Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson Visits Millhill Child & Family Development Abbott Preschool and Counseling Center

Photo caption: (l to r) Monica Carmichael, Director of Early Childhood, Trenton Public School District, Joe LaRosa, Millhill Corporate Board Chair, Cynthia Oberkofler, Executive Director, Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson, Abbott Teachers Susan Cannon and Yelenni Castillo with children

Photo caption: (l to r) Monica Carmichael, Director of Early Childhood, Trenton Public School District, Joe LaRosa, Millhill Corporate Board Chair, Cynthia Oberkofler, Executive Director, Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson, Abbott Teachers Susan Cannon and Yelenni Castillo with children

TRENTON, NJ (October 14, 2015) – Trenton City Mayor Eric Jackson visited Millhill Child & Family Development recently to read to the Abbott preschoolers. Millhill preschoolers, teachers and staff were honored to host the Mayor for his first visit to Millhill.

“I was pleased to spend some time and read to Millhill preschoolers. Giving children a safe place to go with a solid educational foundation benefits both our youth and the City,” explains Mayor Jackson. The Mayor read the book Fall is for Friends, a book about the changing of the seasons, to an enthusiastic crowd of youngsters and sang happy birthday. The children were thrilled with the special visit and presented the Mayor with a handmade token of appreciation.

Millhill’s early education provides a safe, caring and nurturing environment for positive development and is one of the first child development centers in Trenton to earn accreditation by the National Association for the Young Children (NAEYC). Children who attend Millhill’s Preschool program perform better on standardized testing through the fourth grade.

After visiting with the children, the Mayor had the opportunity to tour Millhill’s new counseling center a block away at 802 Prospect Street. The new facility opened in August and will double the capacity of behavioral health services. “Millhill’s counseling service expansion is an important addition in helping to meet the health needs of the community,” Mayor Jackson continued.

Millhill has helped some of Trenton’s most disadvantaged children and families improve their quality of life for over 40 years. Early education, family support and behavioral health services provide children and families with the needed resources to empower lives and build a stronger community.

The counseling center provides individual, family and group counseling and psychiatric treatments including psychiatric evaluations and medication monitoring. In the last calendar year, Millhill’s Behavioral Health Department completed over 9,000 sessions and the need continues to grow.

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. Founded in 1971, Millhill currently serves over 3,500 families in the community with the help of dedicated staff, volunteers and financial contributors. Millhill is located at 101 Oakland Street in Trenton, NJ. For more information about programs and services, please visit www.millhillcenter.org or call (609) 989-7333.