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Caring Committee Weekend

November 7, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm



Join us for a virtual interactive discussion,

Sunday morning, November 7th at 9:30 am.


Stigma happens when one person defines another by their differences and challenges.  This person might suffer from drug or alcohol addiction, mental health issues, physical/developmental disabilities, gender identity, etc.

Becoming a Stigma-Free Community means making a commitment to create a safe, welcoming environment based on principles of tolerance and acceptance, and education.  Learn how to help make those goals a reality in your community.

We encourage everyone to be active participants during our virtual discussion regarding this important and timely issue.

Our virtual discussion panelists will include:

  • Ben Brakman, a 30 year old living with a learning disability categorized as Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Ellen Leinfuss, Ben’s mother, a pharmaceutical services executive, who has guided her son’s journey toward greater self-reliance.
  • Celia Pretter has served as Director of Volunteers at Covenant House, which provides housing and supportive services to youth facing homelessness and survivors of human trafficking.

Caring Committee Programming is supported by the Natalie Rubin Caring Fund. Your contributions are greatly appreciated.


5 Ayrmont Ln
Aberdeen, NJ 07747 United States
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