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Friday, November 3, 2017

Free Seminar about Legal & Law Enforcement Careers

A free seminar about careers in the fields of law and law enforcement will be offered to teens and adults on Wednesday, November 29th, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Project Self-Sufficiency.   Newton Chief of Police Mike Richards will be joined by the Honorable Lorraine C. Parker, J.A.D., retired, and Sussex County Community College Director of Admissions Todd Poltersdorf for a discussion of the background, education and the skills necessary for success.  Questions from the audience will be welcome.  “Becoming You:  Legal and Law Enforcement Careers” will explore the wide range of employment options including police officer, forensic science technician, attorney, courtroom clerk, judge, paralegal, and more.  The seminar is free and open to teens and adults, but registration is required.  Interested participants are encouraged to call 973-940-3500 or 844-807-3500 to register.  Project Self-Sufficiency is located at 127 Mill Street in Newton.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Hundreds Spooked at Festive Halloween Party

The Sussex County Family Success Center at Project Self-Sufficiency recently hosted a Halloween “Spooktacular” for hundreds of costume-clad children and their parents at the agency’s Newton campus.  Participants were treated to crafts, dinner, Halloween-themed games, and other activities courtesy of agency staff members and a host of community volunteers including the Newton High School Interact Club.  All of the children received a souvenir photo and goody bag.

“The Family Success Center offers parents and children a place to gather, laugh and have fun,” noted Deborah Berry-Toon, Executive Director of Project Self-Sufficiency.  “We are very grateful for the efforts of the Family Success Center Parent Advisory Board and all of the other volunteers who worked so hard to host this party for our participants and their families.”

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.

For information about the Sussex County Family Success Center at Project Self-Sufficiency, visit

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Free Elder Law Seminar at Project Self-Sufficiency

Janice Pasculli, Esquire, will offer a free Elder Law seminar to address common concerns faced by senior citizens on Thursday, October 12th, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Project Self-Sufficiency, 127 Mill Street in Newton.  Participants will discuss general estate planning, development of a will, advance directions for healthcare, dealing with Medicare and Medicaid, tips on caring for aging parents, and other issues related to the elderly.  The presentation is free and open to the public, but registration is required.  To register, call Project Self-Sufficiency at 973-940-3500 or 844-807-3500.