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Wednesday, December 21, 2016 | Andrew Schmertz/ NJTV News
CAMDEN - They came to the KIPP Charter School in Camden to celebrate the awarding of a federal grant aimed at helping the city’s most distressed neighborhoods. “The 21st is now Christmas Day for many of us who call the city home, with the announcement of a $30 million Department of Education grant...
Wednesday, 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...
Saturday, December 17, 2016 | SNJ Today
CHERRY HILL, N.J. - A local food chain held its annual donation drive to provide gifts to teens living in safe housing programs throughout South Jersey. In Cherry Hill, Chili's Grill & Bar employees went shopping for brand new hoodies, gift cards, bedding, electronics, and other gifts to help...
Saturday, June 4, 2016 | Phaedra Trethan / Courier Post
CAMDEN - Miguel Chacon wants to show his children, 2 and 7 years old, something different. “They see me doing something positive,” said the Centerville resident, now six months into his stint with PowerCorps Camden. “They’ll see me being a better person.” PowerCorps, which trains city youth ages 18...
Thursday, May 19, 2016 | Melissa Killeen / The Fix
Without a mechanism to connect the overdose patients to addiction services, Narcan creates a revolving door in emergency rooms. Many people suffering from opioid dependence are repeatedly treated for overdose, only to return to previous patterns of use once the crisis has passed. Obviously, in many...

Press Releases

Monday, July 25, 2016
CAMDEN- On July 14th, twenty-three Head Start students from Center For Family Services experienced a culturally and intellectually stimulating field trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art thanks to a grant made possible by the Field Trip New Jersey Fund, a new fund and pilot program designed to...
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
CAMDEN, NJ - Center For Family Services is pleased to announce being named as the recipient of a $18,000 grant through W.W. Smith Charitable Trust. The grant will create a unique assistance fund that will support Camden youth with basic necessities as they transition from foster and shelter care to...
Monday, March 28, 2016
CAMDEN, NJ - Center For Family Services is pleased to announce being named as the recipient of a $50,000 grant through NobleCause, a grant competition mobilizing volunteers to address the greatest challenges facing their communities. Seven awards of $50,000 were available to organizations working...
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
CAMDEN- Earlier this year, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued new mental health recommendations with a special focus on pregnant women and new moms struggling with perinatal mood disorders including postpartum depression (PPD).    Perinatal Mood Disorders affect 10-15% of new mothers,...
Friday, November 20, 2015 | The late Regina Hill was remembered by Center For Family Services with a building named in her honor
VOORHEES- On November 20th, Center For Family Services honored the memory of Regina Hill, long-time board member and donor, at a dedication ceremony in which a building was renamed in her memory. Hill who died in 2013 cemented her legacy to Center For Family Services with an estate donation of $200...