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Community Hope Receives Grant from the Affinity Federal Credit Union Foundation to Help Support Homeless Veterans, Veteran Families and Adults with Mental Illness.

July 30, 2021

Parsippany, NJ – Community Hope has received a grant in the amount of $3,500 from Affinity Federal Credit Union Foundation. The donation will fund shelter and critical services for veterans, veteran families and adults with mental illness who depend upon Community Hope’s mission to help them to honorably rebuild their lives.

“Community Hope has been helping some of the most vulnerable people in our society for over 35 years. However, we could not carry out our mission without the help of our loyal partners like the Affinity Federal Credit Union Foundation”, says Carmine V. Deo, Community Hope’s Executive Director. “We are so grateful to the AFCU Foundation for loyally assisting us each year.”

This year alone, Community Hope estimates that through their through their veterans’ programs and services more than 1,000 veterans and family members will move from living on the streets and in overcrowded shelters to the comfort of a home with supportive services. In addition, each day, 150 individuals are served in Community Hope’s mental health supportive housing and residential recovery programs.

About Community Hope
Community Hope, a NJ non-profit organization, provides housing and support services to hundreds of veterans, veteran families, and people living with mental illness each year. Since 1985, our team of over 150 employees has provided clinical case management, housing (emergency, transitional, and affordable), and homeless prevention services enabling thousands to recover from mental illness, homelessness, substance use, and poverty.

About the Affinity Federal Credit Union Foundation:

The AFCU Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Affinity Federal Credit Union and its Community Connected. The Foundation is dedicated to helping vulnerable populations thrive towards financial independence. The Foundation invests in local, grassroots organizations that support those in need, both through contributing grant dollars and connecting charities with skilled volunteers to elevate their mission.

About Affinity Federal Credit Union:

With more than 20 branches across the tri-state area, Affinity is the largest credit union headquartered in the state of New Jersey, proudly ranking in the top 2% of all credit unions in terms of asset size. It is a member-owned, not-for-profit, full-service financial institution federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). For more information, visit

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