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Family Expo Provides Resources and Fun Acitivities for Parents and Children

Northern New Jersey parents recently enjoyed a Family Expo, sponsored by the Sussex County Family Success Center at Project Self-Sufficiency and Project Sussex Kids, the County Council for Young Children.   Break-out sessions for parents offered tips for dealing with children’s emotional outbursts or temper tantrums and discussed early intervention services and child study team processes.   Hearing screenings and a Q&A with an attorney rounded out the event.   Shop Rite gift cards, a free family weekend at Blue Mountain Day Camp and a free week for a camper at Johnsonburg Camp and Retreat Center were raffled off to delighted parents. In addition to Project Self-Sufficiency, organizations which hosted information tables at the event included Al Anon/Alateen; American Red Cross; Care Plus NJ – Kinship Navigator Program; Caring Partners CMO; Center for Prevention and Counseling; DAWN Center for Independent Living; Daytop Village of New Jersey; Family Intervention Servic

Local Businesswomen Contribute to A Taste of Talent

A Taste of Talent will be held at Perona Farms on behalf of Project Self-Sufficiency on Monday, April 30 th , beginning at 6:00 p.m.   In addition to sampling hors d’oeuvres, entrees and desserts from more than 50 area restaurants, patrons will be invited to bid on table arrangements created by several local designers.   Each table may contain place settings for eight, art objects, and decorative items designed to highlight the evening’s theme, “Dinner at Tiffany’s.” The highest bidder will take home the contents of the entire table.   Esteemed local designers who will be participating in A Taste of Talent include Patricia Bruterri, Sweet P.E.A.’s; Alicia Shearer, Alicia Shearer Interior Design; Holly George, Holly George Interior Design; and Jacky Murphey, Victory Frame Shop.   A Taste of Talent will benefit Project Self-Sufficiency, a local non-profit agency specializing in services for low-income families in Sussex, Warren and Hunterdon counties.   In addition to the

Job Seekers Benefit from Career Fair

Hundreds of local job seekers got a jump start on their employment search at a unique Career Fair hosted by Project Self-Sufficiency.   In addition to learning about job openings and educational opportunities, attendees were able to attend workshops designed to boost their job searching experience.   Volunteers Jodi Butler, Cheri Larson, Kim Oliynik and Laura Post from Mars, Inc., facilitated workshops about resume-writing, interview skills and the job search process.   Participants were able to practice interview techniques and obtain valuable feedback from seasoned professionals.   “Hosting frequent Career Fairs gives Project Self-Sufficiency the opportunity to offer a means for our own participants, as well as members of the public, to interface with employers who are actively recruiting, as well as learn about educational opportunities, pick up new skills and ultimately, land their next job,” commented Deborah Berry-Toon, Executive Director of Project Self-Sufficienc