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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Free Landlord Tenant Seminar in November


Michael Nelms, Esquire, will offer a free Landlord/Tenant seminar on Wednesday, November 6th, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Project Self-Sufficiency.  Participants will discuss the rights and duties of landlords and tenants, including eviction, security deposits, leases, mortgages, and saving homes from foreclosure.  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, October 25, 2019

Hundreds Enjoy Halloween Spooktacular


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.  All of the children received a souvenir photo and goody bag.



“The mission of the Family Success Center is to bring the community together in support of adults, teens and children.  The Halloween Party is one of the many events hosted here which allows parents and children to relax and have fun together,” explains Deborah Berry-Toon, Executive Director of Project Self-Sufficiency where the Sussex County Family Success Center is housed. “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 www.sussexcountyfamilysuccesscenter.org.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Learn about Local Job Openings at a Free Career Fair


Local businesses and organizations are gearing up to recruit new staff members at Project Self-Sufficiency’s Career Fair on Wednesday, October 30th, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Job seekers can fine-tune their interview skills, attend multiple workshops and discuss job openings with area employers.  Attendees are encouraged to enter a raffle to win a $250 Shop Rite gift card.  Representatives from local businesses, organizations and educational institutions will be on hand to promote job openings and scholastic opportunities.  Workshops about resume-writing, interview skills and the job search process will round out the event.  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.



“We encourage anyone who is interested in advancing their career to attend Project Self-Sufficiency’s Career Fair,” explained Project Self-Sufficiency Executive Director Deborah Berry-Toon.  “Job seekers can get immediate feedback on their resume and interview skills in addition to learning about job openings and options for furthering their education.  These tips they receive will help them gain the confidence they need to pursue a successful job search.”

Employers and educational institutions who will be promoting opportunities include Abilities; Action Group Staffing Services; All Ways Caring Home Care; Avtech Technology, Inc.; Barn Hill Care Center; Capitol Care; Center for Humanistic Change of New Jersey; Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health; DeVry University; Element Farms; Express Employment Professionals; Health Care Services Group; Home Depot; iHeartMedia; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local #102JATC; Mary Kay; Morris Sussex Warren Employment & Training Services; Mountain Creek Resort; National Winter Activity Center; Primerica Financial Services; Project Self-Sufficiency; Selective Insurance Company of America; Shop Rite; St. Clare’s Hospital; Sussex County Community College; The MENTOR Network; The Rose House; TransOptions; Valley View Care Center; Veolia North America; the United States Census Bureau; and others.

Project Self-Sufficiency has assisted low-income families residing in northwestern New Jersey for more than 30 years.  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. 

Those who attend the Career Fair will have the opportunity to enter a drawing for a $250 Shop Rite gift card.  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 www.projectselfsufficiency.org.