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Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Notice is hereby given that Proposals for work required for the titled project will be received by Center for Family Services, and will be opened and read aloud at the project site, St. Aloysius Parish Center, 37 West Haddon Avenue, Oaklyn, New Jersey, at 2:00PM on Thursday July 24, 2014. Sealed...
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Today, nine national and four local organizations announced the creation of the National Results and Equity Collaborative, designed to enable national and local philanthropy, technical assistance providers, public and private civic and service organizations, government and...
Saturday, May 10, 2014 | Courier Post/Kim Mulford
CAMDEN-A group calling itself the Camden Healing 10 is organizing a citywide effort to address the long-term impact of childhood trauma. Inspired by a summit held last May by Stop Trauma on People and Hopeworks 'N Camden, the group wants to change how the city responds to stressful events, such...
Friday, March 28, 2014 | South Jersey Times/Andy Polhamus
It’s crunch time all over the country as those without health insurance hustle to enroll for health care under the Affordable Care Act by the March 31 deadline. With the date swiftly approaching, President Obama announced this week that anyone who had at least begun the enrollment process by...
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
CAMDEN-Students' Spanish language skills come in handy as they teach English to local women Every Thursday, following their morning basic science lectures, three first year medical students from Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) walk a block to the Center for Family Services'...
Thursday, January 30, 2014 | Courier Post/Joe Cooney
A grocer and a nonprofit agency have created an oasis of fresh groceries in Camden’s food desert. Supermarkets of Cherry Hill — owner of five South Jersey ShopRite stores — has partnered with the city’s Center for Family Services in a pilot program to offer healthy food options to residents....
Saturday, December 21, 2013 | Camden Cooper Lanning Promise Neighborhood receives federal funding to create a neighborhood of opportunity
CAMDEN- US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced 10 Promise Neighborhood Planning Grant Awards today, and Center For Family Services in Camden City was among the winners.  Funding will support Center For Family Services and the community collaborative in the development of a plan to create a...
Friday, December 13, 2013 | 12-week pilot program offers heathly choices for local families
Keasbey, NJ (December 13, 2013) - Supermarkets of Cherry Hill, Inc., a family business which owns and operates five ShopRite stores in southern New Jersey, has partnered with the Center for Family Services (CFS) in a pilot program designed to bring healthy food options to the Camden community....
Monday, October 21, 2013 | Angelo Fichera/Courier Post
CAMDEN-“My father gave me away,” the 45-year-old Camden County woman recalled of her wedding. “I was very happy back then, and so was he.” Things soon changed for “Diane,” whose real name is being withheld by the Courier-Post because — like countless other South Jersey women — she is a victim...
Monday, October 21, 2013 | Don E. Woods/South Jersey Times
MILLEVILLE - Friday evening, the Center for Family Services and the Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office teamed up to sponsor the Third Annual Domestic Violence Sunset Walk. Held during October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Sunset Walk lasts a mile from Glasstown Plaza down through...
Friday, August 16, 2013 | Dan Goldberg/Star Ledger
Five New Jersey organizations will share about $2 million of federal money to help with enrollment in insurance exchanges under the new health care law, the U.S. government said today. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said a total of $67 million in Obamacare funding was...
Friday, August 16, 2013 | Philadelphia Inquirer/Curtis Skinner
The federal government announced $67 million in awards Thursday to more than 100 groups nationwide, including 10 in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, to help people enroll in the health insurance marketplaces scheduled to begin operation Oct. 1. The grants are going to groups in states that will not...
Friday, August 16, 2013 | Andrew Kitchenman/NJ Spotlight
Representatives of the five organizations chosen to guide residents through the process of buying health insurance through the new federal marketplace or exchanges have less than seven weeks to get ready but vowed to be prepared. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced...
Sunday, May 26, 2013 | Philadelphia Inquirer, Kevin Riordan
After having two boys, Darnell Shakes and his wife, Sherri had a "surprise" a year ago: a little girl. They named her Maexing and decided to seek advice on raising a daughter in Camden. Which is how they came to be students and, more recently, graduates, of Baby's Best Start. "I can't say...
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 | Courier Post
Camden Mayor Dana Redd joined with AmeriCorp VISTA members as they read to pre-schoolers at the CFS Head Start in Camden as part of a large scale initiative called Born to Read which promotes grade level reading for children in Camden. View the pictures here    
Monday, February 25, 2013 | CFS Youth Participate in EverFi Training
Fairfield, NJ -  Earlier this year Kearny Federal Savings Bank presented an opportunity for the NJ Department of Children and Families to pilot a new computerized financial literacy program through EverFi, the leading technology platform to teach, assess, and certify in Financial Literacy,...
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 | CFS Board Member Recognized as Leader In Camden
Tara Nurin of Flykite   "Where others see disrepair, some see vision." If it weren't for this spirit of optimism -- articulated here by Camden, New Jersey activist Andrew Adams -- Philadelphia's neighbor to the east might have been abandoned by leadership not long after industry did the same...
Monday, February 11, 2013
By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer The view outside the Woodland Avenue Presbyterian Church is much nicer than when the Rev. Floyd White arrived in Camden 25 years ago. A new school has replaced the parking lot across the street, and a quaint housing project was built a few blocks down,...
Tuesday, December 25, 2012 | by Claudia Vargas, philly.com
Two Camden neighborhoods that surround Cooper University Hospital and the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University could see significant transformation in the next decade. After two years spent learning how the Harlem Children's Zone was able to improve dozens of impoverished blocks, Center...
Tuesday, December 25, 2012 | by Phil Dunn, Courier Post
CAMDEN - A $500,000 federal grant has been awarded to the Center For Family Services to help combat poverty in two city neighborhoods. The Promise Neighborhood Planning Grant is expected to help promote career services, education improvements, and healthy development for children in the Cooper...

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