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WABC: Woman who lived in shelter as child now helping families in same situation — at the same NJ shelter

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (WABC) — Jalisa Williams went from living at York Street Project’s St. Joseph’s Home in Jersey City with her mom and siblings to now helping families that are in the same situation at the same shelter that helped her. Twenty five years ago, Williams was 3 years old when they moved there…. Read more »

NJ.COM: Paying it forward: One-time York Street Project client returns to help others bounce back

By Joshua Rosario | The Jersey Journal When Jalisa Williams was 3 and she and her mother arrived at the York Street Project because they had nowhere else to turn, little did she know 25 years later she would be helping people just like her family. “When I was 3 years old, I didn’t know… Read more »

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PIX11: Jersey City woman giving back to shelter that saved her family

by: Monica Morales JERSEY CITY, N.J. (PIX11) – With the holiday season underway, a nonprofit in Jersey City needs support for its two shelters. One is for families with children and the other is designed to help single working women. Jersey City resident Jalisa Williams, 28, was homeless when she was a child. She remembers… Read more »

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The Hoboken Girl: This Jersey City Woman is Giving Back to the Shelter She Once Lived In

By Danielle Farina A story of resilience and community comes out of Jersey City, and it comes in the form of 28-year-old Jalisa Williams. When Jalisa was just three years old, her family entered the York Street Project, a social services organization + shelter in Jersey City. Her mother’s ongoing battle with drug addiction and… Read more »