Strong Families, Strong Communities

Strong and Families and Communities Committee has as its goal that “all families, neighborhoods, communities will have the skills, resources, motivation and support they need to successfully raise their children from birth to adulthood.” A community cannot support early childhood success or positive youth development without strong communities and families.  The Camden County Covenant, by providing the community resources and supports to help parents successfully raise their children, strives to empower parents to become leaders in their family’s lives and in their communities.

Resources for Families:

Through a unique partnership with the Community Panning and Advocacy Council and funding through the State of New Jersey, the County of Camden has established two Family Success Centers as “one-stop” shops to resources and supports for families. The two Centers – the Center for Family Services – Family Success Center in Clementon and the Hispanic Center of Southern New Jersey – Family Success Center in Camden. Link hereto obtain the monthly schedule of activities being held at the Family Success Centers.  For more information about the Family Success Centers, contact the Community Planning and Advocacy Council at 856.663.3998.

A specialized Family Success Center targeting the unique needs of Camden County fathers has been established through the Genesis Economic Self Sufficiency Program -Camden County Comprehensive Center for Fathers.  For more information about this national model for success, contact Gloria Smith at the Camden County Comprehensive Center for Fathers (856) 963-1311.

Creating pathways to economic self-sufficiency, particular during these tough economic times, is the focus of the Camden County One Stop Career Center System. The One Stop Career Center provides a wide array of job seeking and employment development services, including the initial assessment of skills and abilities, self-help information relating to career exploration and skill requirements of various occupations, consumer report information on the performance of local education and training providers, and quality, labor market information. To contact the One-Stop Career Center, dial their toll free number 1-856-549-0600.