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Grey Matter Direct Hosts Meeting on Homeless Vets Housing

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Thursday, May 20, 2021
Barnegat, New Jersey

Veterans Affairs and the health and well-being of our service men and women is something that Grey Matter Direct is very invested in. This week we organized a meeting between the executive  leadership team from New Life Medical Addiction Services, located in Marlton, NJ, to and Paul Hulse and Kim Popek from Just Believe, Inc. at the property of Marty Weber to discuss a new initiative for homeless veterans

This new venture, which will be located off of Rt. 72, will be called Jeff’s Camp and it will be located on Marty Weber’s 36-acre property and will provide housing, health care, a thrift store and a range of other services and amenities for homeless veterans.

This veterans affairs initiative had its roots in a promise that Yo-Buck landscaping owner Marty Weber made to his partner, Jeff as he lay dying of cancer. The Veteran’s Administration system had failed Jeff and he only received the care that he was due when it was too late to save his life. As Jeff lay dying in Marty’s arms, Marty promised that he would make it his life’s work to make sure that when our nation asks its service people to make the ultimate sacrifice, our country returns the favor by taking care of veterans in need.

The idea for Jeff”s Camp, a homeless veteran’s shelter and advanced facilities for their care in Ocean County, arose from Jeff’s tragic passing. Marty has made the decision to convert his 36-acre property into a site that is completely dedicated to the veterans in need who have so proudly served our country.

Marty is partnering with Just Believe, Inc., headed by President & CEO Paul Hulse, to create housing and other facilities on his property for homeless veterans.  Just Believe, Inc. is a homeless advocacy group that helps the homeless in South Jersey with a wide range of services including temporary Code Blue shelters, health care liaison and assistance with permanent home placement.

Just Believe, Inc.’s successes are nothing short of amazing and the fact that they are focusing on Marty’s dream of Jeff’s Camp is a blessing for the region.

Ned Barrett, President of Grey Matter Direct, introduced the New Life Executive Team, consisting of Dr. Joe Savon, Joel Albano and former Philadelphia Flyer, Todd Fedoruk to Marty and the Just Believe, Inc. team to discuss the inclusion of a state-of-the-art drug and alcohol detox and out-patient rehab services center at Jeff’s Camp. Formed in 2018, New Life Medical Addiction Services has experienced rapid growth, mainly because of its medically focused, outpatient approach to drug rehab, alcohol rehab and detox. New Life’s approach allows for its staff to care for patients in a way that has not been seen before in South Jersey.

The meeting was very productive and will be followed by another meeting on May 27 with Congressman Andy Kim who is a friend Marty’s and who is committed to lending his support to veterans affairs issues.

Dr. Joe Savon, Co-Founder of New Life Medical Addiction Services stands with Ned Barrett, President of Grey Matter Direct at the future site of Jeff’s Camp.

Former Flyer and Executive Vice President at New Life, Todd Fedoruk, listens with Dr. Joe Savon about the plans for Jeff’s Camp.

Todd Fedoruk, Dr. Joe Savon and Jeff’s Camp founder, Marty Weber.

Marty Weber explains his vision for Jeff’s Camp and how it will honor his deceased partner, Jeff Poissant.

Paul Hulse, CEO of Just Believe, Inc. joins in the discussion.

From left to right: Kim Popek (Just Believe, Inc.) Joel Albano, Todd Fedoruk, Dr. Joe Savon of New Life Medical Addiction Services, Marty Weber and Paul Hulse.