Family Success Centers

Family Success Centers are “one-stop” shops that provide wrap-around resources and supports for families before they find themselves in crisis. Family Success Centers offer primary child abuse prevention services to families and bring together concerned community residents, leaders, and community agencies to address the problems that threaten the safety and stability of families and the community. There is no cost to access services provided by Family Success Centers (FSCs).

Program Goals

Family Success Centers seek to provide a warm and welcoming home-like environment that provides family friendly activities and resources within communities to strengthen families.

Population Focus

Family Success Centers offers services to any children, youth, families, individuals, and communities.

Program Services

Core services include:
  • Access to information on child, maternal and family health services, economic self-sufficiency and job readiness
  • Information and referral services (connection to off-site public and private resources)
  • Life skills training
  • Housing services
  • Parent education
  • Parent-child activities
  • Advocacy

Café Con Leche

New Destiny’s “Café Con Leche” was born out of a need expressed by our parents to fellowship and share insights and resources while receiving support from others with similar experiences. Topics range from raising a child with special needs to advocating for their children in the school system to managing resources within a tight budget, domestic violence, recognizing signs of emotional stress, coping strategies in times of transition just to name a few. Meeting topics are chosen by parents based on needs surfaced through various discussions. The group meets once monthly, and the date and time are published in New Destiny’s calendar.

Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors

Every Thursday from 11am to 1 pm. Registration Required. (TBA)
Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors is the evidence-based comprehensive training program developed by and for Latino parents with children ages 0-5. Parent input informs the Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors curriculum, which uses the “popular education” approach to engage parents in lessons that reflect the culture of the target audience.

Survival English (ESL)

New Destiny FSC hosts Basic and Intermediate classes. It runs every Monday and Wednesday from 11 am to 1 pm. Basic ESL ended May 13th. Evening Intermediate classes will start the third week of June. Registration Required. Week days might change. For intermediate semesters an assessment must be completed.
In this dynamic and interactive program students will learn conversational English that they can use in their everyday lives. Through conversations, grammar review and vocabulary building exercises this class will help you learn to speak English in everyday situations. This class is for students who have taken beginner ESL classes or have the basic knowledge of English.

24/7 Dads

24/7 Dad® is an evidence-based fatherhood program used by thousands of organizations across the nation to improve the knowledge, behavior, and skills of dads of all races, religions, and demographics. The program is built on the basis that fathers can be nurturers, and for men, nurturing is a learned skill. Throughout the program, men examine their own fatherhood history, learn the 5 characteristics of a 24/7 Dad®, and other important behaviors such as working with mom and proper child discipline to help them be the best dads they can be.

Mira Quién Cocina / Look Who’s Cooking

Mira Quién Cocina / Look Who’s Cooking is a food education program and curriculum is designed for the most basic learning environment, to acquaint children with the empowering skill of cooking and to teach families that mealtime can be fun if they collaborate on them more often — together. Through the preparation of simple and delicious recipe concepts from around the globe, children develop:
  • basic cooking skills;
  • nutrition fundamentals that are fun and easy to understand;
  • an adventurous nature about trying new foods;
  • interest in enjoying meals shared at the table with family and friends;
  • cultural awareness and tolerance;
  • an awareness of how and where food is produced to make smarter food choices

Community Advisory Board

New Destiny’s Community Advisory Board (CAB)serves as the bridge to identify, invite, engage, and connect families from all ethnic and socio-economic groups to be part of NDFSC. Every first Wednesday of each month, CAB members meet to discuss how the center can positively impact the city of Paterson.Meetings will be held on Zoom temporarily.