In the News

Our latest news, updates and more!

JP Pedoto, Family Connections’ Pride+ Program Coordinator, was invited to participate in a panel discussion at Columbia High School in Maplewood, NJ about gender identity and how to better understand and support transgender, non-binary and gender-fluid youth. View the discussion here:




The youth of Incorruptible.essex cleaned up Irvington Park to collect trash and cigarette butts to kickoff an online challenge #Fillthebottle. They were able to educate parents and youth on the dangers and effects of tobacco to our health and our planet.

Their efforts were featured in the Essex News Daily, check it out: https://essexnewsdaily.com/headlne-news/local-group-cleans-up-irvington-park


Read about Pride+ in the Spring 2022 issue of NJAMHAA News here.



KW Red Day of Giving Brings ‘Hope Inspired’ Decor to Family Connections: https://www.tapinto.net/towns/berkeley-heights/sections/real-estate/articles/kw-red-day-of-giving-brings-hope-inspired-decor-to-family-connections



Family Connections honors Frank McGehee, area bank a ‘A Toast to Hope’



KW Red Day of Giving Hike for Hope Supports Family Connections: https://www.tapinto.net/towns/berkeley-heights/sections/real-estate/articles/kw-red-day-of-giving-hike-for-hope-supports-family-connections



Family Connections to Honor Frank McGehee and Valley National Bank May 10



Former Maplewood Mayor WIll Be Honored By Essex County's Family Connections: https://patch.com/new-jersey/maplewood/former-maplewood-mayor-will-be-honored-essex-county-nonprofit?utm_source=share-mobile&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=share



Student Rally and Family Connections on Baristanet: https://baristanet.com/2020/09/students-to-rally-in-response-to-school-based-youth-services-program-cut-from-murphy-budget/



Read Family Connections' feature on Baristanet: https://baristanet.com/2020/08/calling-all-families-roll-and-stroll-to-support-family-connections/



Listen to The Passport Mommy’s Michelle Jerson interview our Chief Operating Officer, Krista Zuccheri in her podcast as Krista shares the importance of Family Connections' work and how kids and families can get involved.



Read about the impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health by Family Connections’ CEO, Jacques Hryshko in the Health & Wellness section of TAP into SOMA here.



Family Connections is excited to share our first ever Public Service Announcement. We believe this PSA is an incredible reflection of the way the organization has pivoted through this difficult time, and why we believe our work is especially important now more than ever.