Sandy Support Events
On July 29th from 4--7 pm, Community Health Law Project staff will provide another day of free legal clinic for Sandy affected families and individuals. Families will also have access to a lawyer from the angency and other staff memebers to provide legal advice and information. For more information contact Marjorie Bafaty, MSW, RN, Family Support Coordinator 732.571.1670 ext. 304.
Community Garden: Health & Nutrition Class
This program occurs April through October. On Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays we welcome you to come tour the garden and learn how to plant and cultivate spices and vegetables, how to prepare, cook and store vegetables, the nutritional value of healthy meal planning, and share recipes using items nurtured and grown. Join us as we, together, enhance pride in the community.
Free ESL classes are being offered through Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County at the Center. Group testing is held Friday from 10:30 am—12:30 pm. One-on-one tutoring is available upon request. Please contact Nicole Quinn, Family Support Partner at 732.571.1670 ext. 308 for more information.
Family Bingo Night
Family Bingo Night is a great way for parents and children to connect and have fun! Dinner is provided and a variety of prizes can be won! The next Family Bingo Night is July 31st from 5—7 pm.
"Tea & Talk" Sandy Support Group
The Family Success Center will host a “Tea and Talk” Sandy support group. For more information contact Marjorie Bafaty, MSW, RN, Family Support Coordinator 732.571.1670 ext. 304.
Sandy Support Groups
The Family Success Center is pleased to announce additional Hurricane Sandy Support Groups in Monmouth County. The first group will be held on the 3rd Monday every month beginning June 16, 2014 between 5—7 pm, at First Presbyterian Church of Manasquan, 16 Virginia Ave., Room L-10, Manasquan. The second group will begin June 12, 2014 between 5—7 pm and will take place on the second Thursday of the month at Church of St. Uriel the Archangel, 219 Philadelphia Boulevard in Sea Girt. Please contact Marjorie Bafaty, MSW, RN, Family Support Coordinator, x 304 additional information.
LBC Parent Leader Celestina Perez hosts a weekly crochet workshop every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 am—12 pm. Learn to crochet or work on projects together. Free babysitting is provided!
Sistas Support Group
The Center partners with the VNA Health Group and hosts a weekly support and education group for Latina women on Wednesdays from 10 am—12 pm. This bi-lingual group offers support, laughter and the opportunity to grow relationships. Lunch and free babysitting are provided. Interested families should contact Alice Irizarry, Health Educator, or Nicole Quinn, Administrator to register at 732.571.1670.
Family Fun Night
Family Fun Night is a great way for parents and children to connect and grow their relationships. We serve dinner and provide parent—child activities with educational components. Refer to the LBC monthly calendar of events for dates.
“Building Baby’s Brain”
This parent education module is offered in Spanish and English. Parents learn child development and growth ages 0—5 in a supportive and relaxed atmosphere. Days and times vary to accommodate mom and dad’s hectic schedules. We provide breakfast or lunch and free babysitting.
Library tour occurs monthly in Spanish and English. This month we will meet at the Long Branch Public Library on Monday, July 28th from 10:30—11:30 am for a tour and reading to children hour.
This is just a small slice of what we offer for families in July! For more information on our programs, services and to view of our monthly calendars of events, visit us at www.lbc4help.org. We are located at 300 Broadway, Long Branch.
The Long Branch Concordance Family Success Center uses direct outreach, referrals from other organizations and in-house workshops in English and Spanish to facilitate economic education of our diverse populations. We offer evidence based programs focused on parent education and family literacy. These services assist families by growing their life skills. Our programs also promote community well-being by encouraging competent behaviors that lead to safer, healthier and more prosperous neighborhoods. The workshops are an investment in the community. They benefit individuals and families, private institutions, and government agencies. The benefit to society as a whole is exponential. Our measurement tools include pre and post tests to gauge how increased knowledge, as well as follow up with participants to document how the workshops have affected their behavior and lifestyle. Some of our programs and workshops are parent education class Building Baby’s Brain, ESL, financial workshop, budget workshop, lead poison training, library tour, health and nutrition workshop, and the Community Garden.