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Christie Administration's Commitment to FSCs Confirms Continued Assistance for Families


For Immediate Release 
Contact: Ernest Landante, Jr.
July 21, 2015   

TRENTON - New Jersey Department of Children and Families Commissioner (DCF) Allison Blake today visited the new Highlands Family Success Center to meet with local families, further strengthening the Christie Administration's commitment to New Jersey communities. Through DCF's Continuous Quality Improvement program, data analysis first identified the need for additional children and family services in northern Passaic County.

"This new Highlands Family Success Center exists today thanks to our use of data to make better and informed decisions," said Commissioner Blake.  "The Highlands Family Success Center provides families with a place that will support and strengthen them while helping to ensure the health, well-being and stability of everyone in the family."

The State commenced development of a network of Family Success Centers (FSCs) with 21 centers in 2007. Since then, the number of FSCs has expanded to a total of 52 FSCs, with at least one center in each county. In total, between June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2014, the network of State-funded FSCs has served approximately 27,655 families.

DCF funds this network of FSCs as "one stop" sites that provide wrap-around resources and support for families before they find themselves in crisis. FSCs provide community-based, family-centered neighborhood gathering places where community residents can go for family support, information, referrals, and access to services at no cost.

DCF is dedicated to ensuring a better today and an even greater tomorrow for every individual the department serves. In partnership with New Jersey's communities, DCF ensures the safety, well-being, and success of New Jersey's children and families. DCF funds and directly provides services and support to over 100,000 women, children, and families each month.




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