If you’re a parent in the City of Trenton, many resources are available to help you and your family prosper. One such resource is Trenton’s Family Success Centers, a “one-stop” shop for wrap-around resources for children, youth, and families. If you or your family need assistance, read on to learn more about the abundance of opportunities at your local Family Success Center.
The Department of Children and Families has designated Family Success Centers as a comprehensive center for support to help families thrive and prevent crises from occurring. Family Success Centers represent the combined efforts of concerned community members, leaders, residents, and community agencies, all converging to aid needy families. These centers seek to provide families with a warm, safe environment that offers family-friendly activities and services to support the family unit.
The core services of Family Success Centers include:
- Access to information on child, maternal, and family health services, economic self-sufficiency, and job readiness
- Information and referral services (connection to off-site public and private resources)
- Life skills training
- Housing services
- Parent education
- Parent-child activities
Trenton is the host of both of Mercer County’s Family Success Centers. Locations in the city include:
- Heritage North Family Success Center of CHS of NJ (1554 Princeton Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08638)
- Heritage South Family Success Center of CHS of NJ (635 S. Clinton Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08611)
Mercer County’s centers are run by the Children’s Home Society of New Jersey. Trenton’s centers provide families with information and referral services, parent education and support groups, life skills training, economic self-sufficiency, advocacy, home visiting, family goal setting, and more. Whether you need financial help, nutrition education, or job readiness assistance, these centers are prepared to meet you where you are and provide you with the tools to thrive. Both parents and little ones alike can benefit from these services, so be sure to explore all these centers have to offer. You can read more regarding available services by visiting the center’s websites here:
Since its founding in 1894, the Children’s Home Society of New Jersey has sought to strengthen families by protecting children from harm and aiding adults to become more vital parents. They provide several services for at-risk children and families to ensure that critical needs are met, and family units remain intact. In addition to family services, CHS of NJ provides several adoptions and foster care services for children in the Garden State. If you’d like to learn more about all CHS of NJ is doing to help New Jersey families, you can check out their website here: CHS of NJ – Home.
If you have any questions before getting started, you can contact the Family Success Centers here:
- Heritage North Family Success Center: (609) 393-2980
- Heritage South Family Success Center: (609) 695-6274
No matter your situation, you can rest assured knowing a community of advocates and community members is here to help your family thrive. If you or a family you know could benefit from these services, visit your local Family Success Center today.