Millhill Child & Family Development (Millhill) is celebrating 50 years of supporting children, youth and families throughout greater Trenton by sharing “50 Faces of Millhill.” To celebrate the positive impact Millhill has on a wide and diverse community, the 50 Faces of Millhill project, displayed on Millhill’s website, shares the experiences of its constituents and stakeholders: the children, youth and families they serve; their supporters, investors and partners; and their staff and board members.
In speaking about the project, Cynthia Oberkofler, Millhill’s Executive Director, said, “We are so proud of how much Millhill has grown since its inception in 1971, and are excited to celebrate this incredible milestone by highlighting some of the members of our community who helped us get here and who make what we do so important.”
The 50 Faces of Millhill project officially launched in March, 2021 with five initial participants featured on their website. The first five entries include Jayden Hamlet – a participant of Millhill’s PEERS program; Michelle Martino – Senior Vice President of Bank of America; Joyce Trotman-Jordan – a Millhill board member; Bernie Flynn – CEO of Mercer Street Friends; and Narcisa Delgado – a Millhill preschool educator. Throughout the remainder of 2021, Millhill will be publishing more shared experiences each month. By the end of the year there will be 50 testimonials displayed, each representing a year of Millhill’s contributions serving the greater Trenton community.
Millhill Child and Family Development was initiated originally by the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in November, 1971. At that time, the concept of working with children as young as two months in a group setting was new. However, the need for infant care services became clear from the immediate response of parents, whose economic survival depended on finding such support for their children.
Since then, Millhill has been committed to developing and delivering innovative programing designed to directly address emerging community needs. Today, Millhill’s programs provide a continuum of care from an early age through adulthood to help empower positive change. All Millhill programs are grounded in evidence-based approaches that emphasize mutual respect, communication and problem-solving skills.
Millhill invites you to check in with the 50 Faces of Millhill throughout the year at millhillcenter.org/50-faces-of-millhill/ to see more stories unveiled. You can also join the initiative to collect community testimonials and share your own story at millhillcenter.org/50- faces-of-millhill-form/.