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Gov. Praises 'Family Success Centers,' Crediting Increased Funding

Lakewood facility on list of Family Success Centers

Gov. Chris Christie said the concept of Family Success Centers, a "one-stop" source of help for families before crisis hits, is reaching more families thanks to increased funding.

In Jersey City this week, Christie said the use of the centers has increased dramatically. From his first year in office to 2011, the number of families using the centers statewide increased from 37,000 to 61,000.

The services are free. Among the aims of the centers are child abuse prevention, information and referral services, referrals to local health care services, parent education and life skills training.

The centers' staff also works with families to create "success plans," working to create goals and strive for family stability, Christie said.

Though there are many centers statewide, some with multiple facilities in one town, Ocean County's one "Family Success Center is in Lakewood: 

LCSC Family Success Center
415 Carey Street
Lakewood, NJ 08701
732-901-6001

For more information on the centers, visit the state Department of Children and Families site, here.

Jim October 14, 2012 at 08:56 AM
Everything the gov touches turns into sh_t. Lakewood is a complete sh_thole. I hope Iran turns it into glass along with Israhell.
Mike L October 14, 2012 at 01:07 PM
I'm surprised Gov Christie had time to make a speech this week. He was running (ha) with the Romney team every time you turned around......thats why we have a Lt. Gov in NJ because our Gov is always campaigning .......maybe we should just give her the job and fire him, don't you think "IF" Romney wins, that you won't see him again in NJ, he will be given another job to yell at people and something else to screw up.
Smith October 14, 2012 at 03:10 PM
Most likely was FEDERAL funding & the very "honest" Christie fails to mention that. And by the way this is the funding that Tea Partiers want to TAKE AWAY as they say communities should just rely on their churches & their neighbors to help one another. And the Republican Health Plan: Patients should rely on Doctors who will treat them FOR FREE !!!! Nice plan, isn't it?
Ocean County Family Success Center January 15, 2013 at 10:47 PM
There are 2 Family Success Center. One in Lakewood and the other is in Toms River at 1433 Hooper Avenue called the Ocean County Family Success Center.

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