JBJ Soul Foundation
Since 2006, the JBJ Soul Foundation has provided solutions and opportunity for families and individuals in economic despair. The organization assists in establishing programs that provide food and affordable housing for those affected by poverty and homelessness, while supporting social services and job-training programs.
The Soul Foundation has helped provide over 500 units of affordable housing and shelter in 10 states for thousands of people who were formerly homeless or of low-income. In October 2011, the Foundation expanded its services by opening the JBJ Soul Kitchen Community Restaurant in Red Bank, NJ to address issues of food insecurity. The community kitchen serves nutritious, farm to table dishes in a restaurant atmosphere, diners contribute either volunteer hours or a monetary donation for their meals. In May 2016 a second JBJ Soul Kitchen opened in The B.E.A.T. Center located in Toms River, NJ. The JBJ Soul Kitchen runs the Employment and Empowerment Team (EET) Program which connects a team of professionals with qualified volunteers. This award winning program aids with resume writing, interview skills, job coaching, financial counseling and legal advice, this program has an 85% success rate in securing job offers.
As the Foundation continues to expand, the goal is to assist with rebuilding pride in one's self and one's community - one SOUL at a time.