Newark, NJ—To further Newark Beth Israel Medical Center’s (NBIMC) commitment to providing diverse support services to the Newark community, The Newark Now – Family Success Center (FSC) Program is now located at NBIMC (182 Lyons Avenue, 2nd Floor) on Monday – through Thursday from 9 am- 4:30 pm and on Fridays from 1 pm – 4:30 pm. The Family Success Center at NBIMC and CHoNJ is the first hospital based FSC in New Jersey and provides a range of governmental and non-governmental services and support; including health insurance, senior services, family advocacy and more. Other services include promoting safety, well-being, and self-sufficiency for families who request assistance at the Center sites.
“Our mission is to promote wellness and quality of life programs and services for residents of Newark and greater Essex County,” said John A. Brennan, MD, MPH, President and Chief Executive Officer of NBIMC and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey. “We are committed to the Newark community and to connecting services for easier access and better overall health.”
Newark Now was founded in 2003 to provide Newark residents with skills, tools, and support to transform their neighborhoods. Today, Newark Now operates neighborhood-based Family Success Centers that are strength-based, culturally competent, and able to provide convenient and coordinated access to information, support, and resources that families need to be successful.
The Centers provide:
- Health Insurance Connections (Medicaid and NJ Family Care Applications)
- Legal Service Referrals
- Online SNAP (Food Stamp) Applications
- Budgeting Workshops
- Family Success Plans
- Food Pantry Resources
- Parenting Workshops
- On-Site Referrals for HIV
- Resume Assistance/ Employment Searches
- Individual Mentorship and Family Advocacy
- Senior Citizen Services
In collaboration with local organizations, churches, and community partners, the Family Success Centers, founded by Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker, have a broader reach in the level and number of services that can be provided to individuals and families in need.
Appointments are as scheduled, and walk-ins are welcome.
Contact Khalilah Jackson, Site Coordinator, at (973)-926-6593 or
Samira Sewell, Assistant Coordinator, at (973)-926-5462.
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, (NBIMC), a 673-bed regional care teaching hospital, provides comprehensive health care to its local communities and well beyond. NBIMC has more than 800 physicians, 3,200 employees and 150 volunteers with over 300,000 outpatient visits and 25,000 admissions annually. NBIMC is fifth in the nation in the number of heart transplants with better than expected outcomes, has the only lung transplant program in New Jersey, and combined with Saint Barnabas Medical Center, both Barnabas Health affiliates, is third in the nation for kidney transplants, by volume. To learn more, visit us on line at www.newarkbeth.com
Children's Hospital of New Jersey, located at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and part of the Barnabas Health, is the state's premier hospital caring for children, with specialized services to treat ill and injured children from newborn to adolescent years and has the most comprehensive pediatric cardiac care program in the region as well as preventive programs that promote wellness in the community. For a referral to a pediatrician or pediatric specialist, please call 1-888-724-7123.
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Date: July 23, 2012
Contact: Beth Salamon
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