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Saturday, May 25, 2024

Public Invited to Family Health Fair hosted by Project Self-Sufficiency

“Harvest Your Health” Held in Conjunction with the Sussex County Mental Health Task Force

NEWTON, N.J. – Interactive activities for parents and children will be available at a free health fair hosted by Project Self-Sufficiency in partnership with the Sussex County Mental Health Task Force, Thursday, October 5th, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

Representatives from local health organizations will be on hand to discuss resources for the health and well-being of children and families, and presentations will be offered about adverse childhood experiences, child abuse prevention, the stages of appropriate childhood development and positive parenting techniques. Blood pressure checks will be administered by the Sussex County Office of Public Health Nursing. One family in attendance will be randomly selected to receive a $100 gift card towards the purchase of groceries. The family health fair, “Harvest Your Health,” is free and open to the public.

In addition to Project Self-Sufficiency, up-to-date health and wellness information will be available from Atlantic Health System/Newton Medical CenterBrain Injury Alliance of New JerseyCenter for Family ServicesCenter for Prevention & CounselingDomestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Intervention Services (DASI)Elizabethtown GasFamily Partners of Morris & Sussex Counties; Ginnie’s House Children’s Advocacy CenterNational Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)Newton Volunteer First Aid & Rescue SquadNew Jersey Cancer Education & Early Detection (NJCEED)NJ4s Mental Health AssociationPartnership for Maternal Child Health Healthy Homes ProgramSussex County Department of Health & Human ServicesSussex County Division of Community & Youth ServicesSussex County Division of Social Services; Sussex County LibrarySussex County Office of Public Health Nursing, Division of HealthSussex County Special Child Health ServicesYouth Advocate Program of Morris & Sussex; and others.

For more information about the family health fair, or any of the other programs and services offered at Project Self-Sufficiency, visit www.projectselfsufficiency.org.