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March 31, 2020  

PFLAG - Online Meetings Starting This Week!

We will host two zoom meetings next week, one during the day and one in the evening, to learn what you need most from PFLAG Jersey Shore through our online services.

March 31, 2020  


The New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities has modified an existing contract with The Arc of New Jersey in response to the current COVID-19 Pandemic.

March 31, 2020  

Paint It BlueClaws Art Contest

With kids shut inside due to the current pandemic, we have put together a special Paint It BlueClaws art contest to help drive those creative flames! 

March 31, 2020  

Tips For Homeschooling During Coronavirus

If you're one of the tens of millions of parents who are now essentially homeschooling your kids, we have some tips to help you keep your kids engaged and everyone sane.

March 23, 2020  

COVID-19 Tips for Parents

Dr. Stroud has provided this informational video for parents in order to support caregivers in managing the emotional responses and developmental needs of their children during this crisis.

March 23, 2020  

Yes, You Can Take Your Kids For A Walk

Parents and caregivers face a daunting task right now: keeping their children safe, active and engaged for what will likely be several weeks of school closings. 

March 23, 2020  

People's Pantry Under New Management

TOMS RIVER – The People’s Pantry’s executive director is retiring from the position, and the service will now be run by Fulfill.

February 24, 2020  

Ocean County Library Prom Dress Collection

The Ocean County Library is now accepting new or gently used prom dresses or tuxedos at all Library branch locations through March 13th. Ocean County Library wants to ensure that students can attend their Spring Formal event, regardless of financial challenges.

February 24, 2020  

Hundreds of Thousands of Jobs Available for the 2020 Census

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting to fill temporary positions to assist with the 2020 Census. Census results are used to determine representation in Congress and inform how billions of dollars are distributed for hospitals, schools, roads, and more.

January 27, 2020  

Aiming for zero suicides

Teaching hospitals are taking bold new approaches to reduce suicide rates, including rapid identification of at-risk patients and aggressive follow-up care

January 27, 2020  

Help #EndPeriodPoverty

*Always® and Walmart® will donate one pad per view of the #EndPeriodPoverty video on between 12/26/2019 and 1/31/2020, up to a total of 1 million pads.

January 13, 2020  

New Jersey Students to Receive Messages on the Dangers of Vaping

That's the message the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) will be sharing with youth as they return from holiday break this week. PDFNJ, in collaboration with the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, has unveiled a media campaign about the dangers of vaping that will be distributed to each of the more than 3,500 schools in the state.

January 6, 2020  

Ban on many flavored e-cigarettes could come Friday

The FDA is reportedly taking unprecedented action to try and stop the teen vaping epidemic. Under the direction of the Trump administration, it will likely announce a ban on mint, fruit and dessert flavored e-cigarette cartridges as soon as Friday.

January 6, 2020  

Why You Should Teach Your Kids to Cook

It’s been said that good cooking is an art form. The truth is, it’s much more than that. It’s a way to teach kids vital 21st century skills, such as critical thinking, creativity and collaboration. 

December 30, 2019  

Hackensack Meridian Health Receives 7-Year, $15.8M Grant

Hackensack Meridian Health has received an award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in the amount of $15.8 million to be distributed over seven years to establish the New Jersey Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) Model.

December 30, 2019  

Locked in to Poverty: Impossible Choices Forced on Individuals with Disabilities

Nearly 30 years after the Americans with Disabilities Act first outlawed workplace discrimination on the basis of disability, more disabled people live in poverty than when the law was passed. It’s a complex problem with many factors, but in some cases the very program intended to help disabled people becomes a devastating financial trap.