Promoting the Integrity, Independence and Well-being of Working Families


Strengthening Families Collaborations

Strengthening Families Collaborations Grantees
Grant Year 2017-18

New York and Central New Jersey

Familia Adelante/Families Forward
Bronx and Manhattan, NY
Supporting families in establishing and achieving long and short term goals around economic stability, educational options, family functioning, and family wellness

Lead Agency: Mercy Center, Inc.
Collaborating Agencies: Fiver Children’s Foundation, Qualitas of Life Foundation, Tanya Valle 

Families for Literacy
Jersey City, NJ
Strengthening families and their children through extensive ESL classes, comprehensive academic supports, employment training and opportunities

Lead Agency: New City Kids
Collaborating Agencies: Saint Peter’s University, Starting Points, Inc.


United Potential 4 Families
Offering cultural experiences in creative arts, healthy relationships and financial stability to enhance families’ well-being and self-sufficiency

Lead Agency: Atlantic Cape Family Support Organization, Inc.
Collaborating Agencies: Faces 4 Autism, K-Loc Healthy Kids, Volunteer Center of South Jersey, Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center


Connecting Families to Communities
Supporting parents as leaders and enabling families to become self-sufficient, strong and stable while building stronger communities

Lead Agency: Holly City Development Corporation
Collaborating Agencies: Cumberland County College, United Advocacy Group, Millville Public Library, Millville Public Schools

Families to College
College readiness program for youth and caregivers using mentors to strengthen families and improve their academic and employment success by helping them meet diverse individual and family goals

Lead Agency: Appel Farm Arts & Music Center
Collaborating Agencies: United Advocacy Group, Cumberland County College, City of Bridgeton

Stronger Families
Family communication, strengthening and financial stability; reentry

Lead Agency: Temple Vision Corporation
Collaborating Agencies: Cumberland County Department of Corrections, United Advocacy Group, Greater Bridgeton Family Success Center, Bridgeton Police Athletic League

Unidos para la Familia (United for the Family)
Holistic family services, adjusting to the USA

Lead Agency: Revive South Jersey
Collaborating Agencies: PathStone Corporation, United Advocacy Group


Child Connection Center
Holistic family/school approach to positive youth development

Lead Agency: Clayton Public School District Education Foundation, Inc.
Collaborating Agencies: Clayton Public Schools, Gloucester County Special Services School District, Herma Simmons Elementary School, St. Michael the Archangel Regional School, Deptford Board of Education

Families in Motion
Providing families with tools to develop self-sufficiency, sustainable strategies to achieve their goals

Lead Agency: Hispanic Family Center of Southern New Jersey, Inc.
Collaborating Agencies: Latin American Economic Development Association, Inc. (LAEDA), Center for Human Services

Family Strengthening Network
Holistic family-focused mentoring, goal setting and achievement

Lead Agency: United Advocacy Group
Collaborating Agencies: Court Appointed Special Advocates, Community Treatment Solutions, Center for Family Services, Volunteer Center of South Jersey

Heart of South Jersey
Providing a user friendly, up to date online directory and information & linkages, life skills, education, coaching and family events

Lead Agency: People for People Foundation of Gloucester County
Collaborating Agencies: Senior Corps, Center for Family Services, Center for People in Transition

South Jersey First Star Collaborative
Empowering foster teens and families through educational, community and family supports, college experience

Lead Agency: First Star, Inc.
Collaborating Agencies: Community Treatment Solutions, CASA of C.G.S., United Advocacy Group, Rutgers School of Law Child and Family Advocacy Clinic



Family Enrichment Network
Free fun family centered events, life coaching

Lead Agency: YMCA of Salem County
Collaborating Agencies: The Family Resource Network, St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish, Penns Grove – Carneys Point Regional School District, Appel Farm Arts & Music Center