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– Beginning as an advocacy organization in North Camden, the agency is incorporated in 1976 (as the Hispanic Health and Mental Health Association) and has since grown to be a major provider of human services and mental health counseling.

La Esperanza outpatient drug treatment program is launched.


– The outpatient mental health services, Family Counseling Clinic, is established.

– The organization becomes a United Way member agency.

– Due to the agency’s program expansion, mental health programs in particular, the organization relocates to 425 Broadway.

The Hispanic Senior Citizen Program and The Hispanic Women’s Resource Center are established.
ESL Training Program commences.

The Women’s Center relocates its operation from Broadway Street to Cooper Street (Old United Way building-now demolished and new site of Federal Court).

– HIV prevention initiatives LUCES and substance abuse prevention initiatives Juntos are launched.
– The name of the organization is changed to the Hispanic Family Center of Southern New Jersey in order to better reflect the mission.
The Hispanic Women’s Resource Center is relocated to Westfield Avenue.

– In April, the HFC purchases 2700 Westfield Avenue with the help of donations by the United Jersey Bank.

The Bilingual Home Health Aid Training Program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through the New Jersey Health Initiatives, is implemented as a 3 year initiative.

– 2700 Westfield Avenue building is renovated.

Youth Center for Teens is opened.

Computer Literacy/ESL combined training offered at HFC.
– HFC expands LUCES HIV/AIDS program to include Syphilis.

Work-Up regional employment related case management program in collaboration with PRAC, Penns Grove is launched.
– HFC is awarded the GlaxoSmithKline “Community Impact Award.”

I Can Problem Solve three-year initiative is launched in collaboration with Camden City preschools.
Camden County Cultural Sensitivity Institute is launched in collaboration with CCCADA.

– The Pediatric Asthma Prevention Program (PAPP) is initiated.

– Mental health treatment adds another modality and the Partial Care Program is launched.
– HFC’s 30th Anniversary Gala is held at the Hilton Hotel, in Cherry Hill. HFC Started in 1974 as a grassroots movement and was incorporated in 1976.

New Jersey After 3 after school program for 190 Sumner Elementary children is launched.
Three to Achieve program teaching drug resistance and parenting skills is launched.

– New civics education program kicks off.
JAWS Summer Youth Program funded by the Jaworski Family and Pulte Homes is launched.

Evolution Family Success Center of Camden is opened.
Differential Response program is launched.
Intensive Outpatient Treatment program funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is launched.
– Purchase of 2850 Federal Street and 35-47 29th Street buildings.
– Renovation of 2850 Federal Street building is completed.

Domestic Violence Counseling program is launched.
United Way Job Developer program is launched.
– Renovations of 35-47 29th Street building are completed.

Green Jobs Training Program is launched.
New Jersey FamilyCare Enrollment program is launched.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in Gloucester and Camden county is launched.
– HFC opens new office in Woodbury, NJ.

Project Connect: Women’s Re-entry Training Program is launched.

Evergreen Family Success Center of Woodbury is opened, allowing expansion of services in Gloucester County.
Robert Wood Johnson/New Jersey Health Initiatives’ Capacity Building Program is launched.
– Opening of HFC’s Community Garden located on Cramer Street.

Green Jobs Learning Lab (funded by BPU) is completed.
– Nurturing Families Program is launched.

Empowerment Center for the Southern Region is opened and serves six counties.

– HFC recognized by Wells Fargo Community Connections Program.
– HFC recognized as one of The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey’s 10th Anniversary Grantees.
– HFC joins the statewide membership coalition of New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice.
Pediatric Asthma Prevention Program (PAPP) featured by the Community Foundation of South Jersey as Proven & Promising.

– HFC’s Board of Directors approves Strategic Priorities & Directions 2016-2019 after engaging in an intensive 10-month strategic planning process.
– HFC selected as a premier provider for substance abuse prevention education initiative and expands LifeSkills prevention program across Camden County.
– HFC hosts immigration roundtables with community partners.
– Awarded federal funding by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as part of a unique cross-river collaboration between Access Matters, Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc. and HFC that provides comprehensive high-impact HIV prevention services reaching African American and Latino men (including men who have sex with men (MSM) and high-risk heterosexual men and their partners) in Camden and Philadelphia.
– HFC wins second place in float contest at La Parada San Juan Bautista.
– HFC welcomed a delegation from Autonomous University of the Yucatan (UADY) along with Rutgers School of Social Work to Camden.
– The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey supports HFC capacity building with board development work.


– HFC celebrates 40 years of service.
– HFC receives funding from Pascale Sykes Foundation to launch Families in Motion, a program to help families achieve and maintain economic stability, healthy well-being, and civic engagement.
– HFC’s Evergreen Family Success Center recognized for their stellar work at the Department of Children and Family’s 10-year anniversary celebration.
– HFC’s 40th Anniversary Health Fair and Concert includes collaborations with several partners and attracts nearly 1000 residents to the fair, concert, and family fun day.
– HFC hosted a “Culture of Health” roundtable listening session on behalf of Robert Wood Johnson’s NJ Health Initiatives. A listening session document with recommendations was produced.
– HFC’s Legal clinic is held in collaboration with the NJ Hispanic Bar Association.


– HFC’s Hispanic Women’s Resource Center is re-opened, providing job preparation and training for women in the community.
– HFC receives funding to expand domestic violence serves to include legal assistance.
– HFC launches annual Communitywide Forum on Substance Abuse with the topic of “Opioid Epidemic”.
-Westfield Avenue site’s first floor and basement are renovated.


– HFC receives funding from  Beneficial Bank to support employment placement services.
– HFC expands its English as a Second Language education program.
– HFC launches a new PrEP initiative to prevent the spread of HIV.
– HFC is selected by Wells Fargo, as part of the My East Camden Collaborative, to partake in a 6-month capacity building project.
– HFC is selected by Campbell’s Soup Foundation to partake in a “Build” capacity building project.
– HFC expands its county-funded drug treatment and prevention services to include drug prevention programming in the schools.
– HFC launches the Boys Obtaining Impactful Skills (BOIS) prevention program.
– HFC collaborates with the City of Camden to purchase and distribute toys for Camden residents at holiday event