Red Bank, N.J.,– HABcore Inc.’s Associate Director, Katie Maier, received this year’s Supportive Housing Association (SHA) of New Jersey Direct Support Staff Person Award on December 7, 2012 at The Pines Manor in Edison.

HABcore Associate Director Katie Maier with Jennifer Velez, Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Human Resources

This award is designed to acknowledge the outstanding achievements of individuals who provide direct assistance to supportive housing residents by providing the highest quality of services while promoting the supportive housing mission. HABcore, Inc. is a nonprofit devoted to providing permanent, supportive in the form of two boarding homes as well as independent living apartments.

Maier has worked for HABcore for three years providing case management services to all 96 HABcore residents, overseeing the organization’s Resident Life Committee, and coordinating all of the organization’s volunteer efforts.

“When it comes to nonprofit work I think it’s imperative to fully believe in a mission to perform your best and I believe in what HABcore works toward – permanent, supportive housing for everyone. I love what I do and it’s an honor to receive recognition for something I believe in,” said Maier.

“I am so proud of Katie; we all are. She ensures that all of our residents receive the best possible care with patience, compassion, and understanding . This award is well-deserved and earned through all of her hard work and dedication to our residents and our mission,” said Marilyn Pearlman, Board President.


HABcore, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation serving Monmouth and Ocean counties in New Jersey. The organization’s mission is to provide supportive housing to low income persons and those who are homeless, disabled or unable to care for themselves.

During almost 25 years, HABcore has assisted over 400 individuals, including families and veterans. The organization is currently assisting 96 residents, providing a clean, safe home and supportive services. HABcore provides a high quality of life and works with peer agencies to help residents rebuild their lives and become more productive members of society.

For more information about HABcore please contact Jaclyn Malley at (732)544-1975 or visit