About Stronger Families


The Stronger Families project is focused on improving outcomes among incarcerated individuals and their families. Stronger Families operates within the Cumberland County Jail, where individuals are connected with a Family Advocate to establish plans for employment, housing, and family visits upon release. 

Stronger Families also coordinates family-focused events for families of incarcerated individuals, allowing these individuals to spend more quality time with their children and significant others than they would in a traditional jail setting. Stronger Families also facilitates outreach events throughout Bridgeton, NJ, providing mentoring opportunities for youth throughout the area. 




Melissa Helmbrecht, Project Contact