East Orange Family Success Center
132 South Harrison Street
East Orange, NJ 07018
EOFSC is a community-based retreat whose goal is to strengthen families and neighborhoods for the benefit of the area’s children. Similar to other organizations using this model, the EOFSC provides resources, programming, a network of family services and other support to hundreds of families each year so that they can evolve and become stronger.
IFS 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.
We offer the following services and programs at this center:
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.