Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Covid Information Session Planned


Dr. Thomas Bader will present the latest information about the coronavirus and discuss variants, vaccines, and the impact of the virus on pregnancy in a virtual, interactive workshop hosted by Project Self-Sufficiency on Tuesday, June 7th, noon.  Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation.  The free presentation is part of a regular series offered through Zoom which is open to the public; interested attendees should call Project Self-Sufficiency at 973-940-3500 for log-in details.  


Sussex County has experienced increasing cases of Covid-19 and is currently included in the Orange or High Community Risk level category, as detailed on  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, women who are pregnant or were recently pregnant are more likely to need hospitalization, intensive care, or have other complications from Covid-19 than those who are not pregnant.  In addition, women who contract Covid-19 while pregnant are more likely to experience issues during pregnancy and experience preterm birth and stillbirth.  Other factors which can increase the risk of severe illness from Covid-19 include underlying medical conditions, age, health inequities, exposure to high numbers of coronavirus cases or low levels of vaccinated people.


“We are pleased to be able to offer this series of informational workshops to those who have questions about Covid-19,” commented Project Self-Sufficiency Executive Director Deborah Berry-Toon.  “Receiving up-to-date information will allow all of us to make informed choices about our health and the health of our families and ultimately help the entire community.”


To register for the Covid-19 virtual workshop and receive log-in details, call Project Self-Sufficiency at 973-940-3500.  Additional information is available at

Get Free Legal Advice about Divorce


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Project Self-Sufficiency will host a virtual Family Law seminar on Thursday, June 2nd, 6:00 p.m.  Participants will discuss child support, grounds for divorce, court procedures, alimony, parenting time, equitable distribution of assets, and other topics related to divorce.  The presentation, which will be offered through Zoom, is free and open to the public; interested attendees should call Project Self-Sufficiency at 973-940-3500 for log-in details.  The agency’s legal seminar series is a program of the Journey Family Success Center at Project Self-Sufficiency and is funded by the New Jersey Department of Children & Families.

Friday, May 20, 2022

Breast Cancer Survivors Invited to Celebrate


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Breast cancer survivors are invited to a unique celebration of life at Project Self-Sufficiency on Saturday, June 4th, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  The Survivor Celebration will feature break-out sessions, lunch, music and interactive exhibits.  A keynote presentation will be offered by therapist, author and motivational speaker Diane Lang.  Music will be provided by Sue Polcer.  Martin Kessler, Sussex County Community College Culinary Arts, will give a cooking demonstration.  A Question-and-Answer session will be facilitated by medical oncologist Dr. May Abdo-Matkiwsky.  Raffles and other prizes will be awarded throughout the event.  Numerous vendors will be available to offer tips on health, wellness, fashion and exercise.  The free celebration will be held outdoors, and face masks are required.  The rain date is June 11th.  Interested participants must call Project Self-Sufficiency at 973-940-3500 to register.


“We are delighted to be able to gather once again to celebrate the lives of these remarkable breast cancer survivors,” noted Project Self-Sufficiency Executive Director Deborah Berry-Toon.  “This celebration teaches women how to maintain their well-being, gives them the opportunity to get the latest facts about breast cancer, and most importantly, invites them to relax and have some fun.  We are grateful to all the individuals and organizations who have agreed to join in this special celebration of life.”


The Survivor Celebration is free and open to breast cancer survivors, but registration is required.  To register, call 973-940-3500.