We were created to live long, strong and satisfying lives, but so many people are filled with sickness and disease. Living healthy is easier than we think...making a decision to do what's right for our bodies is where we could use a little help! This workshop, presented by Fitness Trainer, Joshua Moore, will not only help you get back to the basics and get a fresh start in your everyday health, but also help you to know where to start.
How long can you store leftovers in the refrigerator? How long can dairy items go un-refrigerated? How long does it take to cook a turkey? Whether you’re planning a big family celebration or everyday meals, you need to follow special precautions to ensure that the food you are serving is safe for you and your guests. Join us as Sarah Malon-Ditzel shares the latest tips and techniques to keep specific foods safe and prevent food poisoning. Sarah is a Program Associate for SNAP Ed through Rutgers Coopertive Extension - Gloucester County. Don't miss this practical workshop just in time for the holidays.
Enjoy this insightful, encouraging guide for parents who could use a little support while raising children in a culture that tears kids down. Hope and advice abound from our presenter, Ella Joseph, as she shares how to thrive in the battle of wills, handling the perils of adolescence, discipline and power games, escaping burnout, single parenting and much more.
Addiction is a very common struggle in America today. People are addicted to drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, pornography, food, and smoking. You name it. And many people who want to overcome their addiction think that simply having enough willpower is enough for them to stop their addiction. But this is faulty thinking. Why?...
In a crowded job market, companies can be picky. They can also offer low salaries to candidates, saving money in the short term. But since many job seekers are simply looking to solve the out-of-work problem, any offer would be a solution, right? Depending on your financial situation, accepting an offer that pays less than you want might be the right decision. But more often, job seekers are advised not to settle on the wrong job or job offer. If you’re facing this situation or think you might face it down the road, join us for this power packed workshop to help apply for the right job for you and prepare for the big interview.
It's Family and Friends Day at the South Jersey Dream Center! Pack up the car with the kids and the neighbors and join us for some good old fashioned summer fun! Enjoy free health screenings, games and prizes, free haircuts, music, free hot dogs, popcorn and beverages for everyone. It's our way of saying THANK YOU for allowing us to serve you!
Crooks use clever schemes to defraud millions of people every year. They often combine sophisticated technology with age-old tricks to get people to send money or give out personal information. They add new twists to old schemes and pressure people to make important decisions on the spot. One thing that never changes: they follow the headlines — and the money. Join us as Stefanie Marabella, a Credit Repair professional with Better Qualified, gives practical tips on how to stay a step ahead with the latest info, and a list of current schemes to watch out for.
The Heart of Gloucester County's mission is to assist families in Gloucester County in finding and using county resources, which will provide solutions to their needs before they find themselves in an emergency situation. On their website, they have compiled a tremendous directory of services and resources available in Gloucester County, that's quick and simple to use. It is our privilege to have Chairman of the Board, Paul Blackstock, with us to share how easy it is to access the wealth of information and benefits right here in our local neighborhoods. Together, with the partnership of local agencies, they are helping to build strong, self-sufficient families in Gloucester County.
Join Rev. Barry Vasquez as he shares simple keys to better communication and resolving everyday conflict. We come into contact with people every day on every level. Where there are people, there is always the potential for conflict. Learn what to say, when to say it, how to say it, and what not to say in this power packed presentation.
Adam Bricketto from the Food Bank of South Jersey is determined to make "smart shoppers" out of us all! You are going to love this workshop on how to navigate your way around the grocery store, read labels, find the best deals, and compare prices. What better way to educate the consumer than with a "pop up grocery store". Yes, shopping will come to life with this awesome visual, along with relevant and money saving tips.
Having healthy feet is literally the "foundation" of our physical bodies, and a key factor for leading a happy life! Dr. Barbara Ayers, DPM will share a basic understanding of the importance of foot health and practical tips to avoid common yet preventable ailments. She is a retired heathcare professional with over 46 years of experience as a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. You are not going to want to miss this very helpful and informative opportunity to learn simple ways to preserve our feet for many years to come.
Join Jeanne M. LaBuz from the Center for People in Transition at Rowan College at Gloucester County, as she gives an overview of the many free workshops offered throughout the year to assist people experiencing divorce, separation or the death of a spouse.
Workshop topics include... Career, Financial, Legal, Psychological, and Social Service. You won't want to miss this presentation chocked full of resources for everyone.
The grief associated with death is familiar to most people, but individuals grieve in connection with a variety of losses throughout their lives, such as unemployment, ill health or the end of a relationship. Every step of the process is natural and healthy. It is only when a person gets stuck in one step for a long period of time that the grieving can become unhealthy, destructive and even dangerous. Going through the grieving process is not the same for everyone, but everyone does have a common goal; acceptance of the loss and to keep moving forward. Dr. Rose Dean of Road of Success Coaching and Counseling Services will share simple principles in how to take those steps forward in overcoming grief and sorrow, and fulfill the unique plan for your life.
The best thing for a child is to grow up in a safe and healthy home under the care of loving parents. Alyssa Baus, a Court Appointed Special Advocate with CASA For Children, knows what it takes to help parents reduce the risk of being separated from their children due to abuse or neglect, and to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. As a trained advocate for children, Alyssa will share her knowledge and expertise in this workshop to help troubled parents take steps toward restoration and wholeness as a family. Also on hand with lots of helpful resources will be Jacqueline Beltran, an Intake Specialist at the Kinship Care Wraparound Program, a department of the Family Service Program in Egg Harbor Township.
It’s amazing how much money you pour into your landlord’s pocket over time when renting a home or an apartment. Don't let buying your first home intimidate you! Mortgage Account Executive, John Gallo, from Columbia Bank can help you learn how to make your money work for you in realizing your dream of home ownership. If poor credit is your issue, Stefanie Marabella, in the Business Development department of a company called Better Qualified, will also help you take steps to repair your credit and move forward financially.
Get the straight-shooting guide to handling bill splitting, security deposits, roommate troubles, bad landlords and more. Renters' Rights is packed with a summary of critical legal and practical tips that every renter needs, including: leases and rental agreements, roommates, and security deposits. Our presenter, Attorney Andrew Schroedinger, Esq., of South Jersey Legal Services Inc., will share common mistakes that tenants make when facing legal action, and provide helpful tips to avoid such pitfalls.
Family…we all have one. Whether you are starting a new family, leaving an old one, or wondering how to handle the one you have - we want to provide direction and hope! Every May, between Mother's Day and Father's Day, we offer a very lighthearted and meaningful workshop to help you enjoy family life, no matter what yours looks like! This year, Natalie Fortunato will be discussing "His Needs, Her Needs", addressing the needs of husbands and wives from the book Love and Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs.
Every parent wants their child to succeed - and to learn in the way that is best suited to their talent and temperament. Educator and presenter, Alice DeTolla, draws on her 25 years' experience to give you the 'inside' story so that you can make the best-informed decisions about your child's education. This presentation will briefly touch on helpful hints that will help you to: understand how schools work today (it's not like it was when you went to school!), help with homework, peer pressure and coping with exams, develop learning skills and confidence.
Holding on to the past and all its mistakes will only hinder you from taking hold of the future. But it can be so hard to let it go! That’s why you must dream extraordinary dreams. When you focus your mind and heart on fulfilling your purpose, the past cannot hold you prisoner any longer. In this workshop, Natalie Fortunato shares her personal journey out of a painful past into total freedom Your past does not define your future . . . so stop living as if it does! Turn your back on guilt, shame and regret to face the reality of God’s love and the promise of His plans for you.
Addiction is insidious. It seeps into every aspect of a person's life, destroying those things we hold most dear – our families, our homes, our jobs – until little remains. But there is hope. If you or someone dear to you is suffering from an addiction, do not miss this workshop by Ronn Constable, Teen Challenge Graduate and Addiction Counselor. There is a way of escape, there is a way to set boundaries, there is a way to a better future.
Tis the season for jingle bells...and some jiggle bellies! Outpatient Dietitian, Stephanie Long, from the Inspira Medical Center in Woodbury is going to prepare us for the holiday season with some healthy eating ABC's. With high carbohydrate, high sugar, and empty calorie foods, snacks and candy in abundance at work and school, having some key points to remember about good nutrition will help you avoid the feeding frenzy! Give your body an early Christmas present and join us for this workshop, it will thank you when the new year comes!
What do you do with all that rice offered each month at our Food Pantry? And what about those beans? Wonder no more...Raquel Moreno, of the Food Bank of South Jersey’s Healthy Living Initiative Program will be cooking up some delicious and easy to make entrees!
Have you or someone you know considered taking steps toward getting your high school diploma, but have no idea where to start? If yes, this workshop is for you! With the right information about the GED, now called the New Jersey High School Equivalency program, you can decide if this is something that you might want to pursue. Hey, it could mean a whole new future for you! Come on out and join us and our presenter, Antoinette McKie, a Job Coach at the Camden County College Adult Basic Skills Program!