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Friday, July 25, 2014

Learn Microsoft Word in Blairstown during August

Blairstown-area residents are invited to learn introductory Microsoft Word at Project Self-Sufficiency’s Main Street location on Thursdays, August 7th – 21st, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Students will learn word-processing techniques, including the creation of professional-looking letters, faxes, newsletters and other documents, as well as the use of mail merge features used to print mailing labels and address letters to multiple recipients.  The fee for each computer course is $10; students must be registered Family Success Center or Project Self-Sufficiency participants.  Participation in the introductory level Microsoft Word course is required prior to registration in the advanced class.   The agency’s computer lab is located in the First Presbyterian Outreach Center at 35 Main Street in Blairstown. 

A complete roster of computer classes and employability skills courses are offered at Project Self-Sufficiency’s Newton location all year long, including classes in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook; QuickBooks accounting software; workshops addressing techniques for job search, interviewing, resume development and financial management; and courses designed just for seniors and men. 

For more information, call the Project Self-Sufficiency office in Blairstown at 908-362-1777, or phone the agency’s Newton office at 973-940-3500.  Information about the agency’s services is also available at

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Free Family Law Seminar in August

Learn about grounds for divorce, court procedures, alimony, parenting time, equitable distribution of assets and other topics related to divorce at a free Family Law Seminar facilitated by Angela Paternostro Pfister, Esquire.  The presentation will take place on Wednesday, August 6th, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Project Self-Sufficiency, located at 127 Mill Street in Newton.  Free and open to the public; registration required.  Call 973-940-3500 to register.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Breast Cancer Survivors Sought for Public Education Campaign

Project Self-Sufficiency is searching for breast cancer survivors who reside in Sussex County who would be willing to participate in the “Mammograms Save Lives” campaign, an integrated public education effort which combines articles in the New Jersey Herald, along with flyers, billboards and other outreach efforts intended to increase awareness of the importance of early detection in preventing breast cancer.  Interested individuals must be Sussex County residents who are willing to share their story with the goal of inspiring others to be screened for breast cancer.  Past inspirational stories can be viewed on the Project Self-Sufficiency website, at

Project Self-Sufficiency, Komen for the Cure® North Jersey Affiliate, Intercar Mercedes Benz, Sussex Honda and the New Jersey Herald have combined forces to promote the importance of early detection in the fight against breast cancer through the “Mammograms Save Live” campaign.  In addition to the public education effort, the agency has a multi-faceted breast health education program.  Project Self-Sufficiency offers free breast cancer prevention presentations to area middle schools, high schools, civic organizations, religious groups, and other entities throughout the year.  More than 60,000 girls and women have been reached through the agency’s breast health program during the past 10 years.  The agency also spearheads the local Tie-A-Ribbon Campaign, and offers a free Health Fair to area residents during the month of October, in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Breast cancer survivors who are interested in sharing their story are encouraged to call Haley Ward at Project Self-Sufficiency at 973-940-3500.

Quality Food at Bargain Prices Available in August

Fresh, refrigerated and frozen foods are available to northwestern New Jersey residents at sharply reduced prices through the Jolin Food Box program.  The food assistance program offers a variety of ordering options, from breakfast-lunch-dinner combination packs to boxes of dinner entrees to special packages just for children.  Each month features a variety of high-quality menu items from seafood and poultry to baked goods and prepared meals.  The price of a single box ranges from $20 - $40.  There is no limit to the number of boxes an individual or family can purchase, and the menu changes each month.  The program even takes food stamps.  Interested residents can order online with a credit card at or by calling Project Self-Sufficiency at 973-940-3500.  Payment is made when the order is placed.  The next deadline for placing an order is Monday, August 11th; delivery will be made to Project Self-Sufficiency on Saturday, August 23rd.  To find out more about the monthly food deliveries by the Jolin Food Box Program at Project Self-Sufficiency, or any of the other programs and services available at the agency, call 973-940-3500, or visit