Family Connections honors Frank McGehee, area bank a ‘A Toast to Hope’

Family Connections honors Frank McGehee, area bank a ‘A Toast to Hope’

EAST ORANGE, NJ — On Tuesday, May 10, Family Connections honored former Maplewood Mayor and current Committeeman Frank McGehee with the Roger Manshel Lifetime Achievement Award, and Valley National Bank with the Champion of the People Award. Family Connections is a nonprofit organization that supports children, adults and families facing many of life’s toughest challenges, […]

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day across Essex County on April 30

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day across Essex County on April 30

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., the Essex County Board of County Commissioners, the Essex County Division of Community Health and Family Connections’ ADAPT Coalition are encouraging residents to dispose of their old or unwanted prescription medications during the federal Drug Enforcement Administration’s annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day […]

County presents $5.4M in grants to 14 municipalities, 34 community organizations

County presents $5.4M in grants to 14 municipalities, 34 community organizations

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County recently announced that approximately $5.4 million will be distributed to 14 Essex County municipalities and 34 community organizations through the Community Development Block Grant program and the Emergency Solutions Grant program. The CDBG and ESG programs are funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and administered […]

Donate hats, gloves and scarves to those in need

Donate hats, gloves and scarves to those in need

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Police Department is working with FAMILYConnections to collect hats, gloves and scarves for its Winter Warmth Drive. Through Jan. 3, residents are encouraged to donate new hats, gloves and scarves at the police department, 1618 Springfield Ave.; Maplewood Town Hall, 574 Valley St.; the Board of Education, 525 Academy Road […]

County to participate in Drug Take Back Day

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Monday, April 16, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Essex County Division of Community Health joined with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team, the Essex County Police Chiefs Association and the Essex County Crime Prevention Officers Association to announce plans for Drug […]

‘A Taste of NJ’s Best’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — FAMILYConnections’ “A Taste of NJ’s Best” will be Wednesday, May 2, at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, 350 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange. This popular evening of music and delicious food will benefit more than 4,000 area children, adults and families. This year’s event honorees include Short Hills’ Beth Berns, a […]

‘A Taste of NJ’s Best’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Save the date for FAMILYConnection’s annual fundraising gala “A Taste of NJ’s Best” on Wednesday, May 2, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, 350 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange. This event will honor Beth Berns, the Berns family and Bernice Manshel. Beth Berns is a former […]

Connect to Wellness is a smashing success

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In honor of National Recovery Month, FAMILYConnections hosted Connect to Wellness, its first free family wellness festival, on Sunday, Sept. 24, at the Clipper Pavilion in West Orange. National Recovery Month, a national health observance, aims to remind Americans that people can recover from mental health and substance use disorders to […]

‘Connect to Wellness’ for National Recovery Month

WEST ORANGE, NJ — “Connect to Wellness” with FAMILYConnections on Sunday, Sept. 24, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Clipper Pavilion on Cherry Street in West Orange to celebrate National Recovery Month. This free festival includes activities such as arts and crafts, children’s activities, yoga, meditation, Zumba and more. For more information, contact Nancy […]

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