Millhill Child & Family Development Receives Grant from Janssen Pharmaceuticals
TRENTON, NJ (December 12, 2016) – Millhill Child & Family Development recently received a grant from Janssen Pharmaceuticals to support the Trenton PEERS and Trenton Area Stakeholders programs. Janssen is a longtime supporter of Millhill and provides monetary contributions as well as employee investments of time, energy and creativity in Millhill’s Day of Caring volunteer program.
“Janssen Pharmaceuticals is an invaluable community partner who enables Millhill to provide high quality programs to our increasing number of underserved families,” explains Cynthia Oberkofler, executive director.
The Trenton PEERS, Performing, Educating, and Engaging about Responsible Strategies, is a year-round peer education, mentoring and support group made up of two mixed gender teams of young adults, ages 13 – 18. The goal of the program is to empower the Trenton PEERS to realize their potential through an intensive year round leadership, education and supportive group. The PEERS serve as positive role model in their community and provide potentially life-saving presentations to nearly 3,000 adolescent peers in Trenton.
The Trenton Area Stakeholders (TAS) are an extended support network of community stakeholders who work together to initiate, inform and sustain community efforts that have a strong positive impact on the youth and families of the Greater Trenton Area. TAS meet five times a year and provides an ongoing forum to foster necessary dialogue and collaboration to strengthen Greater Trenton.
Janssen is committed to supporting programs that help reduce disparities and barriers for low-income individuals, including education, mental health and education.
Millhill Child & Family Development Corporation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping families in Greater Trenton through educational, counseling and family support services spanning from an early age to adult. Founded in 1971, Millhill serves over 5,000 families in the community with the help of dedicated staff, volunteers and financial contributors. Millhill empowers lives with an approach that is both individualized and collaborative taking into account the dynamics of the whole family. Millhill offers services at 101 Oakland Street and 802 Prospect Street in Trenton, NJ. For more information about programs and services, please visit www.millhillcenter.org or call (609) 989-7333.