Northwest New Jersey Community Action Partnership
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NORWESCAP 50 Years Anniversary
Program of the Month
Family Success Center
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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.

Opening in 1998 as a FACES program, the Family Success Center is funded by the NJ Department of Children & Families and provides services to all of Warren County. The center partners with approximately 1,400 unduplicated families per year with a focus on primary prevention.
We believe that by strengthening families, we will strengthen the community.  Our services are extensive, free and open to the entire community.  Serving as a one-stop-shop for resources and services, the center has 10 Core Services which include services such as reducing barriers to health care and health information, parent education, goal setting, life skills, home visitation, information & referrals, advocacy, free monthly family activities, and job preparation/obtainment. 

In addition, to meet the needs of our specific community, the center has expanded services which include transportation, translation, a variety of support groups, the holiday assistance program, summer camp programs, and family literacy.  There is something for everyone at the Family Success Center; whether you are looking for assistance, want to work on a goal, or even if you have a skill or talent you want to share with the community, this center is the place for you.  With a strong component of parent voice and leadership, the center values the ideas and roles of parents. Come by and tell us about your community and become involved in our center! 

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WHY NORWESCAP

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

Mother's Day Event - 2015-05-12

2015 Morris County Seniors and Persons with Disabilities Art Show! - 2015-05-04

Phillipsburg Police Department Community Open House - 2015-04-25

- 2015-04-15

Autism Spectrum Disorder - 2015-04-14

Free Sleep-Away Camp! July 2nd to July 8th - 2015-04-14

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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.