Our team is dedicated to providing resources and information that support our advocates and, ultimately, our CASA youth and families. You will find here a regularly updated list of resources and services in Gloucester County.

School Kids

LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER

The Learning Resource Center-South works to support the education of students with disabilities, helping them to succeed and to achieve in the least restrictive environment. Services include an educational resource lending library; a self-service production center; online, in-person, and in-district professional learning opportunities; and mobile outreach support to schools in southern New Jersey

FAMILIES TO COLLEGE

A family college readiness initiative, Families to College uses a holistic approach to strengthen families by helping them develop action plans to prepare for higher education

FIRST STAR NJ

First Star New Jersey partners with youth in foster care to help them graduate high school, earn a post-secondary certificate and/or degree, and successfully transition to adulthood

YOUTH EDUCATION AND CAREER CENTER

AT GCIT HOME

The Youth Education and Career Center is a High School Diploma Equivalency Test preparation program that operates year-round and provides High School Equivalency HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) preparation services for out-of-school Gloucester County youth between the ages of 16 and 24.

Science and Technology Class

Education

 

Employment

 

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA SAFE RETURN

Safe return is a re-entry program that provides treatment, housing, employment, and more to individuals

FAMILY SUCCESS CENTERS

Family Success Centers are community-based, family-centered neighborhood gathering places where any community resident can go for family support, information, and services 

Childrens Hospital

Disability

TOPsports

The Outreach Program for Sports is an inclusive program open to children 4-18 with special needs

LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER

The Learning Resource Center-South works to support the education of students with disabilities, helping them to succeed and to achieve in the least restrictive environment

DISABLED YOUTH TODAY NEWSLETTER

Disabled Youth Today covers a wide-range of newsworthy disability-focussed topics

 

Healthcare

 

FEDERALLY QUALIFIED HEALTH CENTERS

Searchable list of all local federally qualified health centers

EDGEPARK

Online medical supply delivery service that takes healthcare insurance for a wide array of medical conditions including nutritional supplements, night diapers, diabetes, breast pumps, etc

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA SAFE RETURN

Safe return is a re-entry program that provides treatment, housing, employment, and more to individuals

CENTER FOR FAMILY SERVICES

Offering comprehensive care services including: Addiction & Recovery, Community Connections, Counseling & Behavioral Health, Early Childhood Education, Family Support & Prevention, Safe & Supportive Housing, Victim & Trauma Services, Workforce Development

ACENDA

Life Link Homes offer permanent supportive housing for youth who are homeless or aging out of the child welfare system

FAMILY SUCCESS CENTERS

Family Success Centers are community-based, family-centered neighborhood gathering places where any community resident can go for family support, information, and services 

Arms Up

Housing

 

Mentoring

 

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is a non-profit organization whose mission is to "create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth". Adult volunteers are matched with children from age 5 to young adulthood

FIRST STAR

First Star New Jersey partners with youth in foster care to help them graduate high school, earn a post-secondary certificate and/or degree, and successfully transition to adulthood

GIVE SOMETHING BACK FOUNDATION

Give Back provides long-term coaching, career-based planning, and more services to students who have experienced barriers to success

YOUTH ADVOCATE PROGRAM

Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP) is an intervention designed to help system-involved youth satisfy court mandates and prevent future criminal activity through short-term, high-intensity relationships with paid mentors

Kids Playing Tug of War

GLOUCESTER COUNTY LIBRARY

Offering events, programs, and classes for children, teens and adults

TOPsports

The Outreach Program for Sports is an inclusive program open to children 4-18 with special needs

KALEIDOSCOPE

Kaleidoscope is a community-based Gay-Straight Alliance. Kaleidoscope offers monthly student-led meetings in a safe, supportive environment for LGBTQ+ and allied teens to gather, socialize, organize, and help each other

Recreational

 

Mental Health

 

ACENDA FOR GLOUCESTER COUNTY

Gloucester County Prevention Program provides short term case management and support for families living in Gloucester County that have primary custody of at least one child under the age of 18 and are experiencing hardship or instability

OAKS INTEGRATED CARE

Office: (609)-267-2318 Access Center: (800)-963-3377

Counseling Services for children, adults, and families

CENTER FOR FAMILY SERVICES

(877)-922-2377

Private, confidential counseling services specialized for adults, children, teens, and families are available

SOUTHWEST COUNCIL

Reduce the prevalent abuse of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs through prevention, education, and treatment

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA SAFE RETURN

(609) 420-3830

Safe return is a re-entry program that provides treatment, housing, and employment to individuals

YOUTH ADVOCATE PROGRAM (YAP)

Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP) is an intervention designed to help system-involved youth satisfy court mandates and prevent future criminal activity through short-term, high-intensity relationships with paid mentors

UAG'S FAMILY ADVOCATE SUPERVISED VISITATION PROGRAM

(856) 431-3050

UAG's Family Advocate Supervised Visitation Program is designed to provide a safe, neutral, supervised observation of parent-child family time in a less formal and more family-friendly environment to encourage communication and comfort between the visiting parent and the child(ren)

Family with Tablet

UNITED ADVOCACY GROUP

Nonprofit committed to empowering individuals to achieve their self-determined goals and equip them to reach their full potential

FAMILY STRENGTHENING NETWORK

The Family Strengthening Network aims to improve the family unit as a whole, thus improving the quality of life of all family members. FSN empowers families in the following targeted areas: financial, employment, health & wellness, academic excellence, service-learning, and healthy relationships

UNIDOS PARA LA FAMILIA

Strengthens the immigrant, working-class population by providing training and support to parents to promote child wellbeing and stronger families through financial stability, improved resident status and the development of community leaders

STRONGER FAMILIES

The Stronger Families project is focused on improving outcomes among families who have been affected by incarceration. Stronger Families operates out of the Alms Center in Bridgeton, NJ, where individuals are connected with a Family Advocate to establish plans for employment, housing, and family visits upon release.

Gay Couple with Child

Whole Family Advocacy

 

Scholarships

 

GIVE SOMETHING BACK FOUNDATION

Give Back provides long-term coaching, career-based planning, scholarships, and more services to students who have experienced barriers to success