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)

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)

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 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

Aug 29

@highlandsfsc celebrates 2nd Birthday!

Thank you to our fantastic community!

We cannot wait to see what our 3rd year will bring for all our amazing families!

Jun 26

PCCYC hosts Parents Cafe @highlandsfsc

Parent Café-

Let Your Voice Be Heard

Wednesday June 28


Highlands Family Success Center

Join us to learn more about the Passaic County Council for Young Children and how you can be a part of the change in your community. All parents and caregivers are invited!

Light refreshments provided. Children Welcome!

The Passaic County Council for Young Children (PCCYC) is a group of parents and community partners who come together to share about our children and to strengthen the family. Our focus is on the health, education and well-being of all children, especially those birth to age 8. We work together to make our community a better place to raise a child.
We educate and empower parents to be effective advocates for their children and their family. Local meetings are held monthly. Parent leadership workshops will begin in the fall.
Join us on Wednesday, June 28th to learn more about the council and to share your voice about what is important in the areas of health, education and well-being.
RSVP: or 973-279-8900 x202 or call HFSC 973-506-6575


Jun 12

West Milford Library set to open Saturday 6/17

WM Library Grand Opening!

1470 Union Valley Road

12:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, 2017

After a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony, the doors to the new West Milford Township Library & Community Center will be opened!

May 26

Free Men’s Retreat at Camp Hope June 2nd & 3rd

Choices, Change, Power, Hope

Free Men’s Overnight Retreat

Friday & Saturday June 2nd & 3rd

Camp Hope: 1792 Union Valley Rd

Basketball Tournament -Chess &Card Game Tournaments- DJ Competition – Special Guests – Giveaways and More!
Free Meals, Lodging and Transportation!!
Workshops Include:
  • Soft Job Skills
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Technology/Social Media

For more information or to register contact Lt. Sharon Easton @ (973) 703- 2387 or Teddie Martinez (973) 756-7701

Paterson Housing Authority in conjunction with The City of Paterson, B.R.O.T.H.E.R.S. Inc., Team Charity, Paterson Community Police Division an

May 17

Book Bag Bites supplies West Milford children with Weekend Meals

Book Bag Bites is a community outreach program supplying food to children and families in need. The Highlands Family Success Center and WM Strength & Conditioning have partnered with the local Head Start to send children food home each weekend to help combat hunger in our town.

Food or monetary donations are welcome. If donation is in the form of a check please contact Kelly at HFSC (973)506-6575 or  Drop off donations at the Highlands Family Success Center anytime during center hours of operation.

Food Items (individual, healthy & non-refrigerated items)

·         Pudding Cups

·         Instant Oatmeal/ Cream of Wheat/ Cream of Rice

·         Granola/ Protein Bars

·         Easy Mac or single serve macaroni and cheese

·         Non-refrigerated milk

·         Cereal packages (small boxes)

·         Fruit Cups

·         Chef Boyardee cups

·         Fresh Fruit

·         Applesauce

·         Fruit/Vegetable Squeeze Pouches

·         Tuna/Chicken Packets or cans

·         Non-refrigerated hummus packs

·         Dried Fruit & Nuts

·         Mini Cans of Beans & Vegetables

·         Beef Jerky (Natural)

·         Gallon Ziploc bags

·         Protein drinks for kids

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