Senator Nozzolio Honored For Commitment To Catholic Family Services

Michael F. Nozzolio

September 24, 2007

Newark- Catholic Family Services of Newark today honored Senator Michael Nozzolio for his years of commitment and dedication to the not-for-profit organization. Senator Nozzolio was recognized at a ceremony at the Center’s Hannick Hall campus on East Union Street in Newark.

“Throughout my tenure in the State Legislature, I have worked to improve the lives of women struggling with addiction so they can lead hopeful, productive lives,” said Senator Nozzolio. “This is a truly great honor and I would like to sincerely thank Catholic Family Services for this recognition.”

Carolyn Portanova, President and CEO of the Catholic Family Center, said, “Senator Nozzolio has been invaluable to the Catholic Family Center in our efforts to help women in recovery achieve independence with dignity and care for their families. That is why the new Hannick Hall Campus in Newark is such an important milestone for our Restart Residential Programs. The one-site model will certainly enhance effective treatment.”

Over the years, Senator Nozzolio has been an ardent supporter of Catholic Family Services in the region. Over the past two years, he has secured $500,000 in state funding to aid the not-for-profit organization in their efforts to provide help to women in recovery.

The new Hannick Hall campus combines two previous sites, making better educational and vocational services available to the women. Hannick Hall serves approximately 50 women per year from across the State and helps pregnant women and women currently raising children. In 2006, Hannick Hall celebrated the births of six drug-free babies and 12 family reunifications, saving the community thousands of dollars in potential neo-natal intensive care and foster care.