OCL partners with Family Success Center for Sandy victims

TOMS RIVER –  In its continuing effort to bring accurate and useful information and services to residents who were affected by Hurricane Sandy, Ocean County Library is teaming up with The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey’s Ocean County Family Success Center to provide stress relief workshops for families.

Those workshops include:

  • “Fun-n-Fit Stress Reducing Activities for Children,” appropriate for ages 3 and up with the parents
  • “Music and Move-it: Reducing Stress in a Home with Children,” appropriate for ages 3 and up with the parents
  • “Recognizing and Addressing Stress in Children, a Family Event”
  • “Shake It, Move It, Leave It!” 10 activities that will Reduce Stress as a Family.

The workshops are free, confidential, and open to anyone impacted by the storm, regardless of income level, employment status or age.

The schedule for these programs is:

Tuesday May, 6 10:30 a.m. @ Stafford: Music and Move It

Friday May 9, 10:30 a.m. @ Upper Shores (Lavallette): Fun & Fit

Monday May 12, 6:30 p.m. @ Brick: Recognizing and Addressing Stress in a home with Children

Tuesday May 27, 6 p.m. @ Little Egg Harbor: Fun and Fit

Wednesday Jun 4, 10:30 a.m. @ Upper Shores: Music and Move-it

Monday June 9, 10 a.m. @ Brick: Fun and Fit

Tuesday June 10, 6 p.m. @ Little Egg Harbor, program to be determined

Saturday June 14, 10:30 a.m. @ Stafford: Shake It, Move It, Leave It!

Monday June 16, 6:30 p.m. @ Toms River, program to be determined.

Additional programs are being planned for July.

In addition to the workshops, the Center also provides resources for job training, housing, finding a contractor, training about mold remediation and safety in rebuilding, and establishing yourself in a new community.

All families living in areas once impacted (at any level) by Super Storm Sandy are welcome to participate in any of our fun activities.

Telephone the Center with your questions 732-557-5037 or stop by their office:  1433 Hooper Ave., Suite 121, Toms River, NJ 08753.

The Center is open Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8:30am to 4:30pm, on Tuesdays from 12noon to 8pm and on Wednesdays from 11am to 7pm.


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