Focusing on “Healthy Families, Healthy Communities” in 2015! YES Program- New Brunswick

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Catholic Charities YES Program- New Brunswick

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Metuchen, incorporated in 1982, is a non-profit Agency dedicated to service, quality and outreach for members of the community, especially those who are poor, devalued and in need of help. The agency supports Warren, Hunterdon, Somerset, and Middlesex counties with additional services throughout the State of New Jersey. Services provided by Catholic Charities include: Child Care Services, Behavioral Health & Youth Services, Out of Home Placement, Housing & Homeless Prevention, and Social Justice.

The Youth Enrichment Services (YES) Program of Catholic Charities provides high quality preschool to 165 children ages 3-5 as well as an afterschool program for 65 school age students. The program has been in operation for approximately 18 years and has centered its focus on providing quality services to the families in the New Brunswick community. The programs have celebrated much success over the years with their participation in Taking Steps to Healthy Success, Let’s Move Child Care involvement, participation in the USDA CACFP program, At Risk meals program, building a center garden, and national accreditation through the National Afterschool Association to name a few.

The Catholic Charities YES Program is excited to be a recipient of a $10,000 Shaping NJ grant to provide health and fitness workshops to both families and children throughout the grant cycle as well as a Community Health Fair in April celebrating the Week of the Young Child. Focusing around the theme “Healthy Families, Healthy Communities”, the YES Program will partner with local community organizations on educating our families and the community around health, nutrition, and obesity prevention. Our main event will be held on April 11th from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm and will incorporate a variety of vendors and activities centered around health, nutrition, and obesity prevention. This will be a culminating event that will help promote the good work that Catholic Charities does while supporting the New Brunswick community.

We look forward to celebrating a healthier New Brunswick and we hope that you will join us!

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