127 Route 206,Suite 10 New Jersey, Hamilton 08610
he mission of Parents Anonymous of New Jersey, Inc. is to protect children by strengthening families through mutual support, parent leadership, and advocacy. Parents Anonymous® Program is an evidence-based family strengthening program utilizing mutual support (the giving and getting of help), parent leadership (seeking solutions and becoming empowered), and shared leadership® (working together) to achieve personal growth, improve family functioning and achieve parental resilience. The Parents Anonymous® Program consists of a weekly support group for Parents and Caregivers and a separate group for their Children and Youth (0-18). Parents Anonymous® is both an intervention and prevention program where parents and their children are empowered to create positive and long term change for their families. There is a Trained Facilitator and Parent Group Leader in every Parents Anonymous® Group fostering emotional support amongst all participants to improve protective factors, reduce risk, and ensure family stability. Parent leadership opportunities are fostered outside of the Parents Anonymous® Group to ensure meaningful shared leadership® in policy development, program design and achieving positive outcomes for families. Parents and caregivers of all backgrounds are welcome including mothers, fathers, grandparents, step parents, parents of special needs children, teen parents and foster parents. Parents are encouraged to address any family concern in a safe and caring environment. Trained Children and Youth Program Workers foster a supportive environment for children and youth ages 0-18 to build self-esteem, foster positive peer relationships and enhance personal development and family relationships. Children and Youth learn and practice positive ways of interacting, problem-solving and supporting one another, and learn better coping strategies. Parents call the National Parent Helpline® 1-855-4AParent (1-855-427-2736) to receive emotional support and referrals in between weekly Parents Anonymous® Groups.