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Friday, 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...
Wednesday, 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...
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...

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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...