bayshore family success center opening

Photo: The staff of the Bayshore Family Success Center with The Community YMCA President and CEO Rhonda Anderson, at the ribbon tying during their open house on November 20.  Pictured L-R are: Alicia Maresco, Megan Kelly, Rhonda Anderson, Director of the center Darcy Dobens, Andrew Gauge-Aliperti and Talesha Mclawhorn.

Shrewsbury, NJ –  The Bayshore Family Success Center hosted an open house at their new location at the Henry Hudson Trail Activity Center, 945 State Highway 36, Leonardo, Thursday, November 20. 

The state-funded center is a community-based, family-centered neighborhood gathering place where any local resident can go for family support and helpful resources such as financial literacy and job readiness programs, support groups, health education workshops and family fun nights, all free of charge.

The center first opened in June, 2013 at the Union Beach Memorial Library to assist residents in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Approximately 200 individuals impacted by the storm have been connected to support services, while overall, the center has served over 2,000 people in the Bayshore community.

All are welcome to visit the center during their offices hours:

Monday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Tuesday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Wednesday: 12 - 5 p.m.; 
Thursday: 11 a.m. - 7p.m.; Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

For more information, call the center 732.497.3811 or visit


About The Community YMCA

The Y is a leading nonprofit charity that strengthens communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Community YMCA serves more than 20,000 residents in greater Monmouth County through programs such as: preschool, before and after school care, health and wellness, leadership, arts enrichment, personal and family counseling and summer day camp. With a mission to serve all, more than $660,000  in reduced and free membership fees and programs is provided by the YCares financial assistance program to individuals and families in need. For more information, visit