FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 24, 2012
Contact: Sebastian D’Elia
Union County Public Information Office
Members of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders
recently toured the Children’s Shelter of Union County in Elizabeth,
which is operated by Community Access Unlimited (CAU)
l. to r. Sid Blanchard, CAU Executive Director, Freeholder Vernell Wright, Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella, Tanya Johnson, CAU Senior Assistant Executive Director, Julia Leftwich, CAU Youth Shelter Director, Freeholder Deborah P. Scanlon, and Elijah Bell, CAU Youth Shelter Coordinator.
The shelter, located at 508 Westminster Avenue, is funded through the actions of the Union County Freeholder Board which enabled Community Access Unlimited to obtain an annual Federal grant. In 2011, 12 Union County youth entered the shelter, which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.