PO Box 360
Trenton, NJ 08625-0360

For Release:
May 25, 2012

Mary E. O'Dowd, M.P.H.
Commissioner

For Further Information Contact:
Office of Communications
(609) 984-7160

DHSS and DCF Commissioners to Highlight NJ Home Visitation Program

New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF) Commissioner Allison Blake and Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) Commissioner Mary O'Dowd will visit the Central Jersey Family Health Consortium, a non-profit organization serving Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset, Monmouth and Ocean Counties, as well as the Plainfield portion of Union County. CJFC implements a Home Visitation system which provides pregnant women and parents with early linkages to evidence-based home visitation services and other community-based programs.

                   New Jersey is the recipient of a $9.4 million federal grant to expand home visitation services to help at-risk families with an array of health and social services. The grant will specifically support an expansion of the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program in the Department of Children and Families. This will allow New Jersey to expand programs for perinatal screenings and risk assessments to promote earlier identification and coordination of services for families who reside in at-risk communities.

                   At CJFC, the Commissioners will discuss current home visiting models and overviews of particular programs such as Nurse Family Partnership, Somerset Parents as Teachers, Healthy Families - Middlesex/Somerset Counties and Perth Amboy, and Parent Child Home.

 

                  Commissioner Blake will then accompany Home Visitation Staff on a specific home visit.

 

 Where:     Central Jersey Family Health Consortium

                  2 King Arthur Court, Suite B

                  North Brunswick, NJ

 

When:       Tuesday, May 29

9:15 a.m. - Morning Roundtable Session with Commissioners and Home Visitation Providers

12:30 p.m. - Commissioner Blake departs for Home Visit

 

For more information on setting up an interview with DCF Commissioner Allison Blake, please call Kristine Brown at the DCF Press Office, at (609) 633-8507. To arrange an interview with DHSS Commissioner Mary O'Dowd, please call the DHSS press office at (609) 984-7160.

 

DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO

 

Central Jersey Family Health Consortium

Lakeside West Office Complex

2 King Arthur Court, Suite B

North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Ph:  732-937-5437

Fx: 732-937-5540

 

DO NOT FOLLOW MAPQUEST, GOOGLE MAPS OR

NAVIGATION SYSTEM DIRECTIONS!

General Info: 

King Arthur Court is located at the end of Silver Line Drive (on the Silverline property complex) off Route 1 (North side) behind DeVry University/Ross University clearly visible from Route 1.  When approaching DeVry from Route 1 North, stay in the right line and follow the service road (curves around in front of DeVry building) and make a right onto Silverline Drive (traffic light). Proceed ahead to guard station. All visitors must register at the guard station.  After going through the guard house entrance make the first right at the stop sign.  Follow 2-lane road to stop sign.  Look for the signs for Lakeside West Office Complex (on your left).  Turn left and proceed approximately 100 yards.  Turn right and proceed over the railroad tracks. Make the first left after the railroad tracks. A parking lot is directly in front and on the side of the red-brick 2-story building.  The Building has the number 2 and has white columns.  Additional parking is located on the other side of the road before you go back over the railroad tracks.

Once inside, we are located on the second floor of the building, Suite B.

From the NJ Turnpike:  NJ Turnpike to Exit 9.  Immediately after toll stay to your right and take Route 18 North - New Brunswick. Proceed on Route 18N (car wash will be to your right) go over the overpass and proceed onto Route 1 South - Trenton (exit will be on right).  Proceed on Route 1 South, staying to the far right for approximately 1 mile.   After Cook College (on your right), take the first exit.  Follow the service road to the traffic light.  At traffic light make a left and proceed under the overpass, the guard station will be directly in front of you and then follow General info directions above once inside of complex.

SHOULD YOU MISS THIS EXIT, there is a second exit on Route 1 South, to the right, just over the bridge at the Technology Center of New Jersey.  Follow the exit all the way around to the right, under Route 1.  At traffic light make a right and proceed under the overpass, the guard station will be directly in front of you and then follow General info directions above once inside of complex

From Route 287:  Follow 287 to Route 1 South exit.  Proceed on Route 1 South for approximately 6 miles passing the Route 18 interchange.  Proceed past Houlihan's restaurant, Sears.   Following Route 1 South directions as above.

From the South:  Proceed on Route 1 North (toward New Brunswick) to approximately ½ mile beyond the Route 130 interchange.  After passing Milltown Road, bear right into the Technology Center of New Jersey service road.  Continue on service road past DeVry University to the traffic light.  Make a right to guard station.  Follow General Info directions above.