2021 CEO Update


One year ago, we were excited to announce that our doors were open at the Morristown Neighborhood House with many safety protocols and restrictions in place. Like you, we had hoped that by now everything would have returned to “normal”. Although the world has not returned to “normal” and we continue to have challenges, we had a successful and safe year. All of our programs have returned to in-person operations, and we could not have accomplished this without your support!
Our highly-regarded preschool and school-age programs, including summer camp, operated without interruption and allowed our families to return to work. We supported the educational success of our kids but also made sure they were well-nourished and safe.
Our Dover school-age program reopened in-person in September much to the relief of our families and the delight of the children.
Our teen programs are uplifting and growing, providing much-needed financial and social-emotional support for our teens and young adults.
Our Adult Day Center had a heart-warming in-person opening in July with joyful families, participants, and staff.
We recognized that everyone is struggling during these uncertain times thus, we added mindfulness, resiliency, and wellness programming for all our students, families, and staff. We are one of fifty sites across the state chosen to have staff and teens trained in Mental Health First Aid for teens – a critical need in every community. From the youngest to the oldest, teachers to parents to administrative staff, everyone is benefitting.
We also continue to help our community outside our official programs as we have done throughout our 200-year history. With other community partners, we provide food to our families through free-lunch Fridays. We partner to provide health and wellness programs including pediatric vaccinations, COVID vaccinations, and other wellness initiatives.
We are so grateful for the faith you have had in us. Because of you, we were able to provide life-changing programs to our community; but more importantly, we provided hope to so many.
Warmest Regards,
Patrice Picard


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Cornerstone Family Programs, 80 Washington Street, Morristown, NJ 07960