FAMILY SERVICES

Strong Families Build Strong Communities

Our Family Programs enable families to develop and apply their family-strengthening, child-rearing, community-building, financial, social, and leadership skills and talents.

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Our Family Goals

Families enhance their human, social, and financial capacity both individually and in partnership with other families.

Families develop the learning and health of young children, and enhance their social and human capacity.

Families enhance their social & human capital, & increase community partnerships and connections.

Our Family Services

Family Leadership Academy (FLA)

New Brunswick residents improve outcomes for their families and the overall community through individual coaching, group workshops and seminars, one-on-one sessions with staff and mentors, and a matching savings component. FLA is a partnership with New Brunswick Tomorrow (NBT).

During the first six (6) months: Foundational Phase, families participate in four (4) modules:

  • Planning for our Future
  • Finances
  • Parent-Child Interaction
  • Wellness

During the second six (6) months: Implementation Phase, families participate in:

  • Support groups
  • Elective workshops chosen by them
  • Peer Leadership (through a community building network)
  • Family planning (that includes at least one family goal that help them be socio-economically self-sufficient)
  • Graduation
  • Alumni Relations
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Days & Hours
M, 12:00pm-8:00pm
T-F 9:00am–5:00pm

Call for Appointment

Nydia Rivera

Coordinator

nrivera@prab.org
732-828-2135

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Parents As Teachers (PAT)

Middlesex County parents who are pregnant, or have children up to five years old, receive free and voluntary home visitation services, including information, support, developmental screenings, and referrals to community resources. They ensure the early childhood learning development and health of their children. Families also build their social and human capacity. In the process, they become stronger, healthier, and succeed academically.

Some services provided by PAT include:

  • Weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly evidence-based home visitations (that provide a developmental topic, well-being aspect, and parent-child interactive component)
  • Progress reports on immunization records, assessments, and developmental screenings of their children
  • Free workshops and fun activities that strengthen their social connections and parenting knowledge
  • Referrals to issues related to parents or their children
  • Quarterly community advisory board meetings of parents, community residents and individuals (in which parents discuss parenting-related topics with other parents and create new connections)
  • Additional support, education, and positive connections
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Days & Hours
M-F, 9:00am-5:00pm

Call for Appointment

Esther Barett

Coordinator

ebarett@prab.org

Tel: (732) 832-7535 x210

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Harmony Family Success Center (HFSC)

Middlesex County families improve their life skills in several core areas: health, parent education/family interaction, employment, housing, advocacy, and resource building. They also increase their social networks and capacity through the long-lasting connections they can make with other parents, children, and families. In the process, families become more aware and self-reliant.

HFSC and participating families work with other community organizations, individuals, and key stakeholders. Parents, community residents, and individuals engage in activities in which they learn the importance of communication and improve their communication skills. In the process, they maintain a sustainable presence and secure buy-in from community residents. They also strengthen existing partnerships and develop new partnerships each year.

Some services provided by Harmony FSC include:

  • Access to information on child, maternal and family health services
  • Family Success Plans
  • Parent Education;
  • Employment-related Services
  • Life Skills training (budgeting, nutrition, etc.);
  • Housing related services;
  • Advocacy & Related Support
  • Information & Referral/Linkages (connection to off-site public and private resources);
  • Special Assistance (financial support)
  • Community Engagement
  • Family Strengthening Events
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Days & Hours
M-F 9:00-4:30 pm (Hours subject to change)

Johanna Crespo

Site Director

jcrespo@prab.org
(732) 640–0801

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PRAB serves everyone regardless of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, familial status, gender, sexual orientation, or functional impairment. We also serve as a voice to ensure equity & access to community resources and benefits for all people groups and communities in Central New Jersey.

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Henry Gorman

Senior Director

Family & Housing Services
(732) 832-7535 x150
Hgorman@prab.org

Johanna Crespo

Site Director

Harmony Family Success Center
(732) 640-0801 (Harmony FSC)
Jcrespo@prab.org

Alayna Fuller

Manager

Family Services
(732) 832-7535 x230
afuller@prab.org

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