Spotlight

NORWESCAP partners with community leaders, local businesses and government to achieve our goal-creating life changing opportunities that end poverty. Behind every NORWESCAP client success is a community of generous, passionate and dedicated individuals helping individuals succeed for the benefit of the entire community.

Featured Program Child & Family Resource Services

“NORWESCAP has been a large part of my life. The women there have been absolutely wonderful and I can’t thank them enough. Through their many programs I have been given the opportunity to improve my life, and the life of my family, and have made some wonderful friends along the way.” Jessica Vega I have taken CEU’s and training through (many different agencies)…By far I have learned so much through NORWESCAP (CFRS).   Classes and trainings are so fun, very informative and interactive. The small groups make me feel comfortable and connected with the other educators in each class….plus you and your other instructors are … Continue reading

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The Career & Life Transitions Center for Women

“The help I received with rewording and restructuring my résumé made me feel more confident about sending out my resume. ” Joan Braunswiger The Career & Life Transitions Center for Women, sponsored by NORWESCAP, has been serving displaced homemakers in Warren, Hunterdon Somerset & Mercer Counties for 30 years.  Displaced Homemakers are women who have lost their primary means of financial support after the death or disability of a spouse, or due to a divorce or separation and must return to the workforce.  Displaced Homemakers have traditionally been out of the job market for a significant period of time, lack marketable … Continue reading

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Family Loan and Individual Development Account Program

“I just wanted to take the time to say thank you for everything you have done for my family and me. Attending the workshops helped me learn how to create a budget and we are now saving more money. The money that I saved for school through the Dollars To Dreams(Individual Development Account/IDA) was a huge financial help. Thank you again for all the you have done for me.   Annette B. The IRCO Community Federal Credit Union is a featured partnership for the financial literacy and economic building tools which NORWESCAP offers.  The IRCO Community Federal Credit Union provides guidance … Continue reading

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Mars Chocolate Comes to Town

On Thursday, July 5th three NORWESCAP locations in Phillipsburg hosted 35 college interns from Mars Chocolate of North America (MCNA) for a day long Intern Volunteer Day. Every year MCNA recruits summer interns from around the country to come to Hackettstown to learn about the various parts of the corporate environment at the world headquarters and the place where M&M candies are made. These interns work in areas such as marketing, finance, engineering and food service. But on this day they volunteered at NORWESCAP’s Food Bank and Head Start locations. The planning for the day began when Miguel Zorilla from … Continue reading

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Featured Program Child & Family Resource Services

For families with young children, child care is part of their daily routine. Working parents rely on child care to work to support their families and more importantly, to ensure that their children are well-cared for. Parents want their children in safe, nurturing environments that provide children with the skills necessary to enter school ready to learn. NORWESCAP Child & Family Resource Services (CFRS) is the local child care resource and referral agency for Sussex, Warren, and Hunterdon Counties. CFRS helps families find, select, and pay for child care, provides training and support to child care providers, as well as, helps parents in our communities and state meet their child care and parenting needs. Continue reading

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Sussex Circles provides the supports and resources to families to become self-reliant and resilient.

What does it take for hardworking, play by the rules individuals and families to reach their highest potential? It takes you! Join us in our bold vision of financial independence and stability for all of our neighbors. There is a place for everyone in Circles; that includes you, your family, friends, business associates, and co-workers. Volunteer with Circles ….who knows the life you enrich just may be your own.. Continue reading

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Skylands RSVP Volunteer Resource Center Lifebook writing project

NORWESCAP is spotlighting Bernard Verosub who participated in a special Skylands RSVP & Volunteer Resource Center initiative, called the Lifebook Writing Project. The Lifebook Writing Project allows each individual to tell their experiences, joys, triumphs and challenges in a meaningful way which can be shared with family or with the community. Continue reading

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Built on a foundation of community support, NORWESCAP’s Arthur & Friends traces its roots to the generosity of one local organization that provided a needed “Home Base” in Sussex County.

To spotlight all those who have contributed to the success of NORWESCAP’s Arthur & Friends program would result in an almost endless list of individuals, businesses and organizations that through their generosity, collaboration and support have nurtured our program. We are ever so grateful to all of them for their continued support of a growing program that traces its roots to a Sussex County organization, the Sussex County Fairgrounds. Years ago, when Arthur & Friends was itself a seedling, the Sussex County Fairgrounds opened the doors of their community built greenhouse to offer our program a “home base” where we … Continue reading

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Sussex Head Start spotlights Mitch Morrison

Mitch Morrison of Sparta, NJ has always been interested and advocated for the GREEN movement. He is highly involved in the Sustainable New Jersey Program and was one of the founding fathers of the recent opening of the Sparta Farmer’s Market. One day while driving through his neighborhood he noticed a high number of items that had been discarded but were in great condition. He gathered them and called various agencies to see if they could be used. Luckily he spoke to the family worker at the NORWESCAP Sussex Head Start Center, Donna Reinhardt, who was thrilled to accept his … Continue reading

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