Northwest New Jersey Community Action Partnership
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NORWESCAP 50 Years Anniversary
Program of the Month
Family Resource Services
On July 20, 1965, the Northwest New Jersey Community Action Partnership (NORWESCAP) was incorporated by a group of concerned citizens from Hunterdon, Sussex and Warren County. NORWESCAP is one of 23 Community Action Agencies in New Jersey State, and one of over 1,000 nationwide founded on a common purpose: to support low-income households as they develop their abilities to be self-supporting and develop family and community relationships that will sustain self-reliance. Since that time we have expanded into Morris, Somerset and Passaic Counties and grown to assist more than 35,000 individuals each year with a portfolio of emergency, preventative and self sufficiency services.

Half a century later, we are preparing to celebrate our long term commitment and success in the community. Each month we will feature a program that will have media coverage and special events. The agency will receive proclamations from elected officials, bury a time capsule and culminate the year with a gala celebration. It is our belief that every person should have access to a future that includes sufficient resources, good relationships and a meaningful life.

Of course, we haven’t been able to do accomplish our vision without our community partners and friends like you. Will you join us in this celebration through sponsorships and participation in our events? We look forward to serving the community for another 50 years and hope that you will help us make northwest New Jersey a stronger place for everyone to live.
Child and Family Resource Services (CFRS) a program under NORWESCAP, is also celebrating a significant anniversary: 25 years of enhancing the accessibility and quality of early care and education programs. We continue our work of strengthening our families and communities with our focus on early care and education. It is through our partnerships with our community, parents and early education providers that we make a difference in the lives of children and families. For families with young children, child care is part of their daily routine. Working parents rely on quality child care to ensure that their children are well-cared for while they work to support their families. Parents want their children in safe, nurturing environments that provide children with the skills necessary to enter school ready to learn. CFRS meets a need that no one else does by providing the bridge between parents, providers, and policy makers. By offering a unique blend of direct services and planning expertise. CFRS helps families find, select, and pay for child care. Child & Family Resource Services is committed to the belief that all children deserve access to quality, affordable child care that is essential to maintaining family integrity and stability and ensure that children have early childhood experiences that help them become successful. This goal is achieved by providing free and confidential referrals to parents. Referrals are given for all regulated child care options. We now offer on-line referrals, 24 hours a day that can be accessed through our agency's website at To improve the quality of child care programs, CFRS provides training to help providers meet the social, emotional, physical and cognitive needs of children. CFRS currently administers child care subsidy to Hunterdon, Sussex and Warren County families that are in full time work, college, or training.

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NORWESCAP’s mission is to improve the lives of low income individuals and families in need in Northwest New Jersey primarily by offering, referring or collaborating with others to provide programs and education which help foster self-sufficiency in the following domains:

  • Economic and Employment Building
  • Nutrition and Healthy Living
  • Child and Family Development
  • Housing

We will also provide community services in:

  • Information and Outreach
  • Volunteer Services
  • Emergency Services

NORWESCAP will strive to measure our progress through self-sufficiency scales driven by defined outcomes.

NORWESCAP will ultimately try to see that families have self-sufficiency across domains, seeking to strengthen the family as a whole by looking across all of a family’s needs.

As an organization, we will invest our funding and management time in the highest value projects or agency improvements that can best help families and individuals reach self-sufficiency and strengthen our communities.

News and Upcoming Events

- 2015-10-24

20th Annual 5K Run/3K Walk - 2015-09-20

COPS on the R.U.N. - 2015-08-08

Food Bank’s Annual Tent Sale has been scheduled! - 2015-07-23

Understanding Credit & Managing Your Money - 2015-07-15

Managing Life as a Single Parent - 2015-06-29

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Open Letter from Terry Newhard, Executive Director NORWESCAP

They say that every organization has a set of values, whether or not they are written down. The values guide the perspective of the organization as well as its actions. To me, values are what guide the organization when they are tested in difficult situations and show up in the agency’s culture. Recently, our board and staff reflected on our core priorities and created a new values statement based on what we believe is true.

VALUE-We will be dedicated to providing value to our clients, community and our co-workers;
ADVENTUROUS-We will be adventurous, creative and innovative in bringing new resources to impacting poverty and improving our communities;
LOYAL-We will be loyal stewards holding the organization in the highest esteem and in trust for the public and the community;
UNIFIED-We will be one unified agency representing the promise and hope of every person.
EMPATHETIC-We will be empathetic, understanding, nonjudgmental with our clients and passionate in our approaches to impacting poverty. In your interactions with NORWESCAP, we anticipate that you will experience these values in our actions and behaviors. While nothing in this world is perfect, if we consistently stray from these values, you should “call us out on it” and let me know.

Our goal is to live our mission, vision and values so we can be the leader in community service and the catalyst for our clients to experience changed lives.