Attached to the link below are the results from our 2017 needs assessment. We surveyed many of nonprofits that serve abused and neglected youth in Somerset County. We do a broad spectrum needs assessment every three (3) years, and will do one again in 2020.
CHI Needs Assessment Results
- Middle Earth: Work with Middle Earth to support new and expanded mentoring opportunities, Also, new “fun trips”, “Visions Plus Program.” and “Promises-Plus” http://www.middleearthnj.org/services/mentoring-services. Most recent program report: Middle Earth 2019 Final Report Past program reports:Middle Earth mid-year report June 2019 2018 Middle Earth Mid-Year Report Lunchtime Mentoring Middle Earth Lunchtime Mentoring Report
- Family & Community Services of Somerset County: Work with mental health providers to cut waiting times for children needing mental health counseling and medicines. 2018 initiative is group counseling to support middle school children who recently arrives in the US from Latin America and who suffered trauma in their country of origin. Most recent program report: F&CS Interim Report October 2019 Past program reports: F&CS 6 Month Report July 2019 2018 F&CS Mid-Year Report Family and Community Services Family and Community Services Report
- CASA SHaW: Support tutoring program that helps abused and neglected children, especially those who are in out of home placements and have fallen behind educationally and need special attention to catch-up. Most recent program report: CASA Traveling Tutor Program 2019 Past program report: CASA Tutoring CASA Traveling Tutor Report
- Richard Hall CMHC: Support Children’s Hope Afterschool Program which provides adjunctive therapies for 50 children and youth plus two separate 3 week, 5 day a week intensive summer experience for 20 children. Most recent program report: RHCMHC Interim 2019 Report Past program reports:10/26/2018 CHAP Program Update 2018 Richard Hall Community Mental Health Center Mid-Year Report CHAP Richard Hall Program Report
- Resilient Youth of Somerset County: Support the efforts of Resilient Youth of Somerset County to educate youth stakeholders about the pervasive effects of chronic trauma and to hold information sessions on the importance and effectiveness of Trauma Informed Care, with the goal of making Somerset a trauma informed community. Most recent program report: RYS report 2019 Past committee reports:2018 Resilient Youth of Somerset Mid-Year Report Resilient Youth of Somerset Resilient Youth of Somerset Report
A Parents Anonymous of New Jersey Chapter
If you are a parent or caregiver of a child with emotional, behavioral, or mental health needs, Proactive Parenting is a way to gain knowledge of positive, proactive strategies for handling your child’s challenging behaviors. At the monthly meetings, you may tell your story and listen to the experiences of others. In the process, you will gain a network of support within the community to help you in your most challenging and important job: being a loving and effective parent to your children.
One of the first two goals of the Children’s Hope Initiative was to establish a Parents Anonymous Chapter in Somerset County. We thank the Family Support Organization of Hunterdon, Somerset and Warren Counties and EmPoWER/Family Success Center for making this much needed program happen.
Meetings are held one evening each month (currently first Friday of each month, 7-8pm) at the EmPoWER Family Success Center, 50 Division Street, Suite 303, Somerville, NJ. For more information about future meetings, please call 908-223-1191 or contact the Family Support Organization through their website at http://fso-hsw.org