Family Expo Provides Resources to Families 

Parents and caregivers are invited to attend Project Self-Sufficiency’s virtual Family Expo, Thursday, April 29th, 4:00 p.m.  Local social service and healthcare providers will be available to discuss resources for families in the areas of mental health, disability services, housing, domestic violence, social services, early childhood, health, and other topics.  One family in attendance will be randomly selected to receive a $100 gift card.  The Family Expo is sponsored by the Sussex County Family Success Center at Project Self-Sufficiencyand Project Sussex Kids, the County Council for Young Children.  Attendance is free and open to the public; interested patrons are invited to call Project Self-Sufficiency at 973-940-3500 to obtain log-in details.


In addition to Project Self-Sufficiency, organizations which will be featured at the event include Atlantic Health System/Goryeb Children’s Hospital and Newton Medical Center; Caring Partners; DASI; Center for Family Support Services; Family Partners; Ginnie’s House; New Jersey Department of Children and Families; SCARC; ShopRite of Newton; Sussex County Special Child Health Services; United Way of Northern New Jersey; Youth Advocate Program; Zufall SNAP-Ed; and others.


“The Family Expo encourages parents and children to explore new and interesting activities, and get up-to-date information about local resources,” commented Deborah Berry-Toon, Executive Director of Project Self-Sufficiency.  “We are grateful to the health organizations, and social service agencies in our community who are coming together to offer this informative event for local families.”


The Sussex County Family Success Center at Project Self-Sufficiency is part of a network of Family Success Centers across the state whose purpose is to strengthen families and neighborhoods; develop networks of family services that foster healthy families; and to build connections within families, between families and to the community.   The Family Success Center provides a wide range of services to participating families, including assistance with healthcare, substance abuse prevention services, career planning, job training, parenting workshops, and life skills training.


Project Sussex Kids, the Sussex County Council for Young Children, is an effort funded by the New Jersey Department of Children and Families, which is designed to address the needs of families who are expecting or who are already parenting children up to the age of eight.  County Councils for Young Children have been established in each of the state’s 21 counties to bring together parents, caregivers, and professionals to enhance communication, coordination and collaboration of services.


Attendance at Project Self-Sufficiency’s virtual Family Expo is free and open to the public; log-in details will be provided by calling 973-940-3500.

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