Millhill Child & Family Development Celebrates 50 Years of Service

Lesly, TCHS Senior in the Health Professions Small Learning Community

TRENTON, NJ (March 15, 2021) Millhill Child & Family Development (Millhill) is celebrating 50 years of supporting children, youth, and families throughout greater Trenton by sharing “50 Faces of Millhill.” To celebrate the positive impact Millhill has on a wide and diverse community, the 50 Faces of Millhill project, displayed on Millhill’s website, shares the experiences of its constituents and stakeholders: the children, youth and families they serve; their supporters, investors and partners; and their staff and board members.

In speaking about the project, Cynthia Oberkofler, Millhill’s Executive Director, said, “We are so proud of how much Millhill has grown since its inception in 1971, and are excited to celebrate this incredible milestone by highlighting some of the members of our community who helped us get here and who make what we do so important.”

The 50 Faces of Millhill project officially launched in March, 2021, with five initial participants featured on their website. The first five entries include Jayden Hamlet – a participant of Millhill’s PEERS program; Michelle Martino – Senior Vice President of Bank of America; Joyce Trotman-Jordan – a Millhill board member; Bernie Flynn – CEO of Mercer Street Friends; and Narcisa Delgado – a Millhill preschool educator. Throughout the remainder of 2021, Millhill will be publishing more shared experiences each month.  By the end of the year there will be 50 testimonials displayed, each representing a year of Millhill’s contributions serving the greater Trenton community.

Millhill Child and Family Development was initiated originally by the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in November, 1971. At that time, the concept of working with children as young as two months in a group setting was new. However, the need for infant care services became clear from the immediate response of parents whose economic survival depended on finding such support for their children. Since then, Millhill has been committed to developing and delivering innovative programing designed to directly address emerging community needs. Today, Millhill’s programs provide a continuum of care from an early age through adulthood to help empower positive change. All Millhill programs are grounded in evidence-based approaches that emphasize mutual respect, communication, and problem-solving skills.

Millhill invites you to check in with the 50 Faces of Millhill throughout the year at millhillcenter.org/50-faces-of-millhill/ to see more stories unveiled. You can also join the initiative to collect community testimonials and share your own story at millhillcenter.org/50-faces-of-millhill-form/.

Millhill Child & Family Development

Millhill Child & Family Development is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping children, youth, and families in greater Trenton through education, counseling, family support services, youth engagement, and community collaborations spanning from an early age to adult. Founded in 1971, Millhill serves more than 6,500 individuals in the community with the help of dedicated staff, volunteers and financial contributors. Millhill empowers lives using an approach that is both individualized and collaborative taking into account the dynamics of the whole family. Services are offered at 101 Oakland Street and 802 Prospect Street in Trenton, NJ. For more information about our programs, please visit www.www.millhillcenter.org or on Facebook at facebook.com/millhillchildandfamily.

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