With community needs rising as a result of the pandemic, Inspira IMPACT’s Family Success Centers are a valuable community resource providing support for families in need. They offer an array of free services ranging from legal and housing assistance to parenting and financial courses to obtaining household items and food. We talked to Brenda Smaniotto, Administrative Director of Inspira’s IMPACT Program, to learn more about the Family Success Centers and how they have been able to service the community during the pandemic.
The School Based Youth Services Program (SBYSP) is grant funded by New Jersey Department of Children and Families initiative. It is collaboration between the N.J. Department of Children and Families, Vineland Board of Education. SBYSP is a comprehensive student-centered health and wellness program that provides direct services to all students on-site. The goal of the SBYSP is to help young people navigate their adolescent years, finish their education, obtain skills leading to employment or continuing education, and graduate healthy and drug free. All services are provided free of charge and require a signed parental consent form signed by his/her parent/legal guardian.