This agency is on the money.
Just like the other people said. This agency is on the money. First of all. I am receiving government help. But I truely want to get off government assistment. So, a good friend of mines told me about this agency. So I called thinking they sound so small and I never heard about them, being a citizen of East Orange, I thought I knew of all of the agencies. They gave me an appointment on a Monday, and as soon as I entered I just knew this is the agency after all these years of other agencies help, this is going to be the one. I was right. I was there for two hours. It was worth it. They do ask a lot of questions and told me everything was confidential. I was assigned a case manager who will be working with me for a year. I then had to attend budget counseling, housing care, employment workshop and parenting workshop. By friday, my case manager called and ask for me to come back into the office. She had three job interviews set-up for me, and a low-income housing application. To make a long story short. I have been on my new job for 3 weeks now, and I'm moving into a two bedroom low-income complex on March 1, 2011. My case manager told me that she will still be working with me for a whole year. She calls me once a week, and I am to report to the agency atleast once a month. Thank you, thank you, thank you Essex County Children Advocate Services. I will NVER FORGET YOU. I am willing to voluteer on saturdays for Essex County Children Advocate Services. I just feel like I deserve to give back for all of what they done for me and my three year old son. I am telling everyone about this agency. Just tell them the truth and have patient and they will help you through. They really will. I LOVE YOU ESSEX COUNTY CHILDREN ADVOCATE SERVICES. GOD BLESS THIS AGENCY AND KEEP THEM IN BUSINESS FOR MANY YEARS. FROM Lori of Park Ave East Orange, NJ.