Family Success Center

Group of Children

Mission Statement

The mission of the Plainfield Family Success Center (PFSC), is to provide a holistic support system for individuals and families through facilitating access to needed or desired support services. Our aim is to foster an environment that strengthens communities by empowering families.


Family Success Center Flyer
Informacion General
January 2016 Calendar of Events
Join the PFSC Advisory Board
We are Looking for Volunteers

Child SmilingEvents

Computers 101
Parent Empowerment Program
Clases Básicas de Computación
Advisory Board Meeting
Family Fun Night
Clases de Conversación en Inglés!
Arts & Crafts
Parenting Skills Class

Plainfield Family Success Center Staff
209 Berkman Street
Plainfield, New Jersey 07060
(908) 731-4272
(908) 731-4362 (fax)

FSC Family Support Workers
Sequoia Young Ex. 5221
Dashe’ Counts-Ex. 5239
Victorina Guzman-Ex.-5237
Shaniqua Gayle-Volunteer Coodinator-Ex.5236
Secretary Pat Belin-ex 5246

What is a Family Success Center
Family Success Centers are community-based, family centered neighborhood gathering places where any community resident can go for family support, information and services. The purpose of Family Success Centers is to enrich the lives of children and adults by making families and neighborhoods stronger.

Plainfield’s Parent Information& Resource Center provides comprehensive educational and support services that help to increase parent involvement, school readiness and academic success of children.

Services and Programs
The Plainfield Family Success Center provides educational & support services to families and children residing in the City of Plainfield.

Home based support services
Case management
Educational workshops
Support Groups
Parent-Child Interaction Activities.
Leadership Training and Advocacy
Life Skills
Parent Education Technical Assistance

Nutritional Workshops
Health Screenings and Workshops
Self -sufficiency workshops
NJ Shares / NJ Family Care
Finance and Credit Repair
Housing Workshops
Tutoring for Kids
Grandparent’s Support Group
Individual and Family Counseling

Community Involvement: Staff from the PFSC attend various local and statewide meetings; serve on many taskforces and subcommittees; as well as providing technical assistance and support for two local consortiums: Plainfield Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies, HM/HB) Plainfield Initiative for Early Childhood Educational Services, (PIECES).

Community Partnership:
The Family Success Center collaborates with various community organizations to provide quality services to the families and children of Plainfield. Our community partnerships include (partial list)

United Way of Greater Union County
Plainfield Board of Education’s Office of Early Childhood
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County
City of Plainfield
Law Of fice of Garces and Grabler
Prevention Links
Resolve Community Counseling Center
Plainfield Health Services
Plainfield Planned Parenthood
Plainfield Neighborhood Health Center
NJ Shares
NJ Family Care

Parent Anonymous of NJ
Union County College
The Puerto Rican Association for Human
Development, Inc
Central New Jersey Maternal and Child Health Consortium
Prevent Child Abuse of New Jersey
Parent Information & Resource Center of New Jersey
Community Coordinated Child Care of
Union County (4C’s)
Local Community Business/ Religious

Sponsored by:
New Jersey Department of Children& Family Service, Department of Human Services/Division of Family Development; the Plainfield Board of Education.