LONG BRANCH, NJ - The Long Branch Concordance Family Success Center is proud to announce three free upcoming events for families and individuals who were affected by Hurricane Sandy. The LBC has teamed up with The Hope Coalition, Legal Services of New Jersey, and The Community Health Law Project to offer the following workshop and legal clinics. The events will be held at Long Branch Concordance Family Success Center located at St. James’ Church, 300 Broadway in Long Branch. Light snacks and beverages will be served.

On July 29th from 4—7 pm the Community Health Law Project staff will have a free legal clinic for Sandy affected families and individuals. Attendees will also have access to a lawyer from the agency and other staff members to provide legal advice and other pertinent Sandy related information.

On  August 7th from 5—7 pm The Hope Coalition will work with families on disaster recovery budgeting, insurance claims assistance, paying a mortgage on a destroyed home, home inspections and repair contracts, and other services.

On August 12th from 5—7 pm Legal Services of New Jersey staff will be available for a free legal clinic through their Hurricane Sandy Legal Assistance Project.  Families and individuals will be able to sit and talk with a representative from Legal Services.

The Affordable Housing Alliance will also be at our August 12th event to meet with families affected by Sandy. They will help residents work through the complex reconstruction process by providing individual counseling, group education, and resources. Individual counseling assessments will review and evaluate each participant’s ability to move forward with repairing, rebuilding or relocating based on their individual capacity of committed financial resources and future sustainability. Educational seminars and workshops will also be provided to assist with the ongoing need for knowledge.

All are welcome regardless of financial status. The only requirement is that a family’s or individual’s issue(s) are a direct or indirect result of Hurricane Sandy.  If you have any questions or would like the attend any of the events please contact Marjorie Bafaty, MSW, RN, Family Support Coordinator  at 732.571.1670 ext. 304 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.