DEIRDRE’S HOUSE: OFFICIAL NEW YORK JETS COURAGE HOUSE
On October 25th, the New York Jets formally announced the dedication of Deirdre’s House as their official Ed Block Courage House. The team has a working relationship with the child advocacy program dating back to 2008, assisting with Christmas gift lists each year.
Members from the New York Jets, including 2014 Ed Block Courage Award Recipient, Rontez Miles, were in attendance to meet with 20+ children and their families, along with members of Deirdre’s House and the local Prosecutors office. Miles handed out gifts of hats and tee shirts, while signing autographs and taking pictures with each child in attendance. The Foundation presented plagues to honor the occasion to both the New York Jets and Deirdre’s House representatives, along with a $10,000 check to support the growth of the facility. ~ 2015 Ed Block Courage Award Foundation
Deirdre’s House is looking forward to our continued relationship with the Jets and the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation! For more information visit the article by nj.com, who was there to cover this great event and local media article from TAPinto!
Deirdre’s House: 20 years of looking out for Morris County’s children
Daily Record covered Deirdre’s House 20th anniversary and the work being done every day for Morris County child victims of abuse and/or neglect and their families.
“We’re busy each and every day unfortunately,” Savettiere said. “But I have to say, without the support of our community, days there get to be very difficult but I always know that with the help of our community, every child that comes through that door will be helped. And that makes the task bearable.” ~ Peggy Wright, Daily Record. For more of the article, click here.
DEIRDRE’S HOUSE 20TH ANNIVERSARY RESOLUTION
The 20th anniversary of the opening of Deirdre’s House, a safe haven in Morris County for youngest victims of sexual and physical abuse, was commemorated by the Morris County Freeholders in a ceremony attended by the family of the late Freeholder Jim O’Brien and his wife Georgia, who were instrumental in creating the center.
Freeholder Director Kathy DeFillippo, on behalf of the entire board, read a resolution of support for their efforts.