Family Success Centers

Community Support and Resources


shadow children jumpingFamily Success Centers are community-based, family-centered, neighborhood gathering places where any community resident can go for family support, information and services. Centers are designed to enrich the lives of children by strengthening families and neighborhoods; provide integrated, locally-based services; reduce isolation and promote connections among family and community, and provide services in a warm and welcoming environment. Services are provided at no charge.

Core Services Include

  • Access to information on child, maternal and family health services, including linkage to publicly-funded health insurance programs and referrals to local health care services
  • Development of "Family Success" plans, which address strengths and challenges and goals to address challenges which threaten to undermine family stability
  • Economic self-sufficiency/employment-related services/income security services
  • Information & Referral Services (connection to off-site public and private resources)
  • Life Skills training including the teaching of skills involving budgeting, nutrition, etc.
  • Housing-related services
  • Parent education
  • Parent-child activities
  • Advocacy
  • Home visiting, consistent with the model of engagement approved by DCF's Family and Community Partnerships.

Find your Local Family Success Center

You can find a Family Success Center in your county by searching the NJ 2-1-1 resource database at the top of this page using the search term family success center or by accessing the information from New Jersey's Department of Children and Families website.