Almost a year ago the world was horrified as we grieved the murder of George Floyd. His last words, “I can’t breathe,” brought a painful and crushing reality to the level of social injustice in our country.
The courage of 12 jurors in Minneapolis to trust themselves and vote their conscience brought me a tremendous sigh of relief. This was a moment of collective courage which, we hope, will lead to a deeper recognition that social injustice is real, and that change is needed. To know that this moment was possible brought such relief, I felt I could breathe. I felt hope.
We will and must build on this moment, for there is so much work to be done. We will continue to stand in support of our Black, Brown, and Asian communities. All of us at Family Connections will continue our fight for social justice, equity, and inclusion every day, for that is the core of our work.
Every day, our amazing staff bring their big hearts and cutting-edge programs to people across Northern New Jersey. We are committed to equity of access for underserved communities and to ensuring that all receive the highest quality mental health and substance use services.
Through equity of access, there is hope. We need hope in our journeys to healing. So please join us today – where hope meets possibility.
Chief Executive Officer