Community Events and Programs

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  • Community Resource: Virtual Therapy (FREE)

    Community Resource: Virtual Therapy (FREE)

    New Destiny FSC’s Community Health Workers in partnership with HCPC at St. Joseph’s Hospital are here to support our city of Paterson residents with mental health support!

    Please see attached flyer for information on mental health assistance AT NO COST to those residing in Paterson, NJ!

  • Counseling Service Resource: CFFS, HCPC, & NDFSC

    Counseling Service Resource: CFFS, HCPC, & NDFSC

    Are you experiencing challenges in your everyday life? Center For Family Services offers counseling services for adults, children, teens and families.

  • Jam N' Skate Arts Fest

    Jam N' Skate Arts Fest

    Jam N' Skate Arts Fest is a FREE, PUBLIC festival that fuses an entertaining festival experience of music, dance, and skateboarding with community health activities that connect individuals to needed support services.

  • Jobs Hiring Resource: YMCA of Paterson

    Jobs Hiring Resource: YMCA of Paterson

    YMCA of Paterson is hiring! If interested, send over your resume!

  • Peer Support Program: Horizon Behavior Health

    Peer Support Program: Horizon Behavior Health

    Are you struggling with anxiety, depression or substance use?

    Horizon’s Behavioral Health Peer Support Programs may be able to help. Peer support is non-clinical help given by trained professionals who have been successful in the recovery process and have learned to cope with the same struggles that you may be facing.

  • Pitha Utshob

    Pitha Utshob

    Pitha Utshob is an opportunity for Bangladeshi women who enjoy making pithas to showcase their skills!

  • Resource: FREE Tablet, Internet & Hotspot

    Resource: FREE Tablet, Internet & Hotspot

    Do you know someone who does not have internet access? This might be a great opportunity!!!

  • Support Group: For Parents & Coffee Hour (S&N FSC)

    Support Group: For Parents & Coffee Hour (S&N FSC)

    A parent-led, professionally facilitated parent mutual support group that is free & confidential! This meeting is conducted on Fridays, 11 AM to 12:30 PM.

  • Circle of Care Costume Drive
    Wednesday, September 27 in Woodland Park
    Circle of Care

    Circle of Care Costume Drive

    Help Circle of Care collect new or gently used costumes (complete sets) for their youth in Passaic County!

  • Earn Your GED (OASIS)
    Wednesday, September 27

    Earn Your GED (OASIS)

    New GED class offered through OASIS! Pre-assessment results will determine course placement. 

    Registration Dates: 8/14 to 8/16; $40

  • Learn-To-Read Classes (OASIS)
    Wednesday, September 27 in NJ

    Learn-To-Read Classes (OASIS)

    New class offered at OASIS! Registration will be for adults native speakers & non-readers to learn & improve basic Reading & English skills. 

    Registration Dates: August 14-16; $40 fee

  • Community Resource: Couponing Class & Saving $
    Wednesday, September 27 @ 5:00 AM

    Community Resource: Couponing Class & Saving $ Virtual

    New Destiny is proud to offer this workshop that will help families save money one coupon at a time. (VIRTUAL EVENT)

  • GED -- Earn Your High School Diploma
    Wednesday, September 27 @ 9:00 AM in Paterson
    Oasis: A Haven for Women and Children

    GED -- Earn Your High School Diploma

    Oasis is presenting the opportunity for adult women to earn their GED.

  • Community Resource: FREE ESL Classes
    Wednesday, September 27 @ 10:00 AM in Paterson

    Community Resource: FREE ESL Classes

    Join us for 8 weeks of English as a Second Language classes (basic level). Learn how to Speak, Write, and Read English. Register by September 20. $25 Refundable Deposit Required. Location: 79 Ellison St, Paterson NJ 07513 (IN PERSON). 

  • Wednesday, September 27 @ 10:00 AM

    NJ Division of Taxation Sales Tax and NJ Virtual

    Instructed by NJ Division of Taxation/Taxation University educators, the course covers understanding New Jersey's Sales and Use Tax, out-of-state sales, and how to file a Sales and Use Tax return. It also covers Sales Tax for online businesses, law changes affecting online sellers, and the Sales Tax implications for common charges/fees.

  • 2024 Passaic County Film Festival
    Wednesday, September 27 @ 10:30 AM

    2024 Passaic County Film Festival

    The 2024 Passaic County Short Film Festival is a fantastic opportunity for High School & College students in Passaic County as well as Independent film makers whose work is done in the county.

  • Resource: SNAP Assistance (CFBNJ/NDFSC)
    Wednesday, September 27 @ 11:00 AM in Paterson

    Resource: SNAP Assistance (CFBNJ/NDFSC)

    Representatives from the CBFBNJ are available to answer your questions about SNAP and help you with your application Location: 79 Ellison St. Paterson NJ. 07505 (IN PERSON). 

  • Thursday, September 28 @ 8:30 AM in New Brunswick
    NJ DCF Professional Center

    Economic Mobility: A Pathway to Success and Sustainability Summit/Grant Writing Workshop

    Join us for a free one-day summit that aims to provide faith and community-based organizations with grant writing tools and resources to help families reach their full potential.

  • Crossroads: Bankruptcy and Family Law
    Thursday, September 28 @ 10:00 AM
    South Jersey Legal Services

    Crossroads: Bankruptcy and Family Law Virtual

    SJLS Bankruptcy Law Coordinator Robert J. Cooper, Esq. will give an overview of the impact of bankruptcy on family law issues such as divorce, equitable distribution and marriage settlement agreements and answer frequently asked questions as part of a free webinar. There will be a Question and Answer period at the end of the webinar.

  • Crossroads: Bankruptcy and Family Law
    Thursday, September 28 @ 10:00 AM
    South Jersey Legal Services

    Crossroads: Bankruptcy and Family Law Virtual

    SJLS Bankruptcy Law Coordinator Robert J. Cooper, Esq. will give an overview of the impact of bankruptcy on family law issues such as divorce, equitable distribution and marriage settlement agreements and answer frequently asked questions as part of a free webinar. There will be a Question and Answer period at the end of the webinar.

  • Community Resource: Fall Leaf Suncatcher Craft
    Thursday, September 28 @ 5:00 PM in Paterson
    Heritage Community Room

    Community Resource: Fall Leaf Suncatcher Craft

    Join us for an evening of making leaf suncatchers as we welcome the fall season. Light re-freshments will be served, and materials will be provided. Location: The Heritage, 685 E 34th St, Paterson NJ (IN PERSON)

  • Cancers in Women & Focusing on Self-Care
    Thursday, September 28 @ 6:00 PM
    Capital Health / Community Health Education

    Cancers in Women & Focusing on Self-Care Virtual

    Learning about cancers of the female reproductive system may reduce your risk and help you identify ways to prevent them, so it's important to be proactive about your health. DR. JOYCE VARUGHESE, a board certified, fellowship trained gynecologic oncologist, will lead a discussion of the programs available at Capital Health for women undergoing treatment for gynecologic cancers and related health challenges. Nancy McCormack, an internationally certified and registered yoga therapist from the Capital Health Wellness Center, will close the program with a demonstration of gentle yoga stretches.

  • Upcoming Event: Puppet Storytime With Ms. Jennie!
    Friday, September 29 @ 6:00 PM in Paterson
    NDFSC
    Heritage Community Room

    Upcoming Event: Puppet Storytime With Ms. Jennie!

    Join us for an hour of interactive puppet story time with Ms. Jennie. Come ready to have fun! We welcome all ages. Light refreshments will be served. Location: The Heritage, 685 E 34th St, Paterson NJ (IN PERSON)

  • 2023 SPAN Leadership Conference/CONFERENCIA DE PADRES LIDERES 2023
    Saturday, September 30 @ 8:00 AM
    SPAN Parent Advocacy Network

    2023 SPAN Leadership Conference/CONFERENCIA DE PADRES LIDERES 2023 Virtual

    Together We Rise: Speak Up! Take Action! Create Change! Juntos nos levantamos ¡Alza la Voz! ¡Actua Ahora! ¡Crea Cambios!

  • Saturday, September 30 @ 10:00 AM

    How to Decode My Child's IEP

    New Jersey Regional Family Support Planning Councils will focus on a person-centered approach to your child’s IEP and how to best communicate that to your team. We will discuss strategies for handling meetings where parents and the team are not in agreement. Come and learn tips and advice from fellow mothers who also have professional backgrounds.

  • 2023 Fall Virtual Enrichment Group for Youth
    Monday, October 2 @ 7:30 PM
    Center for Family Services

    2023 Fall Virtual Enrichment Group for Youth Virtual

    Join the Center for Family Services in their 2023 Fall Virtual Enrichment Group for Youth! This opportunity will help youth to navigate complex issues such as, social relationships, identity, self-esteem, confidence boosting, mindfulness, self-care, cyber safety, communication, and managing parental/youth relationship.

  • Food Resource: Veggie Mobile (City Green)
    Tuesday, October 3 (Weekly)
    Lou Costello Park

    Food Resource: Veggie Mobile (City Green)

    City Green’s Veggie Mobile is back for its 12th year selling fresh, healthy, affordable produce in Paterson!

    The Grand Opening Celebration is schedule for Tuesday the 13th! We hope you can join us then! Please spread the word. 

  • leigh.dym@steampark.org
    Tuesday, October 3 - Tuesday, June 18 @ 5:00 PM (Weekly)
    STEAMpark

    [email protected] Virtual

    STEMgirls Online Weekly Workshops are afterschool STEM enrichment classes for 3rd to 8th grade girls, that teach science, financial literacy and learning to code at all levels. With supply kits mailed to students' homes and Chromebooks to borrow if needed, this is a full year virtual program that help students build skills that contribute to academic success while in small group classes with teachers and friends. Small tuition fee, or free to all who income qualify. Registration opens this week.

  • S.A.G. E. (Sharing Adversity through Group Engagement
    Wednesday, October 4 - Monday, December 4 @ 3:30 PM (Monthly)
    Stuck In The Middle

    S.A.G. E. (Sharing Adversity through Group Engagement Virtual

    S.A.G.E. is sharing adversity through group exchange. It provides an open and safe space for members to share their experiences; and offers support and guidance for friends and family with parenting and relationship struggles.

  • Budget Counseling
    Wednesday, October 11 @ 10:00 AM
    South Jersey Legal Services

    Budget Counseling Virtual

    SJLS Bankruptcy Law Coordinator Robert J. Cooper, Esq. will give an overview of budgeting and money management and answer frequently asked questions as part of a free webinar. There will be a Question and Answer period at the end of the webinar.

  • A Future that Includes Employment: The Importance of Family Engagement
    Thursday, October 12 @ 12:00 PM
    SPAN Parent Advocacy Network

    A Future that Includes Employment: The Importance of Family Engagement Virtual

    Join Us! Presentation by: Sean Roy, Chief Innovation & Training Officer TransCen, Inc. • We will discuss the importance of engaging families in the transition process with an emphasis on competitive integrated employment • Review tools and strategies for supporting youth toward employment success • Discuss ways to raise family expectations.

  • Un Futuro que Incluye Empleo: La Importancia de la Participaci√≥n Familiar
    Thursday, October 12 @ 12:00 PM
    SPAN Parent Advocacy Network

    Un Futuro que Incluye Empleo: La Importancia de la Participación Familiar Virtual

    ¡Unase a nosotros! Presentado por: Sean Roy, Jefe de Innovación y Formación TransCen, Inc. • Hablaremos de la importancia de involucrar a las familias en el proceso de transición, haciendo énfasis en el empleo competitivo e integrado. • Haremos un repaso de las herramientas y estrategias para apoyar a los jóvenes a alcanzar el éxito en el empleo. • Analizaremos las diferentes maneras de aumentar las expectativas familiares.

  • Cancer de mama: lo que necesita saber
    Thursday, October 12 @ 6:00 PM
    Capital Health / Community Health Education

    Cancer de mama: lo que necesita saber Virtual

    Un diagnóstico temprano de cáncer de mama puede abrir la puerta a más opciones de tratamiento y conducir a mejores resultados. Únase a la DRA. SARAH SORDO, médico en medicina interna certificada por la junta, en Capital Health Primary Care – Hopewell, para conocer los factores de riesgo del cáncer de mama y la importancia de la detección temprana, las mamografías y las pautas de detección recomendadas. Ella hablará sobre estrategias de prevención y el papel que juega la genética en el cáncer de mama. La conferencia se presentará en español.

  • Annual New Jersey Youth Transition Conference
    Monday, October 16 - Saturday, October 21 @ 7:00 AM
    Camden County Partnership for Children

    Annual New Jersey Youth Transition Conference Virtual

    The NJ Youth Transition Conference was created for youth ages 14-21+ who experience I/DD, their families and caregivers, and the professionals who serve them. The 3rd Annual NJYTC will help you to understand the key organizations & services that support people and families in the transition process. 

  • Grief and Loss: Recovery is Possible
    Tuesday, October 17 @ 7:00 PM
    Enjoying Life Fully LLC

    Grief and Loss: Recovery is Possible Virtual

    Workshop provides a forum for anyone who has experienced grief and/or loss to explore their feelings and experiences, ask questions, and discover new tools towards recovery! This is an opportunity to self-explore and reflect while building community and creating meaningful deposits in a safe space.

  • The Intersection of Domestic Violence and Substance Use Disorders
    Thursday, October 19 - Thursday, October 26 @ 9:45 PM
    BHM

    The Intersection of Domestic Violence and Substance Use Disorders Virtual

    When Domestic Violence and Substance Use Disorders collide, they present challenges for clients & service providers. Participants will examine how SUDs may impact the safety of DV victims and how DV may hinder addiction recovery.

  • Guardianship and Children's SSI Benefits Webinar
    Wednesday, October 25 @ 12:00 PM
    South Jersey Legal Services

    Guardianship and Children's SSI Benefits Webinar Virtual

    Jill Roth-Gutman, Esq. of Roth-Gutman Law, LLC and Michelle T. Nuciglio, Esq., from South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. will discuss the following and more: SJLS – Who we are and what we do, The SJLS Guardianship Project for Children & Children's SSI Project, Importance of guardianship, Power of attorney vs. guardianship, Does your child need a guardianship? Types of guardianship, How to file, fees & service. There will be a Q & A after the presentation!

  • Circle of Care's Trunk or Treat
    Thursday, October 26 @ 5:30 PM in Woodland Park

    Circle of Care's Trunk or Treat

    Circle of Care is inviting you to their Trunk or Treat Halloween Celebration. It is an opportunity to get dressed in your favorite costume to Trick or Treat while enjoying music, pumpkin painting, candy, face painting, & tons more.

  • 'Take Her Higher' Gala Fundraiser
    Friday, October 27 @ 6:00 PM in Englewood
    Yes, M.I.S.S. Inc.

    'Take Her Higher' Gala Fundraiser

    The Yes, M.I.S.S. Inc. Gala Fundraiser celebrates three years of constant commitment to empowering girls with college and career readiness while raising essential funds for the ongoing advancement of our nonprofit initiatives.

  • Vaping: Get the Facts
    Thursday, November 2 @ 6:00 PM
    Capital Health / Community Health Education

    Vaping: Get the Facts Virtual

    The use of e-cigarettes skyrocketed in recent years. We now know that once inhaled, these harmful products have ingredients that can damage the lungs and can also cause many other physical and psychological symptoms from cardiovascular effects to nausea, flu-like symptoms and decline in sexual performance. Get the facts on vaping.

  • The Impact of Hip Hop on Behavior and Culture
    Friday, November 3 @ 9:30 AM
    Behavioral Health Matters

    The Impact of Hip Hop on Behavior and Culture Virtual

    This course will dissect the multifaceted impact of hip-hop, from empowering marginalized communities to redefining societal norms. Whether you're a hip-hop enthusiast, a cultural observer, or simply curious about the genre's transformative power, this course offers insight into the dynamic relationship between hip-hop and behavior as well as treatment implications.

  • Advances in Foot and Ankle Sports Injury Treatments
    Monday, November 6 @ 6:00 PM
    Capital Health / Community Health Education

    Advances in Foot and Ankle Sports Injury Treatments Virtual

    Foot and ankle injuries are some of the most common problems for athletes of all competitive levels. Learn about the latest advances in treatment options.

  • Brain Fog Causes and What to Do About It
    Thursday, November 9 @ 6:00 PM
    Capital Health / Community Health Education

    Brain Fog Causes and What to Do About It Virtual

    Forgetfulness, lack of mental clarity, loss of motivation, and an inability to concentrate are associated with a non-medical condition broadly identified as "brain fog." Learn about the cognitive impact of COVID-19 and other conditions and treatment options to help dissipate the fog.

  • Avoiding Burnout - Holiday Edition
    Tuesday, November 14 @ 7:00 PM
    Enjoying Life Fully LLC

    Avoiding Burnout - Holiday Edition Virtual

    The holidays can be a time of happiness; filled with social gatherings, activities, and rejoicing. It can be a period of painful loneliness, recognizing grief and loss, anxiety, or depression. It is often a time of high emotion and demands when family and other interpersonal conflicts surface. Even people who love the holidays can experience feeling overwhelmed, burnout, or sadness. Feeling overwhelmed because of pressure from others or one's own expectations associated with the holiday season is often referred to as "holiday burnout". This workshop will provide participants with proven tips to help manage stress and emotions this holiday season.

  • Coping with School Shootings: Taking Care of Yourself and Your Child
    Thursday, November 16 @ 6:00 PM
    Capital Health / Community Health Education

    Coping with School Shootings: Taking Care of Yourself and Your Child Virtual

    School shootings have become a tragic fact of life, and the impact of these events often extends beyond the victims and their families to the larger community. Learn about the far-reaching psychological impact of school shootings and support and coping strategies for children and families.

  • Small Step Strategies for Prediabetes
    Monday, November 20 @ 6:00 PM
    Capital Health / Community Health Education

    Small Step Strategies for Prediabetes Virtual

    Prediabetes puts you at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. The good news is that by making lifestyle changes, it is possible to prevent type 2 diabetes and even reverse prediabetes. Learn more about prediabetes and how small steps can make a big difference in preventing type 2 diabetes.

  • Overcoming Loneliness and Social Isolation
    Thursday, November 30 @ 6:00 PM
    Capital Health / Community Health Education

    Overcoming Loneliness and Social Isolation Virtual

    Research shows that people with little or no social contact or support are more likely to experience a range of physical and mental health challenges. Learn about risk factors and coping strategies and will share tips for overcoming a sense of isolation.

  • Manifesting Abundance & Vision Boarding
    Tuesday, December 5 @ 7:00 PM
    Enjoying Life Fully LLC

    Manifesting Abundance & Vision Boarding Virtual

    * Are you ready to become the CEO of your life? * Do you feel like life is happening to you and not for you? * Are you done with settling for less than your ultimate dreams? * Are you ready for a new level of success and abundance? Whatever the story, this workshop is a perfect tool for everyone, facilitating clarity around aspirations and how to manifest them into reality!

  • The Knee: A to Z
    Wednesday, December 6 @ 6:00 PM
    Capital Health / Community Health Education

    The Knee: A to Z Virtual

    The knee is one of the largest joints in the human body and one of the most complex. Learn more from an expert about the anatomy and physiology of the knee, common injuries, and the latest surgical techniques available.

  • Achieve More with a Healthy Pelvic Floor
    Thursday, December 7 @ 6:00 PM
    Capital Health / Community Health Education

    Achieve More with a Healthy Pelvic Floor Virtual

    Are you experiencing pain in your pelvic area during sex, personal care, or urination/bowel movements? It's time to advocate for yourself! Learn strategies for living your life without pelvic pain and the benefits of pelvic floor physical therapy. All genders are welcome!

  • 2024: Moving Forward!
    Monday, January 8 @ 7:00 PM
    Enjoying Life Fully LLC

    2024: Moving Forward! Virtual

    It's LEVEL UP time! No more settling or second guessing, it's GO time! Dispel popular opinion to experience a contrarian life! Take YOUR life to the next level. Move the big dreams and goals from desire to reality. This is an opportunity to achieve your aspirations and goals by investing in becoming better equipped with new habits, new tools, and new methodologies. Let's get the mind right so that the pursuit of passion will follow! It's time to say "bye-bye" to the old, and "HELLO" to the new!