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Friday, December 6, 2019

Santa Comes Early to Newton


Hundreds of local children and their families were treated to an early visit from Santa at the annual Holiday party sponsored by the Sussex County Family Success Center at Project Self-Sufficiency.  Participants enjoyed goofy holiday games, music and crafts based on the popular movie and musical Frozen.  Pizza and cookies were provided by volunteers.  Children were greeted by a special visitor from the North Pole, playfully impersonated by Sussex County Freeholder Director George Graham.  Project Self-Sufficiency is a local non-profit agency which specializes in services for low-income families in northwestern New Jersey.






“The annual holiday party at Project Self-Sufficiency is an exciting way to usher in the holidays, and our participants look forward to attending year after year,” noted Project Self-Sufficiency Executive Director Deborah Berry-Toon.  “We are very grateful to all of the volunteers who help to make this a merry occasion for the children and their families.”



Project Self-Sufficiency has served families in the New Jersey counties of Sussex, Warren and Hunterdon for more than 30 years.  Programs include career guidance, computer training, help with obtaining a high school diploma, parenting skills classes, legal assistance and education, financial workshops, health education, childcare and family activities.  The agency offers help around the holidays, formal dresses during prom season, and assistance with emergency basic needs, such as food and clothing to its participants.  Most services are free and many are open to the public. 

For information about the programs and services available at Project Self-Sufficiency, call 973-940-3500, or visit www.projectselfsufficiency.org.  For more information about the Sussex County Family Success Center, visit www.sussexcountyfamilysuccesscenter.org. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Free Bankruptcy Seminar this Month

Steve McNally, Esquire

Steve McNally, Esquire, will offer a free Bankruptcy seminar on Wednesday, November 20th, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., at Project Self-Sufficiency.  Learn about the process of filing for bankruptcy, as well as the options available to those facing overwhelming credit card debt, foreclosure or 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, November 8, 2019

Get Free Legal Advice at Project Self-Sufficiency

Get free legal advice at Project Self-Sufficiency.


Free legal advice and limited legal representation is available at Project Self-Sufficiency for income-eligible area residents.  Private meetings with an attorney can be scheduled to discuss housing and landlord-tenant issues; public entitlements like Medicare, Medicaid, public assistance and Social Security; bankruptcy and mortgage modifications; divorce and family law; or other issues.  Convenient daytime and evening appointments are available; some participants may be even eligible for free legal representation.  Individual consultations about a variety of legal concerns will be offered on Wednesdays, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.; meetings to discuss topics related to family law will be offered on Thursday, November 21st, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  The sessions are free and open to area residents who meet income eligibility requirements; consultations are by appointment only.  To make an appointment for a legal consultation or to find out more about the other services available at Project Self-Sufficiency, call 973-940-3500 or 844-807-3500.  Legal consultations at Project Self-Sufficiency are made possible by funding from the IOLTA Fund of the Bar of New Jersey and Legal Services of Northwest New Jersey, Inc.  Information about Project Self-Sufficiency is also available at www.projectselfsufficiency.org.