The Family Life Center supports positive family development and constructive parent-child interaction to promote family well-being and to reduce the risk of abuse and neglect in the household.
Offering two levels of care, the Family Life Center provides the flexibility to address the needs of parents both compliant and non-compliant in their treatment plan.
- Parenting education classes
- Case management
- Stress, anger, and household management education
- Supervised parent-child interaction sessions, when applicable
- Age appropriate development and recreational activities for children
For parents who are successfully managing their mental health and substance use treatment, the Family Life Center provides parenting education classes, life skills management sessions, and supervised parent-child interaction sessions to strengthen not only the individual but the entire family unit.
Fresh Start Program
For parents struggling to remain compliant with their treatment, the Fresh Start Program is available. Working one-on-one with case managers, parents make steady progress towards reuniting with their child by gaining essential parenting skills through an intensive parenting education curriculum. Parents participating in the Fresh Start Program attend weekly sessions for approximately 10-12 weeks. Upon graduation, parents transition to supervised visitation with their child and continued parenting education classes.
Parent must have a substantial case of child abuse and/or neglect, or have an open DCP&P case for care and supervision to be eligible for the program. To be eligible for transportation to the program, families must live in
The Fresh Start Program operates Tuesday and Friday from 11am-1pm.
Address: 3073 English Creek Avenue, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
Referrals are accepted through the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P).
NJ Department of Children & Families, Division of Child Protection & Permanency