Harvest Family Success Center
Our mission is to provide a welcoming environment to strengthen and empower individuals and families through family-centered activities, educational workshops, and access to resources needed to maintain healthy relationships. We are determined to be there for each family in our county.
A Family Partner is on staff to work with families to create a plan of life that addresses goals and dreams holistically and realistically. We are great hunter/gatherers, and will find you the resources you need to achieve those dreams. Whether you’re trying to stay afloat during a difficult time in your life, or you’re at a point where you want to give back or further yourself and your family, a family partner will assist you in setting goals, concentrating on what is positive in the family unit. A Spanish/English bilingual partner is also on staff.
Please visit our Events page for our full calendar of programs. Programs scheduled typically include:
- Unifying Families
- Strengthening Families
- Positive Parenting
- Financial Literacy
- Stress & Anxiety Management
- Women’s and Men’s Support Groups
- Recovery Center
- Weight Management
- Health Education including Breast Cancer and Diabetes Education
- Suicide Prevention
- Employment Rates
- Special Needs Programming
- Homework Help & Mentoring
All programs are presented to the public free of charge and can be provided in Spanish. Babysitting is available upon request.
Meet Harvest's Team
Harvest Opens its doors for the first time at its “Roselawn” location, the old white Victorian at 3 East Main St., Flemington. Back then, we went by the name Hunterdon County Family Success Center
2012 – 2015:
Harvest offers parenting programs for the first time, including Strengthening Families and Unifying Families several times per year. Donations start rolling in, as well as volunteers!
WOWSA women’s support group begins to gather every Thursday night and the same group of women are still going strong today, supporting each other through thick and thin!
HIOC begins providing utility assistance through our FSC!
Harvest runs out of space! We find a new home at 87 Park Avenue and begin renovations. The new space sports professional lighting through a Shell grant and the beautiful kitchen was donated and installed by the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick.
The location opened January 2016.
We grow our programming to include homework help; sup-port groups; holiday parties with food and entertainment; wholistic parent and child clas-ses; we become a supervised court visitation site; and offer pro-bono attorney counseling.
More and more new programs begin to emerge for children and parents, including our ever-popular ESL classes, provided by RVCC.
We become affiliated with The Salvation Army which has become integral to our families’ wellbeing. They provide space for our Mamas Sin Miedos program. Meanwhile, the club itself is sponsored by Central Jersey Health Consortium, another partnership that began that year. We become Harvest Family Success Center, representing all the bounty and beauty of Hunterdon, and the potential of all our families to become empowered and yield fruit.
Independence Manor begins preparing and providing meals for families once per week. This is an amazing affiliation which has held strong ever since.
The Flemington Food Pantry continues to provide food for our families, and we add a few other regular food providers this year, including but not limited to Panera Bread and Wawa.
Harvest begins its Lego Robotics program thanks to a grant from Penn East. The iPads purchased with this grant are essential to our center! It is thanks to funders that we are able to provide amazing programs for less-fortunate kids, absolutely free of charge!
Our relationship with St. Magdalen’s in Flemington strengthens as we take on the responsibility of registering families for their food pantry.
—We added programs at Frenchtown Presbyterian Church for seniors and parents.
Veggiepalooza, which started in 2015, gained even more momentum this year as we had not just one, not two, but three farms providing produce and veggies! We distribute and provide nutritional advice every Wednesday without fail during harvest.
Harvest continues to grow, so much so that we are setting our sights on a new, bigger location. We have also established a relationship with St. Ann’s in Hampton and have begun satellite office hours and programs there as well, to meet the needs of those in every corner of the county.
Our registration becomes electronic which means we can better understand the demographics we serve.