Program Facets

Middlesex County Chapter Initiatives

The Middlesex County Chapter of the Links, Inc. partnered with the Brookview House to assist with the self-sufficiency of its residents in November 2011. Brookview House offers an alternative longer-term solution to traditional shelters by implementing a multi-generational approach to self-sufficiency and teaching life skills to families. The Middlesex County Chapter of the Links, Inc. is organized to implement each of its five facets through the Gift of Linking Sisterhood to Service…Services to Youth, The Arts, National Trends and Services, International Trends and Services and Health and Human Services. Services to Youth and National Trends and Services are delivered
through the Gift of Education. Health and Human Services and International Trends and Services are delivered through the Gift of Health and The Arts are delivered through the Gift of Arts

Gift of Linking Sisterhood to Service

The Middlesex County of Links, Inc. has partnered with the Brookview House as the organization to support as one of its long-term initiatives. Structuring our efforts in this manner provides us opportunities to:

  • Answer our call to service
  • Foster and maintain our sisterhood spirit
  • Design and implement programs that are sustainable over time
  • Generate public interest and are newsworthy

 

The overaching goals of our work with Brookview are to:

  • Improve the quality of life of Brookview House residents.
  • Support Brookview Houses residents’ path to self-sufficiency

 

The Chapter provides auxiliary support to Brookview House.  Auxiliary activities address the essential needs of families on a day-to-day basis. They reduce the economic burden on families, improve quality of life and support a path to self sufficiency.  Our efforts have resulted in 400 pieces of clothing, 786 pieces of toiletries, 10 recycled dell computers and 30 pieces of furniture donated to the residents of Brookview.

It is our goal to have a long term relationship with Brookview House and to continue our efforts in enhancing our partnership as we learn more about Brookview residents.  The Middlesex County Chapter of Links  Gift of Service is providing great dividends to  the residents and our members. Chapter members speak of the joy and satisfaction they find when interacting with the youth, learning from them and providing them with a broader perspective on the world.  Brookview House is an organization that is doing outstanding work in the world, they should be applauded for their efforts.