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Monday, March 26, 2018

Scores of Families Celebrate the Coming of Spring


Project Sussex Kids, the Sussex County Council for Young Children, and The Sussex County Family Success Center recently teamed up to host a Spring Fling for hundreds of children and their parents at Project Self-Sufficiency’s Newton campus.  Participants were treated to crafts, dinner, an Easter egg hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny, face-painting, games, and other activities courtesy of agency staff members and a host of community volunteers, including the Newton High School Interact Club and the Kittatinny High School cheerleaders.  For the first time, a petting zoo complete with baby chicks, rabbits and a calf added to the excitement of the event for children.
                     

“Providing safe, family-friendly activities is one of the goals of the Family Success Center, and we are very grateful for the efforts of the Family Success Center Parent Advisory Board and the volunteers from the Sussex County Council for Young Children who worked so hard to host this celebration for our participants and their families,” remarked Deborah Berry-Toon, Executive Director of Project Self-Sufficiency. 


The Sussex County Family Success Center at Project Self-Sufficiency is a program of support which includes parenting skills training, economic self-sufficiency services, family activities, legal education services, information about health and nutrition, referrals, advocacy and other services.  All activities are free and open to the public. Project Sussex Kids, the Sussex County Council for Young Children, has been designed by the New Jersey Department of Children & Families to address the needs of local families who are expecting or who are parenting young children.  County Councils for Young Children have been established in all of the state’s 21 counties to bring together parents, caregivers, as well as health, education and social service professionals to enhance communication, coordination and collaboration of services.  Additional information is available at www.projectsussexkids.org.   For information about the Sussex County Family Success Center at Project Self-Sufficiency, or to find out more about the other programs and services available at the agency, call 973-940-3500 or 844-807-3500, or visit www.projectselfsufficiency.org.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Learn about Mindfulness at the Project Sussex Kids General Council Meeting



Parents and community members are invited to learn about the practice of mindfulness at the next meeting of the Project Sussex Kids General Council, Wednesday, March 21st, at 9:00 a.m. at Project Self-Sufficiency.  Meeting participants will also receive an update on Project Sussex Kids activities.  Refreshments will be provided; childcare is available upon request.  Project Self-Sufficiency is located at 127 Mill Street in Newton.


Therapist, life coach, educator, and author Diane Lang will offer a free presentation, “Living a Mindful Life,” and discuss techniques for happiness habits, self-care and visualization which can boost self-esteem and overall life satisfaction.  Lang is an adjunct professor at Montclair State University and Dover Business College and is an expert in multiple mental health, lifestyle and parenting disciplines.

Project Sussex Kids, the Sussex County Council for Young Children, has been designed by the New Jersey Department of Children & Families to address the needs of local families who are expecting or who are parenting young children.  County Councils for Young Children have been established in all of the state’s 21 counties to bring together parents, caregivers, as well as health, education and social service professionals to enhance communication, coordination and collaboration of services.  The Project Sussex Kids General Council Meeting is free and open to the public, but registration is required.  To attend the General Council Meeting, call Project Self-Sufficiency at 973-940-3500 or 844-807-3500.  Additional information is available at www.projectsussexkids.org.