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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Free Family Law Seminar this Month

Project Self-Sufficiency will sponsor a free seminar about issues related to Family Law on Wednesday, September 16th, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the agency’s campus, located at 127 Mill Street in Newton.   The program will address child support, grounds for divorce, court procedures, custody, alimony, parenting time, equitable distribution of assets, and other topics related to divorce.  The presentation, which will be facilitated by Angela Paternostro, Esquire, is free and open to the public, but registration is required.  To register call Project Self-Sufficiency at 973-940-3500.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Campus to Campus Information Sessions Scheduled

Information sessions regarding the new Campus to Campus initiative offered by Project Self-Sufficiency in conjunction with Sussex County Community College will be held in September.  Child care, basic skills testing, counseling, campus tours, text anxiety support, access to financial aid and scholarships, and other services are available through the program.  Interested adults are invited to attend Information Sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 1st and 3rd, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; or September 15th and 17th, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; or from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on September 1st, 15th or 22nd. 

The Campus to Campus program is designed to help potential students overcome the challenges that are preventing them from taking the next steps towards college and a career.  These local women and men can include young adults who have never enrolled or older adults who did not attend college for a variety of reasons.  If assessment testing has been an obstacle, the College Board Accuplacer exam, a suite of tests which accurately assesses reading, writing, math and computer skills, can now be administered at Project Self-Sufficiency.

To register for a Campus to Campus Information Session, take the Accuplacer exam, or to find out more about the programs and services offered by Project Self-Sufficiency, visit or call 973-940-3500.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Free Parenting Workshops this Fall

Parenting workshops for families with children of all ages will be offered this fall by the Sussex County Family Success Center at Project Self-Sufficiency.  Participants will learn about the different stages of physical and emotional development during childhood, as well as techniques for positive discipline and improved communication.  All classes will take place from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.; the sessions are free and open to the public, but registration is required.   The agency is located at 127 Mill Street in Newton. 

Classes for parents of adolescents will be offered on Tuesdays, September 22nd through December 15th.

Parents of school-aged children, ages six through twelve, are invited to attend a course on Wednesdays, September 23rd through December 16th.

Expectant parents can take a prenatal parenting class on Wednesdays, September 23rd through November 18th.

A course for those parenting infants, toddlers and preschool-aged children will be held on Thursdays, September 24th through December 17th.

A course designed just for fathers will take place on Thursdays, September 24th through November 19th.

The Family Success Center at Project Self-Sufficiency is a program of support offered to all families.  In addition to parenting skills training, local families can participate in family activities, receive information about health and nutrition, take part in economic self-sufficiency programs, receive legal education, obtain referrals, and other services throughout the year.   To register for the free parenting workshops, to discuss your parenting needs, or to find out more about other programs and services available at the Sussex County Family Success Center at Project Self-Sufficiency, call 973-940-3500, or visit