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Transition Into a Brighter - Home Rowan College at Gloucester County
Transition
Into a Brighter
Future
Vol. 3, No. 2
From the Director:
Spring is the season that reminds me
of NEW LIFE and GROWTH!
The year 2015, marks the 30th year
that Center for People in Transi on
at RCGC has received funding from
NJ Division on Women, which was
under Department of Community
Affairs and now under Department
of Children and Families.
This year also marks the 27th year that
the Center has received funding from
the United Way of Gloucester County.
Since 1985, the Center has been able
to service 6,000 displaced homemakers
and 21,000 members of Gloucester
County and surrounding communi es
have a ended workshops. Due to
the support of all of our funders and
sponsors, many individuals have been
given NEW LIVES and have GROWN
in areas never believed possible.
With apprecia on,
Jeannie LaBuz
Rowan College at Gloucester County
1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080
856-468-5000 • RCGC.edu
May – August 2015
Touch-A-Truck Fun-Filled Family Event
Come out and support Heart of Gloucester County!
Date: Saturday, August 8, 2015
Location: GC 4H Fair Grounds 275 Bridgeton Pike (Route 77),
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
Time: 11 am–3 pm (Rain or Shine)
Exhibitors and Sponsors also needed!
Contact Janis Adams at 856-579-7561
or [email protected]
for exhibitor information.
For more sponsorship information,
contact Bernadette Blackstock at 856-579-7561
or [email protected]
A very special thank you to CB Kids for the filled Easter baskets!
PEOPLE IN TRANSITION WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
Workshops are open to the public, ages 18 and older. Registration is mandatory.
Travel Again? Yes You Can!
Stress Strategies for Young Adults
Grief can be an isolating experience. It’s lonely and quiet and
it’s easy to sink into. Reminding yourself that there is a whole
world out there still turning on its axis can be vital and you
can be a part of it all.
According to a recent UCLA survey, college students are feeling
more overwhelmed and stressed than fifteen years ago. Have
you ever worried about: grades, debt, finding a job, figuring
out what to do with the rest of my life, coping with new lifestyle
and choices, loss of relationships, past trauma?
Fri., May 1, 1–2:15 pm
Stacey Golding, Liberty Travel
Fri., May 8, 1–2:15 pm
Cindy Cipriani, CGRS, Founder of Clear Path Institute
Sponsored by PIT and McGuinness Funeral Home.
Sponsored by PIT and McGuinness Funeral Home
DeClutter Your Life: Time, Mind and
Emotional Management
The 5 C Solution–Moving from Confusion
to Clarity in Highly Emotional Times
In order to successfully maintain a “Clutter free” life we must
first improve time management skills, change unhelpful
thought patterns, and learn how to effectively communicate
our feelings. In this training we will examine the unhelpful
thinking patterns and mental and emotional habits that cycle
us into procrastination, ineffective use of our time, and poor
communication — all resulting in stress and anxiety.
In today’s uncertain world, life can change in an instant and
throw you into physical and emotional chaos. Have you lost
a job? A relationship? A loved one? A pet? Are you filled with
stress and anxiety as you try to figure out what to do next?
Have you ever asked, “What do I do now?” By learning and
applying “The 5 C Solution”, you will have an effective tool
to transform chaos and confusion into clarity in your personal,
financial, social and spiritual life. You will walk away with a
step-by-step formula to make clear choices now and in the
future. Must attend BOTH evenings.
Mon., May 4, 6:30–9 pm
Shannon White, MSW, LCSW
Sponsored by Heart of
Gloucester County and PIT
Mon., May 11 AND May 18, 6–8:30PM
Cindy Cipriani, CGRS, Founder of Clear Path Institute
Sponsored by Heart of
Gloucester County and PIT
What Is Your Yellow Brick Road:?
Creating Your Roadmap to Your Ideal You
When you are going through a difficult time such as a divorce,
separation or death of a loved one the road back to happiness
and wholeness has many stops along the way. Discover how
to create a roadmap as you journey through your yellow brick
road to find the ideal you!
Forgiveness — A Healing Journey
This is an EIGHT session workshop series for individuals
who have been hurt by people or events in their lives.
Individuals who have been emotionally and/or physically
hurt in the past may continue to suffer many years later as
a result of their prior experiences. Learn ways to relieve the
hurt and pain so you can move on with your life. Learning
to forgive is an important part of the healing process.
Wed., May 6, 7–9 pm
Sharon Roth-Lichtenfeld, Certified Professional Life Coach
How to Sell or Buy a House During Divorce
Learn how to avoid 9 critical mistakes!
Tues., May 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 7–8:30 pm
Jennie McQuaide, Ph.D., Licensed Professional Counselor
Thurs., May 7, 7–9 pm OR
Mon., Jun. 1, 7–9 pm OR
Coping with Loneliness
Tues., Aug. 4, 7–9 pm
Brian Ziegenfuss (Ziggy) from RE/MAX Connection
Individuals who have lost a spouse due to death or divorce
are likely to experience loneliness. Some deal with loneliness
by engaging in a frenzy of activity; some withdraw from
society; and others quickly move into a new relationship.
This workshop will feature various coping options which
may be more beneficial for you.
Wed., May 13, 7–8:30 pm
Jennie McQuaide, Ph.D., Licensed Professional Counselor
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Nutrition and Fitness
The “NEW” New Beginnings
Health means different things to different people. This
workshop will help you take charge of your health by showing
you simple ways to make healthy and nutritious meals and
how to be active even for short periods of time throughout the
day. Take time to define what health means to you and what
you are willing to do or give up doing to bring better health
into your life.
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone
can start today and make a new ending.” For those of us
who have suffered a loss through death, separation, or betrayal,
the pain is real. The pain is real if it comes from job loss,
diminished health, a changed lifestyle, eroded confidence, or
low self-esteem. Whether we are rich or broke, lonely or loved,
on track or directionless, in shape or overweight, clinging to
the past or hoping for a better future — whatever your current
reality — know that you have the power to change it. You can
choose a happier experience, not just for tomorrow, but for
every moment of your life. If you want your story to be more
inspired, think about changing your script, and join us for
EIGHT evenings designed to kick start your New Beginning.
Fri., May 15, 1–2:15 pm
Joyce Woodrow, Retired Physical Education and Health Teacher,
Woodbury School District
Sponsored by PIT and McGuinness Funeral Home.
Financial Aspects of Divorce
Thurs., May 28, Jun.4, 11; Mon., Jun.15; Thurs., Jun. 18; Mon.,
Jun. 22; Thurs., Jun.25 AND Mon. Jun. 29, 7–9:30 pm
Deborah Makos-Trionfo
This one-night class is designed to help you navigate the
complicated process and stressful ordeal of divorce. The
class covers the broad range of financial issues you will face
when going through divorce and is designed to help you
avoid costly mistakes, clarify your expectations, and begin
planning for a “successful” divorce.
Resume Life Skills Workshop
Learn how to create the perfect resume and show prospective
employers you are the ideal candidate for the job! If you have a
resume, bring it with you! If you do NOT have a resume, email
us at [email protected] or call 856-415-2256 for a Personal
Data Form, which you will complete and email or mail back
to us by May 25, 2015. We will create a draft of a resume for
you and give it to you at the beginning of the workshop. In
an open forum style, all of the resumes will be critiqued.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to get your resume
noticed and to increase the chances of getting that interview!
Tues., May 19, 6:30–8:30 pm OR
Tues., June, 16, 6:30–8:30 pm OR
Joseph Johnson, Owner Main Street Financial, Financial Advisor
Enjoying Life as a Single Adult
Some widows, widowers, and divorced individuals hope
to remarry; others have no such aspirations. Either way,
you will spend some time being single. This session focuses
on enjoying single life
Mon., Jun.1, 6–8 pm.
Nancy Howard, M.S.
Wed., May 20, 7–8:30 pm
Jennie McQuaide, Ph.D., Licensed Professional Counselor
Sponsored by Heart of
Gloucester County and PIT
Laws of Separation and Divorce
Attorneys from the Gloucester County Bar Association’s
Family Law Committee will speak on: court procedures and
timing; grounds of divorce; selecting and helping your attorney;
and setting goals. They will discuss the issues of equitable
distribution, custody, visitation, alimony, and other concerns.
Navigating Child Support
If you are interested in establishing paternity, filing for child
support, or enforcing your existing court order, this workshop
is for you! This informational workshop will explain the child
support process, your rights, and what you can expect in court.
We will also review the role of Family Court Probation and
Social Services. Bring your questions!
Thurs., May 21, 7–9 pm
Remarriage: Issues to Consider BEFORE
You Say “I Do” Again
Wed., Jun., 3, 6:30–8 pm OR
Thurs., Jul. 16 , 6:30–8 pm OR
Mon., Aug., 17, 6:30–8 pm
Gina Foster, Child Support Specialist, Gloucester County Social Services
A second marriage can be a joy or a disaster. The stepfamily
is different from the first family in significant ways. Emotional,
physical, and financial changes have a considerable impact
on you and on your children. Understanding the differences
and learning to communicate openly about them can help
you achieve a happy second marriage.
Wed., May 27, 7–8:30 pm
Jennie McQuaide, Ph.D., Licensed Professional Counselor
If you would like to make a donation to the Center,
please send it to:
People in Transition
Rowan College at Gloucester County
1400 Tanyard Road
Sewell, NJ 08080
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Basic Computers — Mini Series
Effective Parenting and Positive Discipline:
Moving From Chaos to Connection
This is a 20-hour mini, basic computer class covering Microsoft
Word 2013, and if time permits, Excel 2013. The cost of the
workshop is $20 for displaced homemakers and $50 for
non-displaced homemakers. Please note, this class fills up
quickly. Call to enroll now. Payment is due one week from
first day of class and is not refundable.
Shift from chaos to connection in your family as you enhance
your knowledge of effective parenting strategies that eliminate
power struggles and exhaustive battles. This two-part workshop
series will provide information about positive discipline
strategies that parents can use to help their children improve
their behavior at all stages of development. The goal of this
series is to offer parents the skills and support they need to
create harmony at home and help children build confidence
through example- led guidance.
Thurs., Jun. 4, 11, 18 & 25, 9:30 am–2:30 pm
Lauri Kuder, Microsoft Office Master
Interviewing Workshop
Tues., Jul. 14 AND Jul. 28, 6:30–9 pm
Shannon White, MSW, LCSW
Securing an interview in today’s market is, in itself, a major
victory. Close the deal by getting that job! What you do before,
during and after the interview can make a big difference. Join
us for information, tips, and the chance to practice your
interviewing skills.
Sponsored by Heart of
Gloucester County and PIT
Mon., Jun. 8, 6–8 pm
Nancy Howard, M.S.
Understanding Your Investments
Sponsored by Heart of
Gloucester County and PIT
This one-night class will provide you with information you
need to help you plan for your financial security. The class has
been designed to help you better understand your investments
and to learn how to make your money work for you. Topics
covered include stocks vs. bonds, mutual funds, investing,
tax-deferred investing, risk management, and estate planning
techniques.
Engagement and Empowerment Series for Women
You do not have to attend all three sessions.
Part 1: Power of the Mind
The mind is a powerful force. Much of what we believe to be
rational thoughts are just our minds on autopilot. Discover how
to take your mind off autopilot, become more mindful and
aware and begin to harness the power of your mind.
Tues., Jul. 21, 6:30–8:30 pm
Joseph Johnson, Owner Main Street Financial, Financial Advisor
GET the Job and KEEP the Job Workshop Series
Wed., Jun. 10, 7–9 pm
This series of workshops will benefit you the most by making
Part 2: Engage in the Power of Support to Gain Empowerment
Support is created in many different ways. It is a network of
people who help you through difficult times. Learn how to gain
empowerment through the power of support.
the commitment to attend all 5 sessions.
Part 1 — Mistakes Individuals Make on Job Applications,
Resumes, Cover Letters and Thank-You Letters
Part 2 — Resume Writing
Part 3 — Role Play the Job Interview
Part 4 — Appropriate Apparel for the Interview and Job
Part 5 — Keeping the Job Involves more than Skills and
Experience.
Wed., Jun. 17, 7–9 pm
Part 3: Engage in the Power of Doing to Create Empowerment
There is an old saying, “actions speak louder than words”.
Taking action and doing is the important step to creating
empowerment and well-being. Learn to create your personal
intentions along with your individual plan of support with
action steps that work specifically for you.
Wed., Jul. 29, Aug. 5, 12, 19 & 26, 6–8 pm
Nancy Howard, M.S. and Eileen Adezio, B.A.
Sponsored by Heart of
Gloucester County and PIT
Wed., Jun. 24, 7–9 pm
Sharon Roth-Lichtenfeld, Certified Professional Life Coach
Sponsored by Women’s
Leadership Council of
United Way of Gloucester
County and PIT
Smart Women Finish Rich
This seminar provides you with seven steps to help you plan
your financial security and seek your dreams. These simple
steps are designed to help you figure out where you stand
financially; improve the financial quality of your life; and to put
your money where your values are. Discover the power of the
latte factor.
Tues., Aug. 18, 6:30–8:30 pm
Joseph Johnson, Owner Main Street Financial, Financial Advisor
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Center for People in Transition at RCGC
CONGRATULATES and THANKS
Pureland East-West Community Shuttle
Thanks to the generous support of Pascale
Sykes, the Pureland East-West Community
Shuttle of Gloucester County will be able
to provide a new shuttle route at a low cost.
This new route will feature easy access
to the Pureland Industrial Park, as well as
connection with current New Jersey Transit
Bus routes. The Heart of Gloucester County
is proud to be a collaborating partner in
this Pascale Sykes initiative by providing
information, referrals, advocacy and oneon-one guidance to those riders seeking
help for other services.
LAUREN ROSE ALBERT FOUNDATION
MOTHERS MATTER
in celebrating
15 YEARS
of
SERVICE TO WOMEN
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Center for People in TransiƟon WORKSHOP CALENDAR
RegistraƟon is MANDATORY. Please call 856-415-2222 or email peopleintransi [email protected] or go to RCGC.edu,
click on About RCGC, click on OrganizaƟons, click on People in TransiƟon
May 2015
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
1
Travel Again?
Yes You Can
4
DeClutter Your Life:
Time, Mind, and
Emotional Management
5
6
What Is Your Yellow
Brick Road: Creating
Your Roadmap to
Your Ideal You
7
How to Sell or Buy a
House During Divorce
8
Stress Strategies
for Young Adults
11
The 5 C Solution Part 1
12
Forgiveness Part 1
13
Coping with Loneliness
14
15
Nutrition and Fitness
18
The 5 C Solution Part 2
19
Forgiveness Part 2
Financial Aspects
of Divorce
20
Enjoying Life as
a Single Adult
21
Laws of Separation and
Divorce
22
25
RCGC Closed
26
Forgiveness Part 3
27
Remarriage: Issues to
Consider BEFORE
You Say “I Do” Again
28
The “New” New
Beginnings Part 1
29
June 2015
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
1
Resume Workshop
2
Forgiveness Part 4
3
Navigating Child
Support
4
The “New” New
Beginnings Part 2
Basic Computers Part 1
5
8
Interviewing Workshop
9
Forgiveness Part 5
10
Power of the Mind
11
The “New” New
Beginnings Part 3
Basic Computers Part 2
12
15
The “New” New
Beginnings Part 4
16
Forgiveness Part 6
Financial Aspects
of Divorce
17
Engage in the Power
of Support to Gain
Empowerment
18
The “New” New
Beginnings Part 5
Basic Computers Part 3
19
22
The “New” New
Beginnings Part 6
23
Forgiveness Part 7
24
Engage in the Power
of Doing to Create
Empowerment
25
The “New” New
Beginnings Part 7
Basic Computers Part 4
26
29
The “New” New
Beginnings Part 8
30
Forgiveness Part 8
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Center for People in TransiƟon WORKSHOP CALENDAR
RegistraƟon is MANDATORY. Please call 856-415-2222 or email peopleintransi [email protected] or go to RCGC.edu,
click on About RCGC, click on OrganizaƟons, click on People in TransiƟon
July 2015
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
1
2
3
6
7
8
9
10
13
14
Effective Parenting
and Positive Discipline:
Moving from Chaos
to Control Part 1
15
16
Navigating Child
Support
17
20
21
Understanding Your
Investments
22
23
24
27
28
Effective Parenting
and Positive Discipline:
Moving from Chaos
to Control Part 2
29
GET the Job and KEEP
the Job Part 1
30
31
August 2015
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
3
4
5
GET the Job and KEEP
the Job Part 2
6
7
10
11
12
GET the Job and KEEP
the Job Part 3
13
14
17
Navigating Child
Support
18
Smart Women Finish
Rich
19
GET the Job and KEEP
the Job Part 4
20
21
24
25
26
GET the Job and KEEP
the Job Part 5
27
28
31
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Thank You to All of Our Financial, Pro Bono and Pay-It-Forward Supporters
American Association for Women
in Community Colleges at RCGC
Gloucester County Board of Chosen
Freeholders
PIT Workshop Facilitators
Angels of God
Good Grief Coaching
RE/MAX Connections
Anonymous Donors
Heart of Gloucester County
Rowan College at Gloucester County
Bradamant
HFM Advisors LLC
CB Kids
Key Logic Solutions
Rowan College at Gloucester County
Board of Trustees
Clear Path Institute
Lauren Rose Albert Foundation
Senior Corps Community Services
Covenant Messiah Church
Main Street Financial
Services Empowering Rights of Victims
First Presbyterian Church of Clayton
McGuinness Funeral Home
United Way of Gloucester County
First Presbyterian Church—Woodbury
Heights
N.J. DCF Division on Women
Volunteer Center of Southern NJ
Pascale Sykes Foundation
Gloucester County Bar Association
Lawyers
People for People Foundation
Women’s Center for Entrepreneurship
Corporation
People in Transition Advisory Board
RCGC Athletes , SGA, Phi Theta Kappa
Women’s Leadership Council of the
United Way of Gloucester County
If you would like to make a donation to the Center, please send it to:
People in Transition
Rowan College at Gloucester County
1400 Tanyard Road
Sewell, NJ 08080
Barbara Turner, Dean, RCGC STEM Division, Professor
Anna Domurat Thomas, President, VA Thomas, LLC
Gina Ridge, Program Director, SERV
Susan Nevins, Retired Technician, PIT
Cheryl McBride, Director, Student Life, RCGC
Kathleen Malloy, RCGC College Relations,
Communications & Marketing
Lauri Kuder, Microsoft Office Master, Key Logic
Solutions, L.L.C.
Robbenmarie Insogno, Director of Information
Services, CFFS
Gina Foster, Child Support Specialist,
Gloucester County Division of Social Services
Patricia Fletcher, Retired Director of PIT
Wendy Brooks, Director of Business Development,
Perry Resources
Steve Awalt, PIT Fiscal Manager
Peg Van Natta Schoen, Chairperson
People in Transition Advisory Board
Non-Profit OrganizaƟon
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