The Bayshore Family Success Center emerged in the wake of Superstorm Sandy to become a place where Bayshore families could find much-needed relief and support services to rebuild their lives. Ten years later, the center in Leonardo continues to be a source of strength and hope for families in need across the Bayshore community.
On April 20, the community came together to celebrate the center’s 10th anniversary at the Henry Hudson Trail Activity Center in Leonardo.
Operated by the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County’s Counseling and Social Services unit with funding from the New Jersey Department of Children and Families, the center has provided support services to more than 20,000 Bayshore residents during the past decade.
“We’re here to prevent families from crises,” said Laurie Goganzer, president and chief executive officer of the Y.
Darcy Hazard, director of the Bayshore Family Success Center, said the community-based center welcomes Bayshore residents for family support, information and services.
The center works closely with Bayshore mayors, local school districts, the faith-based community, Monmouth County government officials and other nonprofits to provide wrap-around care services to protect and strengthen families.
Families in need can contact the center at 732-497-3811.