What's Happening at Family Connections
Featured News and Events:
11/23/11 - FSCO Turkey Giveaway
Thanks to Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver, fourteen Orange families received a frozen turkey at the Family Success Center of Orange's annual Thanksgiving Luncheon
6/1/11 - StartStrong Ribbon Cutting
Executive Director Paula Sabreen, NJ DCF Commissioner Dr. Allison Blake, and Assemblywoman Mila Jasey cut the ribbon on our new Therapeutic Nursery
4/27/11 - Seventh Annual International Tasting Gala honoring Michael R. Griffinger, Esq.
12/16/10 – Reunity House: Home for the Holidays! A celebration of reunified families co-hosted by FAMILYConnections and the NJ Dept. of Children and Families, with special support from the Junior League of The Oranges and Short Hills.
10/13/10 - DREAMS of Essex Domestic Violence Awareness Night. Acting Administrative Director of the Courts Judge Glenn Grant joined FAMILYConnections for an evening of education and empowerment. Pictured above (l. to r.) Executive Director Paula Sabreen, Judge Grant, President Roger Manshel and Trustee Bernice Manshel.
9/27/2010 - Paterson Reunity House Ribbon Cutting! NJ Congressman Bill Pascrell and The Department of Children & Families Commissioner Dr. Allison Blake joined us to celebrate the opening of our newest Reunity House - the first in Passaic County. Pictured right (l. to r.) Executive Director Paula Sabreen, Commissioner Blake, Congressman Pascrell.
6/4/2010 - Citi's Basic Banking for High School Seniors. As part of a grant to support increased college access services at The Space at Orange High School, Citi hosted a basic banking presentation for the seniors. Pictured right: Timothy L. Johnson and Helen Steblecki from Citi, and The Space Supervisor Trisha Snidersich along with seniors who attended the presentation.
Photos courtesy of Hayes Photography
4/20/2010 - The Sixth Annual International Tasting Gala took place on April 20th at The Orange Lawn Tennis Club in South Orange. FAMILYConnections was proud to honor Attorney General Paula T. Dow as the 2010 Champion of the People.
12/16/09 – Reunity House: Home for the Holidays! A Celebration of Reunified Families co-hosted by FAMILYConnections and the NJ Dept. of Children and Families.
11/13/2009 - FAMILY Connections was chosen to receive a
2009 Community Leadership Awards from HANDS (Housing and Neighborhood
Development Services) a non-profit organization committed to the revitalization of neighborhoods in Orange and East Orange. In accepting the award at HANDS’ 11th
Annual Award Banquet,
FAMILY Connections Executive Director Paula Sabreen said,
“HANDS is itself an innovative leader in the community and the fact that this
award comes from them is truly a great honor.” For more information about HANDS, visit
5/12/09 – Our Gala 5th Annual International Tasting took place on May 12, at the Montclair Art Museum, with Governor Jon Corzine joining us to celebrate our 130th year of service and to honor our Champion of the People, Shelden Pisani, Ph.D.
12/10/08 – Reunity House: Home for the Holidays! - A Celebration of Reunified Families co-hosted by FAMILYConnections and the NJ Dept. of Children and Families. 5:00-8:00 p.m. at 280 South Harrison Street, rear entrance. To listen to a National Public Radio story based on last year's Home for the Holidays event, please CLICK HERE.