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April 19, 2019 | Center For Family Services in Camden will receive a Pathway to Recovery Grant
The Center for Family Services in Camden will receive a grant from the state to combat opioid abuse, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced. In all, six organizations will share in $3.9 million worth of Pathway to Recovery Grants awarded by the state. The Opioid...
April 8, 2019 | Philadelphia Inquirer
CAMDEN, NJ - Continuity in a large business is often a fleeting pipe dream. There is usually a ton of turnover with talented people leaving for greener pastures, which usually means more money.   But for Center For Family Services, holding onto their employees is how they have grown from a small...
February 25, 2019
Camden, NJ – Center for Family Services’ Camden Promise Neighborhood hosted its 2nd Annual Black History Month Celebration on Saturday, February 23rd.   The celebration,  held at the Chelton Terrace Community Center featured performances by the Trumpet Chics, an all-female trumpet band based out of...
February 23, 2019
CAMDEN, NJ (WPVI) -- The Center For Family Services in Camden, NJ held its second annual Black History Month Celebration today! The event highlighted artistic contributions to the city by African-Americans, especially a performance by the "Trumpet Chics," a student band from Camden's Creative Arts...
February 19, 2019 | Camden, NJ-based Human Services Organization Recognized for Excellence in Elevating Community Health and Well-Being
CLEARWATER, FL - Center for Family Services, Inc. (CFS), a Camden, NJ-based organization providing a wide range of integrated resources and services to empower individuals and families, was awarded the 2018 Aramark Building Community Organizational Leadership Award, in recognition of its excellence...
January 31, 2019
Special thanks to our partners at Subaru of America, Inc. and Dealer.com for the donation of cuddly Vermont Teddy Bears for children and families at the Promise Neighborhood Family Success Center. Megan LePore, Director of Development and Sustanability, was on hand to accept the bears on behalf of...
January 25, 2019 | Mantua Sun/Krystal Nurse
GLASSBORO, NJ - As the nation and the state are dealing with the opiod crisis, a support group has launched on Delsea Drive to allow families to seek anonymous help for their loved ones battling addiction. On every second and fourth Wednesday, people from all over meet at Bethel United Methodist...
October 9, 2018 | George Woolston/Tapinto.net
CAMDEN, NJ— A Camden nonprofit just received a huge boost from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help cleanup and prevent illegal dumping in the City of Camden. On Thursday, the EPA announced it awarded $120,000 in funding to the Center...
July 13, 2018 | Kristen Dowd/Haddonfield Sun
The Haddon Fortnightly may not be holding formal meetings throughout the summer, but that hasn’t kept its members from continuing the organization’s philanthropic efforts. When Fortnightly EMD Education Chair Denise Sellers heard three children separated from their parents crossing the southern...
June 6, 2018 | David Cruz/NJTV News
The future of Camden City will not be built of brick and mortar alone. At the sixth Camden Environmental Summit at Rutgers-Camden, rebuilding from the ground up is taken quite literally. Mayor Frank Moran was a keynote speaker. “First and foremost, Camden was an industrial city. We’ve done a lot of...
January 9, 2018 | Rebecca Everett/NJ.com
In a city that regularly has the highest violent crime rate in the state, any decline in homicides is good news. But local police say that the murder rate for 2017 has hit a 30-year low. The total homicides in the city in 2017 -- including both murders and manslaughter cases -- was 23, the lowest...
August 27, 2017 | Kim Mulford/Courier Post
CHERRY HILL - Somewhere between a 2015 Huffington Post story and Samantha Bee's endorsement, a local nonprofit became a big deal.  Launched three years ago from the living room of Joanie Balderstone and Rebecca McIntire, Distributing Dignity has since swelled to fill a warehouse near their home...
August 25, 2017 | NJ.com/Bob Shryock
The late Victoria Dalton, a tireless advocate for victims and families of domestic violence despite her 14-year struggle with cancer, will be remembered Saturday, Sept. 9, when a team that has been formed in her honor, "Victoria's Corner," participates in a 5K race and mile walk hosted by the...
September 8, 2017 | Kim Mulford/Courier Post
VOORHEES - Deborah Kroop often ducks into the Living Proof Recovery Center, one of the Center For Family Services programs assisting people with addiction and mental illness.  A member of the nonprofit's board of trustees since 2007, the 69-year-old Woodbury resident is passionate about the need...
August 23, 2017 | Kim Mulford/Courier Post
On her 12-hour shift each Friday night, Kelly Sottile wait for a call for help. When it comes, she heads out to Inspira Woodbury to meet a person who was just revived from an opioid overdose - a person now in withdrawl.  The 46-year-old recovery coach knows what to say. She kicked her own heroin...
July 20, 2017 | SNJ Today Staff
CAMDEN, NJ - A new program in Camden is working to help students get on the path to success.  On Wednesday, July 19, the Camden Corps Plus program, based out of Rutgers University's Camden campus and lead in conjuction with Center For Family Services, celebrated the graduation of its first 10...
June 15, 2017
CHERRY HILL, N.J., June 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Subaru of America, Inc. is proud to announce a major new support initiative to help Camden, NJ residents. Entitled 'Subaru Camden Works,' the initiative is part of Subaru's Love Promise charitable platform which supports local communities across the...
April 21, 2017 | Phaedra Trethan/Courier Post
CAMDEN - Anthony Tyson is no stranger to hard work. "I always have two or three job going at once," the North Camden resident said. But those jobs - mostly in retail or fast food - weren't enough for the father of three children under the age of 7. After suffering ligament damage to his arm in a...
April 5, 2017 | Kim Mulford/Courier Post
VOORHEES - Kim Govak didn't realize it for decades, but her education in mental health, addiction, and recovery began at age 16.  That's when she witnessed the shooting death of a close friend. The traumatic event led to depression and self-medication with alcohol, cocaine, and heroin.  "I was...
December 21, 2016 | NJ.com/Rebecca Everett
CAMDEN - It's been four years since the Center for Family Services received a $500,000 federal grant to start planning their own "Promise Neighborhood," an initiative to support children in poor neighborhoods with a goal of breaking the cycle of poverty. Merilee Rutolo, the center's chief operating...

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