committee has come together to look at the issues that we are facing
here in Salem County and are focused on creating long lasting
change. This group has replaced the 3 Vision Councils of
Families and Children, Health and Safety, and Community Action.
three target areas they are looking at are: Education, Income, and Health. Some of the
Programs that this Council has worked on includes:
Parenting Forums: a variety of workshops to choose from with a
range of topics and games & play for the children.
Success By 6 Parenting Tool Kit: A DVD and Parenting guide
with information on various topics.
Book Bank Program: Through a partnership
with Ranch Hope this project builds bookshelves and distributes them
to locations where parents normally wait with children. They are
filled with books that can be read while waiting and even taken to
own. Currently we have 10
locations around the county.
Seat Inspections/ Bike Safety: Working with the Sheriff's Department and Safe Kids
to ensure our children are safe when on the road.
Prescription Discount Card Program: The FamilyWize discount card
is a program designed so that people can afford their prescriptions.
EITC: Helping to build financial stability here in
Salem County, volunteers prepare State and Federal Tax Returns to Low
Income Individuals and Families.
Help? 2-1-1: Helping to spread the word
about 2-1-1 where there
is always a live person on the other end of the phone to give
answers and help you find the services that you need.
Other programs include the
Monthly Commodity Food Distribution and The Holiday Assistance