Oct 19

Attention Parents of Infants and Toddlers in Passaic County

Advocates for Children of NJ (ACNJ) is scheduling focus groups throughout the state to obtain information from parents of infants and toddlers on their experiences in finding and affording child care.

Parents will receive dinner and a $25 gift card for their participation. Childcare will be provided.

Wednesday, 11/1/17 from  5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Christopher Hope Community Center

60 Temple Street, Paterson

There are three criteria:
Parents must have an infant or a child who was an infant up to three years ago; and
Parents needed childcare in order to return to work; and
Parents must register in advance SEE FLYER HERE

Oct 19

Free Radon Test Kits from Passaic County Department of Health


  • Passaic County homeowners can reserve a kit by calling 973-225-3651.
  • Test kits are limited and available on a first come first served basis.
  • Arrangements will be made to pick up reserved radon test kits at the Passaic County Department of Health, 18 Clark St., Paterson and a few designated municipal health departments

Radon- The Basics

  • Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas formed by the decay of uranium in rock, soil and water
  • It can accumulate in the home
  • Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer
  • Testing is easy
  • The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection recommends all New Jersey homeowners test for Radon
  • If levels are elevated, homes can be mitigated to reduce radon levels
  • In New Jersey, all radon testing and mitigation businesses and professionals must be certified

This Passaic Department of Health program is funded by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Radon Section. For more information go to www.njradon.org  or call 800-648-0394

Oct 11

Active Parenting Classes @highlandsfsc this fall!

Registration Required! Call (973) 506-6575 

Oct 04

New Peer to Peer support group for PTSD @highlandsfsc

Oct 03

Enjoy fall foliage with the West Milford Walking Club

Chilton Medical Center & West Milford Health Department Invites You:

When: Fridays, Oct. 6 – Nov. 17 (No club Oct. 20th) Time: 10:00-11:00 am

Registration Required

Contact: Jessica Kelly-Health Educator at 973-831-5455 or by email at Jessica.kelly@atlantichealth.org


Sep 20

Help is out there! Local substance abuse support

There are several local support groups available for those with substance abuse as well as those affected by someone else’s addiction.


The Journey Church-184 Marshall Hill Rd 
Mondays 7:30-9:00pm

NAR-ANON family groups are a worldwide fellowship for those affected by someone else’s addiction. as a twelve step program, we offer help by sharing our experience, strength and hope. 

Awaken Recovery

The Journey Church-184 Marshall Hill Rd
Tuesdays 7:00-8:00pm

Freedom from addiction… Awaken to your true identity. All are welcome. Judgement free & confidential group. (973) 728-3479 ext. 13 

Wake Up!

WM Library Conference Room- 
3rd Tuesday  6:00-7:00pm

Wake Up! is a community initiative started by a group of local volunteers looking to raise awareness and respond to individuals and families in need of intervention, prevention and recovery from substance abuse. (E) wakeuphighlands@gmail.com

HOPE: Families with Addicts

Living Word Church- 93 Lake Shore Dr S
2nd & 4th Thursdays 7:30pm

A safe haven fellowship and resource for the families, siblings and friends who have a feeling of desperation concerning the destructive behavior of someone they love; whether caused by drugs, alcohol, mental illness or related behavioral problems. Contact Laura (845)988-7325 or Joe (845)988-7658 (E)familieswithaddicts@gmail.com

HOPE- Families with Addicts press release



Sep 19

New Job Postings at Center for Family Resources

Center for Family Resources is a non-profit community organization that is dedicated to helping families and the community as a whole. They run Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Upper Passaic County and Clifton. Fax resume to (973) 962-1129 or email jason@cffr.net. If you need help with your resume stop by or call the Highlands FSC!

Check Out Job Postings Here

Sep 12

Learn more about NJ Healthcare Options

Come learn more about NJ’s Healthcare Insurance Options

Co-sponsored by Highlands Family Success Center and the West Milford Democratic Club

Wednesday September 27 8:00 to 9:00 PM


1911 Greenwood Lake Turnpike, Hewitt


Come hear SHIP* volunteer Terri Seibert discuss options and learn to navigate the various programs available to NJ residents. There will be a presentation and Q&A session.

*State Health Insurance assistance Program

Healthcare Flyer

Sep 12

Special Needs event to be held in West Milford

Special Needs Event in West Milford

The First Annual West Milford’s Road to Resources Event to be held on September 26th from 7-9 pm at the West Milford library located at 1470 Union Valley Rd. Light refreshments will be served at 6:30 pm.

You are invited to come and connect with local organizations to learn about community resources for families of individuals with special needs.

The West Milford Health Advisory Board is pleased to announce that representatives from numerous local organizations have volunteered to speak to the community about available resources for West Milford residents. This event is open to all local families who are looking for resources and activities in West Milford to support their loved ones with special needs.

The topics to be discussed include West Milford School District’s special education programs, recreational opportunities for children with special needs, pre-vocational opportunities, transitional services, safety and communication, as well as support resources for families. Free informational packets and safety tools will be available.

If you or someone you know has a special person in their life and you would like to know what West Milford has to offer, please join us for an informative filled evening.

Speakers include:
Dr. Liz McQuaid; Director of Special Services, WMTPS
Ms.Karyn Reinhold; Local Special Education Teacher and West Milford Special Olympics Coach
Ms. Kristi Clave; Local Special Education Teacher and West Milford Special Olympics Coach
Mrs. Maggie Drew; Coordinator of Services for Individuals with
Disabilities-Jewish Family Service of Metrowest, NJ
The Association for Special Children and Families
First responders
Macopin Farms
Council persons Marilyn Lichtenberg and Ada Erik

Aug 29

Request to our community from @highlandsfsc

The Highlands Family Success Center is in the process of revamping its menu of activities. We are looking for the communities input on the kind of things they would like to see at the center. Please share with us via e-mail, Social Media or simply call the center your thoughts and ideas. All are welcome. We are looking for new and exciting ideas that can be enjoyed by all

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