program usually lasting 9-12 months for those addicted to drugs or alcohol.

Eva's Village Intensive Outpatient Program offers counseling, group therapy, education, and aftercare based on the American Society of Addiction Medicine criteria, plus a full range of psychosocial services.

Eva's Village Director, Sister Gloria Perez, P.B.V.M. says, "At the end of the day I know we are doing good things but there is always so much more to do." Eva's Village is actively seeking donors and volunteers to help them serve the increasing numbers of the homeless, addicted and poor in New Jersey. To donate to Eva's Village, to find our about volunteer opportunities in New Jersey, or for more information, go to http://www.EvasVillage.org, call 973.523.6220 x230, or write to: Donna Fico, Chief Marketing Officer, Eva's Village, 393 Main Street, Paterson, NJ, 07501.

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