Community Events and Programs

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  • The Health of Parents of Children Diagnosed with Autism Study (Rutgers University School of Nursing)

    The Health of Parents of Children Diagnosed with Autism Study (Rutgers University School of Nursing)

    We are seeking parents and primary caregivers of children who have a confirmed diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. Participants will be asked to complete a 20-minute online survey for a new study to gauge and answer questions about how levels of stress and self-compassion influence a parent’s health.

  • Chronic Disease Self-Management Program - Virtual Support Group (Self-Management Resource Center)
    Tuesday, February 7 @ 10:00 AM

    Chronic Disease Self-Management Program - Virtual Support Group (Self-Management Resource Center)

    Calling all adults with ongoing health conditions ages 18-29, join our free virtual 6 week workshop!

    Workshops are highly participatory. Mutual support and success build participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.

  • Free First-time Homebuyer Webinar - OceanFirst Bank (New Jersey Citizen Action)
    Tuesday, February 7 @ 11:30 AM
    New Jersey Citizen Action

    Free First-time Homebuyer Webinar - OceanFirst Bank (New Jersey Citizen Action)

    This free webinar will provide participants with information on the homebuying process, affordable mortgage programs, understanding fair housing and avoiding predatory lending, and how to connect with one of Citizen Action's free HUD-certified housing counselors.

  • Special Education Webinar Series: Isabel Mavrides-Calderon: Advocating for Your Own Education
    Tuesday, February 7 @ 6:00 PM
    Arc Family Institute

    Special Education Webinar Series: Isabel Mavrides-Calderon: Advocating for Your Own Education

    This webinar will explore the importance of knowing your rights in advocating for your education. To do so, Isabel will provide a brief overview of an IEP and the importance of advocacy in the IEP process. Additionally, Isabel will cover topics such as standing up for yourself in the classroom and working with teachers to understand your needs.

  • Explosive Kids, Explosive Parents: Family Trauma Solutions (PACEs Connection)
    Wednesday, February 8 @ 12:00 PM
    PACEs Connection

    Explosive Kids, Explosive Parents: Family Trauma Solutions (PACEs Connection)

    In this free webinar, Dr. Scott Sells, the developer of the FST| Family Systems Trauma model will show you:

    • How explosiveness is caused by an imbalance of love or limits.
    • What causes interactional trauma between parent and child.
    • How to quickly stop explosiveness between parent and child by locating the undercurrents or the unseen root causes.
  • Planning for College: 529 Savings Plans with Edward Jones
    Wednesday, February 8 @ 5:30 PM
    Greenway Family Success Center

    Planning for College: 529 Savings Plans with Edward Jones

    Whether your children are learning to crawl or learning to drive, you can make a college education a reality. We'll discuss: questions to consider as you establish a college savings goal, strategies to help you reach the goal, and the various savings plans available.

  • Body Image Issues: Helping People to Love Themselves, Inside and Out (PHHS Parent Academy)
    Wednesday, February 8 @ 7:00 PM
    PHHS Parent Academy

    Body Image Issues: Helping People to Love Themselves, Inside and Out (PHHS Parent Academy)

    Establishing healthy attitudes and habits in today’s society can be challenging, especially with the influence of social media. Please join Nancy Graham, LCSW and Randy Mintz, RD from The Renfrew Center in Paramus who will talk about body image and eating disorders including nutrition strategies and healing a person’s relationship with food.

  • Today's Challenge, Tomorrow's Strength: A Support Group for Parents of Children with Tourette & Tic Disorders
    Wednesday, February 8 @ 8:00 PM
    NJCTS

    Today's Challenge, Tomorrow's Strength: A Support Group for Parents of Children with Tourette & Tic Disorders

    The monthly NJCTS support group is an avenue for parents who are new to a tic disorder diagnosis to seek support and guidance from parents who have more experience, as well as an opportunity for parents with more familiarity in coping with a diagnosis to also learn and seek guidance.

  • Free First-time Homebuyer Webinar - Bank of America (New Jersey Citizen Action)
    Thursday, February 9 @ 11:30 AM
    New Jersey Citizen Action

    Free First-time Homebuyer Webinar - Bank of America (New Jersey Citizen Action)

    This free webinar will provide participants with information on the homebuying process, affordable mortgage programs, understanding fair housing and avoiding predatory lending, and how to connect with one of Citizen Action's free HUD-certified housing counselors.

  • Thursday, February 9 @ 12:00 PM
    Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey

    Trauma Informed Care for Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury: Being Mindful of "Silent" Complex Trauma

    The trauma related to traumatic brain injury can often be overlooked. In this free workshop, we will explore what trauma informed care is, why it's important, and how to engage in trauma informed care with survivors of traumatic brain injury in a variety of settings. Presenter: Matthew Garlinghouse, PhD

  • Love Shouldn't Hurt (EmPoWER Somerset)
    Thursday, February 9 @ 6:00 PM
    EmPoWER Somerset

    Love Shouldn't Hurt (EmPoWER Somerset)

    This virtual discussion will explore what a healthy relationship looks like and the warning signs of an unhealthy relationship, which can include not only physical violence but also more subtle behaviors such as emotional and verbal abuse, manipulation and control, and digital abuse.

  • February Survivors Speak
    Friday, February 10 @ 10:00 AM
    Center for Family Services

    February Survivors Speak

    Virtual Support Group for those who have experienced gun violence and/or loss due to homicide. Primarily for residents of Camden and Gloucester counties, but anyone may attend.

  • New Beginnings Bereavement Support Group (Valley Home Care)
    Monday, February 13 @ 6:00 PM

    New Beginnings Bereavement Support Group (Valley Home Care)

    “New Beginnings” will meet four times a year, with the first session being held on Monday, February 13 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. It will take place virtually via Microsoft Teams. Future meetings will be held in May, August, and November.

  • Free First-time Homebuyer Webinar - Lakeland Bank (New Jersey Citizen Action)
    Tuesday, February 14 @ 11:30 AM
    New Jersey Citizen Action

    Free First-time Homebuyer Webinar - Lakeland Bank (New Jersey Citizen Action)

    This free webinar will provide participants with information on the homebuying process, affordable mortgage programs, understanding fair housing and avoiding predatory lending, and how to connect with one of Citizen Action's free HUD-certified housing counselors.

  • Free First-time Homebuyer Webinar - Columbia Bank (New Jersey Citizen Action)
    Thursday, February 16 @ 11:30 AM
    New Jersey Citizen Action

    Free First-time Homebuyer Webinar - Columbia Bank (New Jersey Citizen Action)

    This free webinar will provide participants with information on the homebuying process, affordable mortgage programs, understanding fair housing and avoiding predatory lending, and how to connect with one of Citizen Action's free HUD-certified housing counselors.

  • Free First-time Homebuyer Webinar - TD Bank (New Jersey Citizen Action)
    Tuesday, February 21 @ 11:30 AM
    New Jersey Citizen Action

    Free First-time Homebuyer Webinar - TD Bank (New Jersey Citizen Action)

    This free webinar will provide participants with information on the homebuying process, affordable mortgage programs, understanding fair housing and avoiding predatory lending, and how to connect with one of Citizen Action's free HUD-certified housing counselors.

  • Social Security Benefits and ABLE Accounts (ABLE today)
    Wednesday, February 22 @ 1:00 PM
    ABLE today

    Social Security Benefits and ABLE Accounts (ABLE today)

    During this inaugural webinar of the ABLE Savings Plans Network (ASPN), participants will be equipped with the following:

    • General knowledge about the benefits of owning an ABLE Account
    • Knowledge of the relationship between ABLE Accounts and Social Security Disability Benefits
    • Understanding of ABLE-related information that must be provided to SSA
  • Free First-time Homebuyer Webinar - Citi Bank (New Jersey Citizen Action)
    Thursday, February 23 @ 11:30 AM
    New Jersey Citizen Action

    Free First-time Homebuyer Webinar - Citi Bank (New Jersey Citizen Action)

    This free webinar will provide participants with information on the homebuying process, affordable mortgage programs, understanding fair housing and avoiding predatory lending, and how to connect with one of Citizen Action's free HUD-certified housing counselors.

  • Tourette Talk: Cultivating Calm – Principles in the Treatment and Management of Anxiety
    Thursday, February 23 @ 7:00 PM
    NJCTS

    Tourette Talk: Cultivating Calm – Principles in the Treatment and Management of Anxiety

    Psychologist Dr. Jill Richards will define the different types of anxiety that can affect us and provide an overview of the principles of treatment approaches to each

  • Free First-time Homebuyer Webinar - Valley Bank (New Jersey Citizen Action)
    Tuesday, February 28 @ 11:30 AM
    New Jersey Citizen Action

    Free First-time Homebuyer Webinar - Valley Bank (New Jersey Citizen Action)

    This free webinar will provide participants with information on the homebuying process, affordable mortgage programs, understanding fair housing and avoiding predatory lending, and how to connect with one of Citizen Action's free HUD-certified housing counselors.

  • Jill's House Garden State Weekend Adventure
    Friday, March 3 @ 6:00 PM
    Shiloh Bible Camp
    Hewitt

    Jill's House Garden State Weekend Adventure

    Jill's House celebrates children with special needs and provides relief to the extraordinary families who love them through short-term, overnight respite care. https://youtu.be/YYiXgsZS6As

  • Understanding & Treating Scrupulosity OCD (NJCTS)
    Wednesday, March 15 @ 7:30 PM
    New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders, Inc.

    Understanding & Treating Scrupulosity OCD (NJCTS)

    For individuals suffering from scrupulosity OCD, their moral and religious beliefs become a source of distress and panic that impacts their lives adversely. This presentation seeks to raise awareness about scrupulosity OCD and to learn about the different treatment options available.

  • Maternal Health & Perinatal Safety Symposium (PMCHNNJ)
    Thursday, March 16 @ 8:00 AM
    Partnership for Maternal & Child Health of Northern New Jersey

    Maternal Health & Perinatal Safety Symposium (PMCHNNJ)

    This innovative conference provides physicians, nurses, social workers, and other healthcare providers with a review of current issues impacting maternal health and perinatal safety in New Jersey and nationally.

  • HardGrove Charity 5K - I Run for Alzheimer Awareness! (Act Now Foundation)
    Sunday, April 2 @ 9:00 AM
    Act Now Foundation
    Jersey City

    HardGrove Charity 5K - I Run for Alzheimer Awareness! (Act Now Foundation)

    Bring your friends and family on Sunday, April 2, 2023, for the Hard Grove Charity Run/Walk. This year you can run for Alzheimer's awareness, as proceeds will directly benefit Act Now Foundation!