– 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 2016-2018 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.
– The Hispanic Resource Center is re-opened, providing job preparation and training for women in the community.
– 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.