(973) 372-5601 Info@ifsnj.org 132 South Harrison Street

For Our Families

For Our Families

Independence: A Family of Services has operated the East Orange Family Success Center for over 11 years and serves over 350 families (over 900 individuals) annually.

The Center serves as a starting point to help families thrive by working with families who are in need of a variety of family centered supports.  The staff maintains a steady flow of services, information and partnerships to help families find the resources they need to become self-sufficient.

Services For Parents & Their Families

Resources – Connecting families to services through information and referrals; individualized family success plans, parenting education, and parent/child bonding activities.

Family Gatherings – Monthly family bonding activities.

SHARE – Monthly food co-op offering fresh fruit, vegetables, poultry, meat, and groceries at deeply discounted rates.

Drop-in Activities – Hands-on activities for children & families, held on days when local schools are closed.

New Jersey Performing Arts Center Partnership – Free tickets for families to attend cultural performances and activities.

Active Parenting – A video-based education program teaching parents techniques to assist in raising responsible children who are able to cope with life’s challenges.

Circle of Security – Assisting parents in recognizing their child’s needs and developing a healthy parent-child bond.

Financial Literacy – Workshops that assist individuals and families to increase their knowledge and utilization of financial planning tools and skills.

KUUMBA – Early Childhood literacy-based workshop to teach parents creative and engaging play activities for children ages 3-5 years old. Activities emphasize speech/language development, motor skills, and developmental milestones.

For Children and Adolescents

Sankofa Academy – Held during afterschool hours, and the summer, the academy conducts a series of academic enrichment, tutoring, reading, and cultural awareness activities for grade school students.

Empowerment Workshops – Providing life skills training to individuals and families to foster independence and positive self-motivation.


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132 South Harrison Street
East Orange, NJ 07018
(973) 372-3601