By: Follow South Jersey Staff
SEWELL, N.J. – Community Resource Funds up to nearly $69,000 are being made available for the 2023 fiscal year, the New Jersey Department of Children and Families (NJDCF), Children’s System of Care (CSOC), and CGS Family Partnership, Inc. (CGS) have announced.
The available CRD funds of $68,678.46, although less may be applied for, is contingent on the sufficiency and availability of CSOC funding.
CGS Family Partnership, Inc. is the Care Management Organization for Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties that serves youth from age 5 up to their 21st birthday, according to their website. A Care Management Organization coordinates services and creates “plans tailored to every child’s individual needs and based on strengths of all team members involved, to positively impact the youth’s wellbeing,” the CMO for CGS website states.
“At CGS our mission is to maintain the children and youth we serve safely in their home, in their schools, and in their communities by providing support, education, and advocacy, and connecting them to appropriate services and resources,” the CGS website says. “We do this by building teams comprised of family, friends and community partners all working towards the same goal.”
“While Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem are different geographic localities, they have in common the lack of affordable housing, minimal awareness of existing services, long wait lists for services, transportation challenges, and stigma attached to seeking mental/behavioral health services,” CGS Family Partnership, Inc. Director of Community Resources James Sampson said in a press release from the organization. “The ongoing COID pandemic continues to impede our youth and families’ ability to make meaningful contact with available services. The pandemic also highlighted weakened areas in service provision and service awareness.”
Final decisions regarding grant awards will be at the discretion of CSOC. CRD funds cannot be used to acquire or maintain fixed assets, such as land, buildings, vehicles, and equipment.
You may also contact Community Resource Manager Ronald Hudak by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 856-341-6439.
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