News & Events

What's New at NORWESCAP

On-Going Monthly Activities
Date: 2017-12-30

Every Monday & Wednesday - Walk n' Talk Group

Every Friday - Wardrobe of Hope (Career Closet) is open from 10am to 2pm

Every First Wednesday of the month - Women's Group

Every First Thursday of the month - Resume Review Day

Every Second Wednesday of the month - Housing Help Hours

Every Second Wednesday of the month - Autism Support Group

Every Second and Fourth Wednesday of the month - Hope For Mothers / Esperanza Para Madres

Every Second Friday of the month - Hackettstown Office Day

For further information please contact The NORWESCAP Family Success Center at 908-454-3400 ext 3083

Cops n Kids Reading Room
Date: 2017-12-29


 Anderson & Heckman Streets

The Reading Room is stocked with books for all ages!

Join us any Saturday; we’re open from 9am to 3pm at Anderson & Heckman Streets

Come and listen to a book or take a book!

Hope to see your there!!!

Save-The-Date; Grand Harvest Wine & Music Festival
Date: 2017-09-24



Grand Harvest Wine & Music Festival

Date:  September 24, 2017

Time:  12- 5 PM

Location:  Rutherfurd Hall / Allamuchy, NJ


FREE Job and College Fair
Date: 2017-05-11

Date:  May 11, 2017

Time:  10 am to 2 pm

Where:  108 Anderson Street / Phillipsburg (Joseph Firth Youth Center)

Meet Employers with current job openings

Lean about training and educational opportunities

Bring 10 Resumes (Optional)

Information on the event can be found at:

Please check frequently for update on companies and colleges that will be in attendance.

There is NO CHARGE for this event


Date: 2017-04-30

NORWESCAP is concerned about our neighbors not applying for a program to help pay winter heating bills.  The program, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is designed to help low-income families, seniors and individuals meet home heating and medically necessary cooling costs. This year, the application period is October 1, 2016 to April 30, 2017. Applications may be received and returned by mail.

To be eligible for LIHEAP benefits, the household must be responsible for home heating or cooling costs and be under the 200% federal poverty level. You can apply for two programs, Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) Program, and Universal Service Fund (USF) with one application.  To learn more contact NORWESCAP at (908) 454-4778 or email @

Creating an I.S.E. (Improving Self-Esteem) Action Plan
Date: 2017-04-11

Creating an I.S.E. (Improving Self-Esteem) Action Plan

Don’t let low self-esteem block you from your goals and ambitions – During this workshop you will create a personalized action plan for improving self-esteem through group interaction, self-reflective exercises, assessments and lots of support!!

Warren County

Date:  Tuesday, April 11th

Time:  10:00am to 12:00pm

Location:  350 Marshall St., Phillipsburg

Registration Required:  Call Carol Conley at 908-835-2624 or email

Hunterdon County

Date:  Wednesday, May 17th

Time:  10:00am to 12:00pm

Location:  84 Park Ave., Flemington

Registration Required:  Call Terry Sickinger at 908-788-1453 or email


Free Sleep-Away Camp! July 13th to 18th 2016
Date: 2017-04-04


Your children will enjoy swimming, boating, hiking, fishing, crafts, music, theater, archery, petting zoo.  Much more fun and new friends!

Please contact Colleen at 908-454-3400 ext 3088 or by emailing at

Register your child for camp on:

Date:                    Tuesday, April 4th 

Time:                    4:00pm to 6:30pm

Location:             Early Childhood Learning Center / 459 Center Street, Phillipsburg

Free Sleep-Away Camp Session for July 19-24, 2017 

For children ages 7-12 

Teen Camp Session June 24 - 28, 2017

Ages: 13-16

Please bring your child’s birth certificate and current immunization record.  Your child will need Camp Tecumseh’s physical form signed and stamped by their doctor.  We will give you the form at the registration event. 

Accepting Applications for Washington Head Start & Early Head Start
Date: 2017-04-03

Now Taking Applications for Washington Head Start & Early Head Start

Date:  April 3rd & 24th

Location:  Trinity United Methodist Church (Rotunda Room) / 213 Main Street, Hackettstown

Time:  9:00am to 2:00pm

Should you have any questions please contact Starlette Medina, Family Worker at 908-689-4668

Ahora estamos tomando applicaciones para el Head Start y Early Head Start de Washington

Fecha:  3 y 24 de Abril

Ubicacion:  Trinity United Methodist Church (en la sala Rotunda) / 213 Main Street, Hackettstown

A las  9:00am - 2:00pm

Si usted tiene alguna pregunta contacte Starlette Medina, Trabajadora Familiar

Protecting Your Identity
Date: 2017-03-28

This workshop explains:

What is ID Theft and how to protect yourself

Avoiding Id Theft when using a computer or mobile device

What to do if you become a victim of Identify Theft

Date:  Tuesday March 28, 2017

Time:  6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Location:  Dove Housing Authority / 215 E. Blackwell Street / Dover, NJ

Register:  Call Lisa at 973-784-4900 x 206 or email


March Movie Night
Date: 2017-03-24

The Phillipsburg Housing Authority and NORWESCAP are PROUD to partner and bring Friday Night Movies together with the Phillipsburg Police Department.

Movie:  Finding Dory

Date:  Friday,  March 24th

Time:  6pm to 8pm

Location:  Reading Room


Secrets of Financially Independent Women
Date: 2017-03-23


Free Workshop!

Do you wonder where all your money is going?

Why Do I Need a Will?

Strategies to Save More of Your Money

Landlord/Tenants Right & Housing Programs

Topics Include: Financial Myths / How to Utilize Bank Services / Finances 101 & 102 / Understand Your Credit Score / Goal Setting 101 & 102 / Bankruptcy / Credit Repair / Social Security Investing

Date:  Thursday, March 23rd  

Time:  9:15am to 4:00pm

Location:  CLTC at 84 Park Ave., Flemington

Call to Register:  908-788-1453


Date:  Wednesday, March 29th

Time:  9:15am to 4:00pm

Location:  WCCC at 475 Route 57, Washington

Call to Register:  908-853-2624


Teen Fun Night
Date: 2017-03-18



Join us for a FREE night of food, fun, and LOTS of Dancing!

When:  March 18, 2017

Time:  6:00pm to 9:00pm

Where:  Firth Youth Center / 108 Anderson Street / Phillipsburg

This event is for Grades 6, 7, & 8th

Sponsored by:  NORWESCAP & The Phillipsburg Police Partnership

Contact Phone:  908-454-7000 ext 110


Bilingual Story Hour / Hora De Cuentos Bilingue
Date: 2017-03-15

Where/Donde:  Phillipsburg FREE Public Library

When/Cuando:  3/15/2017

Time/Hora:  5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Featuring / Presentando: 

Interactive Fun / Diversion Interactiva

Story in both English & Spanish / Lectura en ingles 7 espanol

Crafts / Artesania

Registrations / Registracion:  Marigny Pellot at 908-454-3400 ext 3083 or


The Fresh Start Series
Date: 2017-03-08

“Every moment is a fresh beginning” – T.S. Elliot

Join us for the 5 Workshop Series

March 8th New Year New Me Party!  Vision Board, Health d’oeuvres, Sparking Juice Toast w/ Diane Hogan of Intuitive Cents, LLC

March 15th – The Mindful Lifestyle, Balancing Work, Home & Play w/ Diane Hogan

March 22nd – Seated Tai Chi Balance work & Meditation w/ Stan Cohen of Chi For Living

March 29th – Eating For Our Best Self w/ Carly Sopko, RD of Shop-Rite

April 5th – The Stress Connect, Making Stress Work to Your Relaxing Advantage

Location:  The Parlor / 40 E. Church Street / Washington

Time:  11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Call to Register 908-835-2624


"Scrapbooking Together"
Date: 2017-03-04

Crop, Shop & Relax

Date:       Saturday, March 4, 2017

Time:        8:00am to 8:00pm

Location:  Franklin Elementary School / 52 Asbury Broadway Road / Washington  

     Fee: $50 includes:  Large cropping tables / FREE die & cut tool areas / Make N’ Take Activities / Beginner’s Workshops / Vendors On-Site / Raffles / Silent Auction / Gathering with friends / Continental breakfast / Soup Cook-Off / Scrumptious Buffet / FREE Cookbook

     Purchase tickets at:


FREE Adult Yoga Classes
Date: 2017-03-01

Join us for a series of 5 yoga classes to learn breath control, simple meditation, and the implementation of specific bodily postures to assist with health and relaxation.  Classes will be provided by Cheyenne Bartholomew, certified yoga instructor.   Bring a yoga mat if you have one!

Dates:  March 1st, March 8th, March 15th, March 22nd, and March 29th 

Location:  Early Childhood Learning Center, Cafetorium / 459 Center Street, Phillipsburg

Time:  3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

For more information or to register please call:  908-454-3400 ext. 3086

"Managing Your Money"
Date: 2017-02-27

Winter Financial Literacy Series

Date:       Monday, February 27, 2017

Time:        6:30pm

Location:  350 Marshall Street

     The following information will be covered: 

     Where does your money go?

     How to develop a spending and savings plan and more Credit Scores

     Registration is required no later than February 24th; call 908-454-700 ext. 116 and speak to Carolyn Thoens or email at

 Sponsored by TD Bank

Job Club
Date: 2017-02-23

Come join us for a four-week series!

This focuses on Branding Yourself in the Job Market.  This is a great opportunity to brand your resume, email address and create a networking calling card.  We will discuss how to use these tools to get your name known by potential employers.

Location:  84 Park Avenue; Suite E103 / Flemington

Time:  10am – 12noon

Week 1

February 23rd Creating Your Resumes / Look at Chronological vs. Functional, Strong Word Choices

Week 2

March 2nd Creating & Managing Your Professional email Address / Importance of Professional email Address, How to Manage email

Week 3

March 9th Creating Your Calling Cards / Why Have a Calling Card?  Creating More than one card

Week 4

March 16th Creating Your Elevator Pitch / How to Express the Job You Want

Please bring your resume on a flash drive

Please email with any questions and RSVP to Terry at 908-788-1453


Computer Training Course
Date: 2017-02-21

The Microsoft Office 2010 Computer Training Course 

At the Career & Life Transitions Center for Women (CLTC) in Washington, NJ

Scheduled to begin on Tuesday, February 21st to March 24, 2017

The classes and will run on Tuesdays and Fridays, at the Washington Office

Time:  9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

To register please call CAROL at 908-835-2624 on or before Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 

February Movie Night
Date: 2017-02-17

The Phillipsburg Housing Authority and NORWESCAP are PROUD to partner and bring Friday Night Movies together with the Phillipsburg Police Department.

Movie:  Finding Nemo

Date:  Friday, February 17th

Time:  6pm to 8pm

Location:  Reading Room

Let’s talk money!
Date: 2017-02-16

What would happen if you had to replace all of the tires on your car?  Special occasion coming up?  Need a new car?  How can we save towards the Rainy Day? 

All classes will be held at the Community Room on Fisher Ave. (Head Start Building) at 10:30 am

Participants who attend all 6 classes will be eligible for a Gift Card to be raffled off. 

Contact ROSS Coordinator Denise Cook at 908-859-0122 x 107 to reserve your spot. 

February 16th – Planning for the future/Setting goals & Prioritizing

March 2nd – Creating a Budget

March 22nd – Balancing your Checkbook

April 13th – Shopping around for the best prices

May 4th Repairing your Credit

June 1st – Working with Lenders

Empowerment For New Beginings
Date: 2017-02-14

Empowerment For New Beginnings

A six-weekprogram created to energize and “jumpstart” your new beginnings.  Experience empowerment through innovative exercises and supportive group interaction designed to help you:

Gain confidence

Set & take steps towards purposeful goals

Value your internal assets

Recognize your impact & worth

Identify & reframe self-defeating thoughts

Live life by design rather than default

Increase stress management skills

Challenge perspective that lower self-esteem


Class Time:  Tuesdays, 10am to 2:30pm

February 14, 21, 28th & March 7, 14, & 21st

Please call Terry at 908-788-143 to register for this program.  All sessions take place inside the Old Egg Auction Building at 84 Park Avenue, Flemington. 


"FSC's Valentine Sweet Night "
Date: 2017-02-07

Family Success Center is once again excited to offer Valentine Sweet Night!

Participants will enjoy Crafts, Making Ice Cream Sundaes, and watching "Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown"

Date:  Tuesday, February 7th

Time:  6:00 – 7:30 pm

Location:  Early Childhood Learning Center / 459 Center Street, Phillipsburg

Seating is limited; Registration is required; call (908) 454-3400 ext. 3086 by February 3rd   


"Support Circle"
Date: 2017-02-03

Join us once a month for our informal group, “Support Circle”.  Come to listen, to share, or just to enjoy the company of others. 

Washington Office / 16 Broad Street, Suite #7 / Washington

1st Monday of Each Month / Starting February 6th 10:00 to 11:00am

Please call to register – Carol 908-835-2624

Flemington Office / 84 Park Avenue, Suite #E103 / Flemington

1st Friday of Each Month / Starting February 3rd 10:00 to 11:00am

Please call to register – Terry 908-788-1453

Swim Night at the YMCA
Date: 2017-01-27

NORWESCAP Family Success Center

Family night out!  Need help preventing the winter blues?  Come out and join FSC and Easton YMCA Staff for a swim night!  If your child needs a floatation device please be sure to bring that.  For any child who is not toilet trained please make sure they wear a swim pull up in the pool. 

Date:  Friday, January 27th

Time:  6:00-8:00pm

Location:  Easton YMCA / 1225 W. Lafayette Street, Easton, PA

Please contact Nicole Smith to sign up!  Call 908-454-3400 ext. 3086 or

“Understanding Credit”
Date: 2017-01-25

Winter Financial Literacy Series

Date:       Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Time:        6:30pm

Location:  350 Marshall Street

     The following information will be covered: 

      Credit Scores


     Disputes and how to get your credit report

     Registration is required; call 908-454-700 ext. 116 and speak to Carolyn Thoens or email at

 Sponsored by TD Bank

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