Thursday, May 23, 2013
Project Self-Sufficiency will offer an 8-week training program for women, including lessons in computer skills, job search methods, and interview techniques, along with on-the-job training at a community work site on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., from July 9th – August 29th. Open Houses about the Summer Office Skills program will be offered at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 3rd, Thursday, June 20th and Tuesday, July 2nd; as well as at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, June 11th and 25th. All classes will take place at the agency’s campus which is located at 127 Mill Street in Newton. Work sites will be located throughout the county and hours will be dependent upon the employer’s needs.
The comprehensive Summer Office Skills program prepares participants to seek entry-level office administrative positions. In addition to 40 hours of computer skills training, participants will receive 20 hours of classroom instruction and 40 hours of work experience at a community employment site, which will further prepare participants for success in the job market. The time in the classroom is devoted to careering instruction, life skills training and interviewing strategies. Over the years, Project Self Sufficiency has partnered with a variety of local businesses, non-profit organizations and government entities to provide participants with externship opportunities. Participants gain real-life work experience while honing the computer skills they have received as part of the agency’s training programs.
The Summer Office Skills program is free and open to Project Self-Sufficiency participants. To become a participant, or to register for the free Summer Office Skills program, call Project Self-Sufficiency at 973-940-3500.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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. The price of a single box ranges from $22 - $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 www.jolinfoodbox.com 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, June 17th; delivery will be made to Project Self-Sufficiency on Saturday, June 29th.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Breast cancer survivors who reside in Sussex County are invited to a unique celebration of life at Project Self-Sufficiency on Saturday, June 8th, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The Survivor Celebration will feature cooking demonstrations, a kickboxing class, health and wellness information, and music. Keynote speaker Deborah McCarren will discuss “Prescription for the Powerful Woman,” highlighting the importance of humor, stress reduction, self-appreciation, self-care, meditation and gratitude as survivors move forward. Lunch will be provided. The celebration is free, but space is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Interested participants must call Project Self-Sufficiency to register.
Numerous vendors will be on hand to offer tips on health, wellness, fashion and exercise, including CKO Kickboxing, Curves of Jefferson Township, Garden of Live Yoga, Jones of New York, Massage Techniques, Myriad Genetics, Newton Medical Center, PB & J Stores, Project Self-Sufficiency, St. Clare’s – NJ CEED, Quantum Wellness, Sunshine Beauty Supply, the Sussex Warren Chronic Disease Coalition, and others. Harmony in Motion’s “Mixed Nuts” quartet will perform, and T Love of the Quantum Wellness Center will provide “singing bowl” healing music. All events are uniquely designed to celebrate the survival of breast cancer by local women.
“Sussex County has the highest incidence of incurable breast cancer in the state of New Jersey, so it is with great pride that we are able to honor those women from our area who have survived breast cancer,” noted Project Self-Sufficiency Executive Director Deborah Berry-Toon. “With survival, however, comes the issue of maintaining well-being. This Survivorship Celebration will instruct participants about appropriate steps to take to maintain a healthy lifestyle, including nutrition, exercise and stress relief techniques. We are grateful to all of the organizations who have agreed to join in this special celebration of life.”
The Survivor Celebration is sponsored by New Perspectives Health Care, Newton Medical Center, St. Clare’s – NJ CEED, Sparta Cancer Center, Summit Breast Care, Sussex Warren Chronic Disease Coalition, and the Breast Health Awareness Project at Project Self-Sufficiency, a program of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® North Jersey Affiliate.
The Survivorship Celebration is free and open to Sussex County breast cancer survivors, but registration is required. To register, call 973-940-3500.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
A limited number of positions will be available in the Summer Youth Employment Program to be offered at Project Self-Sufficiency during July and August. Eligible Sussex County teens, ages 15 – 18, will receive free employability skills instruction at Project Self-Sufficiency, and will participate in paid, on-the-job training at local workplaces. The Summer Youth Employment Program will take place Monday – Thursday, July 15th – August 15th. Eligibility is based on family income, lack of transportation, and current enrollment in high school. Free transportation to and from Project Self-Sufficiency and the work sites will be provided to participants. Space is limited. For information about eligibility or to schedule an interview, call Project Self-Sufficiency at 973-940-3500.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Learn about grounds for divorce, court procedures, child support, custody, alimony, equitable distribution of assets and other topics related to divorce at a free Family Law Seminar offered by Anne Gacquin, Esquire, at Project Self-Sufficiency on Wednesday, May 22nd, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Open to the public; registration required. Call 973-940-3500 to register.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
A free seminar about Hospital Professions will be offered to teens and adults on Thursday, May 23rd, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Project Self-Sufficiency. Tom Senker, President of the Newton Medical Center, will be joined by Registered Nurse and Diabetes Educator Judy Beardsley, Hospital Unit Coordinator Amanda Petersen, and Radiologic Technologist Laura De Luca for a discussion of their background, education and the tasks that accompany their unique professions. Questions from the audience will be welcome. “Becoming You: Hospital Professions” will touch on all aspects of working in a hospital setting, from patient care to diagnostic to administrative positions. The seminar is free and open to teens and adults, but registration is required. Interested participants are encouraged to call 973-940-3500 to register.