Family Success Centers are community based, family-centered, neighborhood gathering places where any community resident can go for support, information and services. All services are free and confidential. The purpose of our Family Success Center is to enrich the lives of children and adults by making families and neighborhoods stronger. We welcome grandparents raising grandchildren as well as caregivers. The center offers 10 core services: access to health, advocacy, development of family success plans, parent education, parent-child activities, housing services, life skills, economic self-sufficiency/job readiness, home visiting and information, and referrals. We follow the principles of family support and the five protective factors. Services are offered in a linguistically and culturally sensitive environment. Our services are offered in English and Spanish. The goals of Family Success Centers are to:

  • Promote family well-being
  • Link families to community services
  • Empower and support families
  • Provide culturally sensitive programs
  • Help families identify and build on their own strengths

*Interactive video of the Family Success Center Functions and more!

Anchor Family Success Center – Ocean County works in special collaboration with Strengthening Families partners in Ocean County. Members are trained in the 9 Principals of Family Support. Our partners host Family Success Center programs and activities at their child care sites to provide increased access to our services for families throughout the county. Our partners and other community organizations are encouraged to co-locate their services at the Family Success Center site to increase access for families in need of support.

We believe that the community and its families share responsibility for designing, operating and overseeing the center through the Advisory Group. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to join the Parent Advisory Board to offer guidance and leadership. We welcome referrals from: Word of Mouth (Friends/Family/Coworkers), Prenatal Clinics and Hospitals, Community Providers, Clergy, Local County and State Government, Schools and Child Care Centers and from Self-referrals/Walk-ins.

Check out our Calendar of Events below




Group/Individual Services

  • Linking families to resources in the community
  • Parent-child activities
  • Parenting workshops
  • Family health services
  • Housing related services
  • Goal setting
  • Budgeting
  • Life Skills
  • Job search/resume building/interview tips


Affordable Housing Alliance
1769 Hooper Ave.
Toms River, NJ 08753
Utility assistance

New Jersey SHARES

Church of Grace and Peace
1563 Old Freehold Rd.
Toms River, NJ 08755
732-349-1550 Ext: 214
Food Pantry

Calvary Lighthouse Church
1133 E County Line Rd Building A
Lakewood, NJ 08701
Food, Clothing

Catholic Charities, Ocean Community Services
200 Monmouth Avenue
Lakewood, NJ 08701
Food, Clothing, Home goods, Mental health

Family Promise of Southern Ocean County
338 S. Main St.
Barnegat, NJ 08005
Housing, Food, Case management

Dottie’s House
Housing, Job training, Mental health, Case management

Ocean County Board of Social Services
1027 Hooper Ave. PO Box 547
Toms River, NJ 08754
Housing, Food, Health services, Job training

Salvation Army – Ocean County
1738 Rte. 37 E.
Toms River, NJ 08753
Housing, Food

Ocean’s Harbor House Youth Shelter
2445 Windsor Ave.
Toms River, NJ 08754
Housing, Food, Clothing, Health services, Job training, Counseling


Number: 848-241-9346
101 Prosper Way
Unit 10
Brick NJ 08724