Discovery Through Design
Is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring women's lifestyles, creating awareness and raising funds for disabled women's health initiatives and spinal cord injury research. Ashley Lauren is one of the founding members of this organization. Discovery Through Design continues to break stereotypes of women dealing with disabilities.
Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center
Since 1984, the Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center has been helping the homeless, working poor and elderly of Morristown and surrounding communities by serving meals and providing supportive services 365 days a year. We typically serve over 250 guests per day in a welcoming and safe environment. Anyone is welcome regardless of financial qualifications or religious beliefs.
Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy. Ashley Lauren has donated both her time and funds in order to help the CDRPF continue its mission, both as a generous supporter at AME and a model at Chei's yearly fundraising fashion show. Ashley Lauren is also a part of the CDRPF benefit committee.
Bonnie Brae Since 1916
Bonnie Brae, is one of the nation's preeminent therapeutic learning environments for troubled adolescent boys who have been neglected, abused, or abandoned. True to its mission, the program at Bonnie Brae provides troubled boys with the opportunity to discover, develop, and maximize the skills necessary to become responsible young men. Ashley Lauren is a continued supporter of the Bonnie Brae foundation, believing that all people deserve equal opportunity and a second chance.
NJ AIDS SERVICES
In 1990, a young man named Eric Johnson died from AIDS and a community was mobilized into action. In 1994, the Eric Johnson House, a transitional housing program for homeless men and women living with HIV/AIDS, was dedicated in his memory. While the spotlight on the AIDS pandemic faded over time, the demand for services increased, and in 2009 the organization moved our administrative offices and aftercare programs to a second location. We changed our agency name to New Jersey AIDS Services, Inc. (NJAS) to fully encompass the range of services we now provide. To date, over 220 people have resided in the Eric Johnson House and over 5,000 people have benefitted from the community based and educational programs of New Jersey AIDS Services.