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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Free Bankruptcy Seminar Planned

Steve McNally, Esquire, will offer a free Bankruptcy Seminar at Project Self-Sufficiency, Wednesday, May 17th, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  McNally will address the process of for filing for bankruptcy, as well as the options available to those who may be overwhelmed with credit card debt, facing foreclosure or experiencing asset repossession.  The presentation is free and open to the public but advance registration is required.  To register, call Project Self-Sufficiency at 973-940-3500 or 844-807-3500.  Project Self-Sufficiency is located at 127 Mill Street in Newton. 

Friday, May 5, 2017

Workshops and Raffles at Career Fair on Thursday

Attendees who visit the Career Fair at Project Self-Sufficiency on Thursday, May 11th, will be entered to win a $250 Shop Rite gift card, and have the opportunity to fine-tune their interview skills and attend multiple workshops in addition to meeting with area employers.  The Career Fair, open 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., is designed for job seekers, those who need assistance with job search techniques, and people who need help navigating their current workplace.  Representatives from more than 25 local businesses and educational institutions will be on hand to promote job openings and scholastic opportunities.  Interview skills workshops will allow participants to practice interview techniques and obtain valuable feedback from seasoned professionals.  Resume-writing workshops and seminars about using Linked In will be facilitated by Project Self-Sufficiency Career Center staff.  The Career Fair is free and open to the public; no registration is required.  Project Self-Sufficiency is located at 127 Mill Street in Newton.

“Project Self-Sufficiency’s Career Fair allows job seekers to get immediate feedback on their resume and interview skills, in addition to learning about job openings and options for furthering their education,” noted Project Self-Sufficiency Career Center Coordinator Kyersten Geiger.  “Attendees can learn new skills and gain the confidence they need to pursue a successful job search.”

Employers and educational institutions who will be promoting opportunities include Abilities of Northwest New Jersey; Bentley Assisted Living; Center for Humanistic Change of New Jersey, Inc.; Crystal Springs Resort; DVR; Gourmet Gallery; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local #102; Krave Events; Lincoln Tech; Lowe’s; Metro Public Adjustment, Inc.; Mountain Creek Resort; New Jersey State Police; New Jersey Courts; The New Jersey Herald; Pet Smart; People Ready; Preferred Care at Home of Northwest New Jersey; Project Self-Sufficiency; Securitas Security Services USA, Inc.; Selective Insurance Company of America; Senior Helpers; Sussex County Community College; Sussex County Library Career Connections; Stocker Bus Company, Inc.; Tomahawk Lake Water Park; United Methodist Communities – Home Works; United States Navy; UPS; Willowglen Academy; YMCA Fairview Lake; and others.
Project Self-Sufficiency is a private non-profit community-based organization dedicated to improving the lives of low-income families residing in northwestern New Jersey.  The agency’s mission is to provide a broad spectrum of holistic, respectful, and comprehensive services enabling low-income single parents, teen parents, two-parent families, and displaced homemakers to improve their lives and the lives of their children through the achievement of personal and economic self-sufficiency and family stability.  Since 1986 Project Self-Sufficiency has served more than 25,000 families. 

For more information about the free Career Fair, or to find out more about the programs and services offered by Project Self-Sufficiency, call 973-940-3500 or 844-807-3500, or visit

Friday, April 7, 2017

Family Success Center Hosts Spring Fling

Project Sussex Kids, the Sussex County Council for Young Children, and The Sussex County Family Success Center recently teamed up to host a Spring Fling for hundreds of children and their parents at Project Self-Sufficiency’s Newton campus.  Participants were treated to crafts, dinner, an Easter egg hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny, face-painting, games, and other activities courtesy of agency staff members and a host of community volunteers, including the Newton High School Interact Club and the Kittatinny High School cheerleaders. 

“Providing safe, family-friendly activities is one of the goals of the Family Success Center, and we are very grateful for the efforts of the Family Success Center Parent Advisory Board and the volunteers from the Sussex County Council for Young Children who worked so hard to host this celebration for our participants and their families,” remarked Deborah Berry-Toon, Executive Director of Project Self-Sufficiency. 

The Sussex County Family Success Center at Project Self-Sufficiency is a program of support which includes parenting skills training, economic self-sufficiency services, family activities, legal education services, information about health and nutrition, referrals, advocacy and other services.  All activities are free and open to the public. Project Sussex Kids, the Sussex County Council for Young Children, has been designed by the New Jersey Department of Children & Families to address the needs of local families who are expecting or who are parenting young children.  County Councils for Young Children have been established in all of the state’s 21 counties to bring together parents, caregivers, as well as health, education and social service professionals to enhance communication, coordination and collaboration of services.  Additional information is available at   For information about the Sussex County Family Success Center at Project Self-Sufficiency, or to find out more about the other programs and services available at the agency, call 973-940-3500 or 844-807-3500, or visit