Celebrating a Go-To Partner
It’s boundless! The long list of ways Morristown law firm Porzio, Bromberg & Newman (PBN) have supported Homeless Solutions over the past decade is truly awesome. It started when a young attorney helped launch our Young Professionals group and then the firm’s commitment evolved into every aspect of our organization. PBN plays an active role in our Corporate Advisory Council and are regular cooks at the shelter. They have provided over 100 meals and their mac-n-cheese is a fan favorite!
We can count on our Porzio friends to support our events like the Dream Builders’ Bash and riding on our "Riding for Homes" bike team. During our Willy Wonka themed Bash one attorney went above and beyond coming dressed as Willy himself to help sell our Golden Ticket candy bar raffle.
It’s not always just the fun stuff. They have provided invaluable pro bono legal services to our program participants. Recently PBN took on representation for a single mother in our program. She was forced to leave her job because her childcare ended due to COVID and her employer denied her unemployment benefits. Thanks to PBN’s guidance, this mother learned her rights and is now getting what she deserves. It’s situations like this that can derail the hard work of our participants from becoming self-sufficient.
Attorney Melanie Lipomanis has shared her legal expertise on many occasions. When asked why she is passionate about HSI she said, "The mission, the quantifiable results, the positive energy of the organization as a whole, and the many inspirational stories of individuals and families that have benefited from the various programs- it is a place that truly changes lives."
We can’t thank PBN enough for their loyal and dedicated support to HSI and the people we serve. With each request we make – from using their conference room, to running a clothing drive, supporting our events and providing legal support - they always respond with enthusiasm and a willingness to help no matter the request.
We look forward to decades more of this great partnership.
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Featured in Homeless Solutions' September newsletter.