Where to start at NCC?
Where To Start at New Community?
The New Community Corporation Family Resource Success Center takes a holistic approach to services by linking those who seek assistance with resources and information that will empower them to improve the quality of there lives.
The Center serves as a centralized resource of information and referral source for all services offered by New Community Corporation. Also, The Center acts as a resource for information for services offered by local, state and federal governmental and private entities.
The Center makes referrals and also host external service providers who make presentations on subjects such financial literacy, budgeting, banking, food stamps, health care, employment, energy conservation, rental assistance, homeless services, inpatient substance abuse services, prescription assistance, etc.
Did You Know?
New Community was founded in 1968 and is one of the largest and most comprehensive nonprofit community development organizations in the United States.
From September 2014 to December 2015:
Adult Learning Center served 706 students who clocked in 57,802 hours in the classroom. The center continues to provide the best test scores and results for the Essex County Consortium as of Dec. 31, 2015.
Community Hills Early Learning Center and Harmony House Early Learning Center provide nurturing care and quality educational experiences, which are supplemented by nutrition, health and family support services.
Family Service Bureau provides mental and behavioral counseling services and had 709 case openings; 1,041 requests for service; and 11,310 units of clinical services from January 2015 to December 2015.
Family Resource Success Center fills the gap in services by identifying and supporting the connections to resources. Total clients served: 4,875. Referrals to government agencies: 3,606. Referrals to departments/agencies within New Community: 1,269.
Harmony House, a transitional housing facility, has a primary goal of helping families move from homelessness to permanent housing and from dependency to self-sufficiency and had 352 participants in its Emergency Assistance Program; 37 participants in the Working Poor Program; and 46 participants in the After School Program for Youth.
Health and Social Services provides for the needs of seniors, families and disabled adults who reside in New Community housing. The emergency food pantry served 2,840 clients from Sept. 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. The health clinics located inside the senior buildings served 1,621 residents from September 2014 to December 2015.
Supportive Assistance to Individuals and Families (SAIF) provides intensive case management for Work First New Jersey (WFNJ) and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) recipients who have exhausted their 60 months of cash assistance and are now eligible, due to extreme hardships, for continuing receipt of their full cash assistance benefits for up to 24 months under the Post 60-Month Program. SAIF serviced 1,398 associates.
Workforce Development Center served nearly 200 residents in 2015 and achieved a 72 percent placement rate across its vocational programs, which far exceeds industry standards. The Automotive Training Program had a placement rate of 75 percent. The ShopRite Partners-In-Training Program had a 72 percent placement rate. Building Trades Training Program had a 68 percent placement rate. Culinary Arts Specialist Training Program had a 71 percent placement rate.
Youth Services provided ongoing services to more than 1,100 children in after-school and summer programs.