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Friday, December 14, 2012 | South Jersey Times
As part of the Christie administration’s Season of Service initiative, New Jersey Commissioner of Education Chris Cerf visited the administrative headquarters of the Center for Family Services, a nonprofit organization serving the southern region of New Jersey, to announce a $117,000 grant for...
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 | by John Ostapkovich/CBS Philly
CAMDEN, N.J. - Some of the top brass at the Campbell Soup Company took a break from the office today for a little show-and-tell in their neighborhood. About a dozen Head Start children at the Center For Family Services in Camden got a special treat today, and probably didn't realize how special...
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 | By Carly Romalino/South Jersey Times
Michael Petsch is changing lives 17 years after his own was cut short in a Franklin Township car accident. But his parents $50,000 donation to the Center For Family Services Youth Empowerment System didn't merely serve to honor Michael's short life. The funds will be used in "helping abused,...
Friday, September 21, 2012 | by Claudia Vargus/Philadelphia Inquirer
When 18-year-old twins Jordan and Brandon Tabb walk into Latino Barbershop II in East Camden, they are greeted with a smile - and responsibilities.   The brothers help barber Jorge Maldonado mop the floors and wipe the windows between clients, or sometimes before or after business hours.  ...
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 | by Denise Henhoeffer/Courier Post
Camden - Three successful men raised without fathers were among the speakers at Wednesday's Camden County Mentoring Institute luncheon at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa lost his dad at 8. Former Philadelphia Mayor W. Wilson Goode's father...
Monday, September 3, 2012 | By Kelly Roncace/Gloucester County Times
Interconnections for Women, founded by Stacy McGuigan, owner of Everyday Celebrations, is continuing to bring local business women together, while supporting local charities through networking. Recently, Interconnections for Women (IFW) member, author, and Party Lite candle business owner Lynn...
Thursday, August 23, 2012 | Families prepare for a new school year with a backpack giveaways, local resources, and more
CAMDEN-The Camden Cooper Lanning Promise Neighborhood (CCLPN) Team hosted a School Success Bash for Cooper Lanning families on August 23th from 4pm-7pm at the CFS-Pine Street Center, distributing new backpacks filled with supplies to more than 600 children headed back to school. The School Success...
Friday, July 27, 2012 | Perspectives/June 2012
CAMDEN, NJ-The Center For Family Services in Camden was recently awarded an RFP to become home to New Jersey's second recovery support center, the first being Eva's Village in Paterson. Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services Deputy Director, Raquel Jeffers, exulted at seeing the state...
Thursday, June 21, 2012 | The Campaign for Grade Level Reading had honored Camden, NJ as one of 25 Community Solutions Pacesetters
King of Prussia, PA- The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading has honored Camden, New Jersey, as one of 25 Community Solutions Pacesetters for its work addressing the challenges that keep low-income children from mastering reading by the end of the third grade. The city has also been named a finalist...
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 | Group achieves Gold Award for work with CFS
A Girl Scout herself, Mayor Barbara Wallace delighted at the opportunity to award 14 Scouts at the April 25th council meeting. Wallace, along with Democratic State Sen. Fred Madden and Councilman Scott Newman presented the young women with a proclomation, awards and pins. Wallace honored five high...
Thursday, May 3, 2012 | The economy is claiming a local safe house for children, and the state's Center For Family Services needs financial support to set up new facilities for kids in need
MOORESTOWN- A safe place where New Jersey children in crisis can find refuge is now facing adversity itself-but there are ways for local communities to help out. One of New Jersey's safe hosues for children and youth, run through Center For Family Services (CFS), must close its doors soon, a victim...
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
CHERRY HILL-Dozens of women came out to a martial-arts studio Sunday afternoon to fight back and bring awareness to the dangers of sexual assault in their community. The event at Israeli Krav Maga of Cherry Hill raised more than $1000 in suppor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The funds will be...
Thursday, April 26, 2012 | Local partner spreads the word about Denim Day
SWEDESBORO- Saturday will be "Cut out domestic violence day" at Derek Michael's Salon ass the local business raises money for Center For Family Services' SERV-Services Empowering Rights of Victims-program. Joann Morris, the salon's owner, had been looking to hold a fundraiser, but wanted to donate...
Thursday, April 19, 2012 | Group Partners with CFS for Denim Day Campaign
VINELAND- Asia Garcia was 17 when the abuse her mother had been suffering at the hands of a spouse was turned against her. "He broke my nose," said Garcia, now 23, a student at Cumberland County College, where she is member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society. "Thankfully, it's healed now," she...
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
VINELAND-At the center of the Cumberland County College gymnasium stood collages. One displayed photos of victims lost to domestic violence and sexual abuse, the other was filled with annoymous messages from survivors telling their stories. Jessica Slater, 31, was emotional Wednesday through the...
Center For Family Services Head Start accepts bids for the following contracts on a yearly basis. Fire Protection Hood Cleaning Pest Services Landscaping and Snow Removal Custodial Services Office Supplies Classroom Supplies Waste Management Food Supply

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