Helping Mercer To Build a Village One Child at a Time

FEB 2019

Breaking News: Prom Perfect Dress & Tux Drive 2019 - click the dress for details!

Prom Perfect

For our 2nd Annual PROM PERFECT project,

Capitol County Children's Collaborative is collecting beautiful new and gently worn formal dresses

and gowns, tux, suites, shoes and accessories from throughout our community.

Mercer County school students in need will be invited to “go shopping” this spring,

for the perfect dress/tux, shoes and accessories for their prom.

For more information click here to view our flyer for this event. For more information about the Prom Drive please visit our LinkedIn page to stay connected.

Happy Black History Month

Happy Black History Month
JAN 2019

Sandro’s Coat Rack - click for details!

Sandro's Coat Rack

It’s unbearably cold out, so this 9-year-old is making sure people have coats…

Free Tax Preparation Assistance| Mercer County - click for details!

Tax Preparation Assistance

This Free Tax Assistance Locations page offers a listing of free tax assistance sites that are located throughout NJ.

The listing will include AARP Foundation sites,

United Way VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) sites,

and military tax assistance sites,

Oil Heating Assistance Programs - click for details!

Oil Heating

Trenton Water Works Job Fair - click for details!

Trenton Job Fair











Mercer County First Time Home Buyer Program - click for details!

First time homebuyer

Dear Friends: Mercer County has enhanced the First Time Homebuyer Program to assist individuals and families

who are interested in purchasing an affordable home for the first time.

The County First Time Homebuyer Program is made possible through

the cooperation between the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders

by providing down payment and closing cost assistance

and area financial institutions providing low interest rate loans.

Housing Choice Voucher Program| Open Enrollment 2/4 to 2/8 - click for details!

Housing Choice Voucher


Enrollment Period is Monday February 4, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. to

Friday February 8, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

For questions about the Statewide Waiting List Lottery, dial 2-1-1

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day| January 21, 2019

Martin Luther King day 2019

Ice Skating at Mercer County Park - click for details!

Ice Skating


11 years and under: $6

12 years and older: $8

62 years and older: $6

Military: $6

Skate Rental: $4

Important Information for SNAP Recipients about your February Benefits - click for details!


Due to the federal government shutdown,

you will be receiving your February Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits early.

If you received a SNAP benefit in January and were scheduled to receive SNAP in February,

your February benefits will be available on your Families First card on Jan. 17.

This is your benefit for the entire month of February, so please budget with that in mind.

Special Needs Family Fun Day| Saturday January 26th, 2019

Special Needs Family Fun Day

Breakfast & Learn- Emerge Behavioral Health

Emerge Behavioral Health

A behavioral health agency designed to empower our clients and deliver to them the highest level of behavioral health and customer service in the industry.

In-Home Treatment Therapy Services Provided by Doctoral and master’s Level Clinicians.

A Trauma Informed Care Agency Employing Evidenced Based Treatment Models.

Specializing in Youth and Families. Helping Families with Emotional and Behavioral Problems.


Revision Women Support Group-1-16-19 Mercer FSO Office - click for details

Women's Support Group

The support group is hosted by ReVision Women Coaching Services and led by Simone Oliver, Master Life Coach.

There are times in all our lives that we can feel overwhelmed by life and work and find that we are not liv-ing as fully as we’d like to be.

Our support group encourages you to discover what may be hindering you and translate that into a practical vision.

Free Things to Do in New Jersey in January - click for details

January Activities

Want to get the kids out of the house without digging through your wallet? We've got you covered.

Click the graphic above for more details.

Happy National Mentoring Month!!! - click for details

Happy New Year!

January is National Mentoring Month

National Mentoring Month focuses national attention on the need for Mentors.

Raises awareness of mentoring and promotes the growth of mentoring through both individuals and organizations.

Mentoring organizations throughout the country organize special events to help adults learn how to channel their concern for youth into mentoring.

Happy New Year 2019

Happy New Year!

May this year bring new happiness, new goals, new achievements and a lot of new inspirations on your life.

Wishing you a year fully loaded with happiness.

Wishing every day of the new year to be filled with success, happiness and prosperity for you, happy new year.

Here's wishing you all the joy of the season.

DEC 2018

Kind words from: Longhorn Steak House | Thanksgiving Food Drive Contributor - click for details!

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Longhorn Steak House- Hamilton Marketplace

“When I heard about an opportunity to help distribute baskets for families in need on Thanksgiving Day I knew our team here at Hamilton Marketplace would want to participate. Capitol County Children's Collaborative believes that effective community centered service and support provides positive growth and development within our local families, especially the children.

Our staff raised over $300 and personally shopped for the food and had fun doing it!
We shopped for traditional Thanksgiving meal items that helped fill 100 baskets to families in need on Thanksgiving.
It was more than just donating food, we actually knew the food would be part of someone's special Thanksgiving meal that they may not have had otherwise.
I am very proud of our staff here at Longhorn Steakhouse and we thank Capitol County Children's Collaborative for what they do every day for our local families and children!”

David Gross, Managing Partner Longhorn Steakhouse #5256

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays!

May the Holiday Season bring only happiness and joy to you and your loved ones.

Wishing you and your loved ones peace, health, happiness, and prosperity in the coming New Year.

Mercer CMO Décor Wars 2018| & Ugly Sweater Contest - click for details

Decor Wars and Ugly Sweater Contest

The holidays are a time to celebrate with one another and spread joy and cheer!
In the spirit of the holidays CCCC enjoys some annual fun in the office with Decor Wars.
A friendly competition between teams as well as an Ugly Sweater Contest.
All the teams that participated did an awesome job!
Congratulations to our 1st Place winners-BHH and to the runner up-Grey Team!
Purple Team-The Little Mermaid Under the Sea
Red Team-Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Coral Team-A Charlie Brown Christmas
Orange Team-Island of the Misfit Toys
Pink Team-Scrooge’s CMO style
Grey Team-Black Friday
BHH Team-Christmas Morning
Check out this slide show and tell us which one your favorite is!

Click the graphic above to see pictures!!!

The Salvation Army Brings Happy Holidays to Many - click for details

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army Brings Happy
Holidays to Many Through:

• Angel Tree Program
• Bill Pay Assistance,
• Grocery & Food Assistance
• Holiday Events

The Salvation Army can assist with holiday meals, toys and clothing to low income families, including families of prisoners.

If you visit their website, you can search for your local Salvation Army chapter.

Martel’s Christmas Wonderland| Free Holiday lights display in Hamilton - click for details

Martel's Christmas Wonderland

Hark! Hear the herald of the power meter’s ring! What is that beacon that shines just over the horizon in that little town of Hamilton?

Behold! It is the Martel Christmas Wonderland!

The season is upon us once again when the New Jersey residence that puts Clark Griswold to shame year after year is fully illuminated – The “Hamilton Christmas House” as it is known to the casual passerby, Bob Martel’s House as his friends and neighbors call it, or as it is officially known,

Martel’s Christmas Wonderland, is plugged in, powered up, and open each night until about 10 PM.

Toys for Tots 2018

Toys for Tots

Click to learn how to request a toy

Hamilton Residents| Food Pantry - click for details

Food Pantry

Send a letter to Santa and get a reply back Or See Santa live in the North Pole! - click for details!

Email Santa Write your letter to Santa Claus any day of the year! Get a reply letter from Santa instantly - no email, home address, phone number or last name needed.

When you write Santa, he can reply on your screen by letter or video. Just click the picture to begin

Brunch with Santa @ Uno’s Pizzeria & Grill| December 16th - click for details!

Brunch with Santa

You're invited to

Brunch with Santa @ Uno’s Pizzeria & Grill

Santa's coming to Uno Hamilton on Saturday December 16th. $9.99 per child.

Pancake Breakfast will include Make your Own Sundae, Crafts & Goodie Bags.

Lunch will include Make your Own Pizza, Make your Own Sundae, Crafts & Goodie bags.
11:30am-1:15 pm

Call to make your reservations!!! 609-890-0864
Bring your Camera to get your Pictures with Santa.

Applebee’s Breakfast with Santa| December 1st 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM - click for details!

Breakfast with Santa

You're invited to an

Applebee's® Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast

to support Breakfast with Santa to benefit Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

$7.00 per person

WHEN: Saturday, December 1, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar
333 State Highway #33

Hamilton, NJ 08619

Where to find Santa Claus in New Jersey this Holiday Season - click for details!

Where's Santa?

The First Lady Tammy Murphy Invites you to: New Jersey Family Festival in Trenton - click for details!

Homesaver Program Saturday December 8th, 2018

11:00AM to 2:00PM

Hedgepeth-Williams Middle School

301 Gladstone Avenue, Trenton, New Jersey

Enjoy Children’s Activities

Discover Resources

Apply for Services


New Jersey Foreclosure Assistance Program | HomeSaver Program - click for details!

Homesaver Program


New Jersey’s Hardest Hit Fund (NJHHF) HomeSaver program is funded through a federal grant from the United States Treasury’s Hardest Hit Fund. The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA) is the official administrator of the program for the State of New Jersey.


Visit and click on the “Click Here to Apply” button to begin your application.

Before you begin, please have your mortgage loan information and income for all borrowers and spouses available.

If you are attempting to reapply, please contact

1 (855)-647-7700 or 609-278-7660

for assistance.

Elks Lodge #105 Special Children's Christmas Party - You are invited!!!! - click for details!

Elks Lodge Christmas Party 2018 Elks Lodge #105-Special Children’s Christmas Party

42 DeCou Ave. Ewing, New Jersey 08628

RSVP required:

Text 609-980-3114 or E-mail:

Ms. Michele Garrison, The Special Children’s Committee Chairperson at Elks Lodge #105 has extended an invitation to Capitol County Children’s Collaborative youths and families to attend the Lodge’s upcoming Special Children’s Holiday Party.

Ms. Garrison indicated that she would like for parents to RSVP as Santa will provide each child with a personalized gift.


Ms. Garrison’s contact information is listed above as well as on the flyer. Make sure to click on the graphic to access the flyer.

5th Annual Young Men's Empowerment Conference| by: Sigma Community Enrichment Initiatives - click for details!

Empowerment Conference In an effort to improve the life outcomes of Young Men of Color, Sigma Community Enrichment Initiative and Chi Sigma Alumni Chapter will host our 5th Annual hands-on and interactive conference.
This conference is tailored for young men in grades 4-12.
During the conference, attendees will engage with community leaders, educators, mentors and peers as we address some of the most pressing challenges facing Young Men of Color today.
Our workshop topics include but are not limited to: Dressing For Success, Entrepreneurship, Creating & Launching Your own Website, Interacting With Law Enforcement, College Preparation, Social- Emotional Learning, Mindfulness & Meditation to name a few.
Don't miss this life-changing event for Young Men.

For any questions, please contact Jenabu C. Williams, MPA, M.Ed @ or log onto our Website:

Cookies with Santa: December 1st 12PM| Princeton Shopping Center - click for details!

Cookies with Santa The Princeton Shopping Center presents:

Cookies with Santa!

Everyone is invited to spend the afternoon with


. Meet in front of Marlowe's Jewelry at noon to greet

Santa's fire truck.


parade with Santa

through the shopping center spreading holiday cheer.

We'll then head to

Santa's pop-up shop

between Surf Taco and Orvis for cookie decorating, courtesy of LiLLiPies, photo ops with Santa, holiday selfie station, music with Princeton High School's a capella groups and more.

This event is FREE and open to everyone. Please pre-register to help us plan for attendance.

John O. Wilson Hamilton Neighborhood Center: Annual Christmas Party - click for details!

Christmas Party 2018

The Rowing is Growing Program - click for details!

Rowing is Growing The Rowing is Growing program. It is a collaboration between the Mercer County YMCA's, Mercer County Park Commission and Princeton National Rowing Association.

The program is open to Mercer County youth, ages 12-15, and introduces them to rowing, while helping them gain comfort and skill in the water.

NJHMFA Celebrates Groundbreaking of Affordable Apartments for Families, Special Needs Residents | West Windsor New Jersey - click for details!

Affordable Apartments West Windsor WEST WINDSOR

A 72-unit affordable apartment rental complex, which will include 18 units for residents with special needs, broke ground Wednesday at a ceremony attended by New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA) executive staff, local officials, and representatives of developer Project Freedom.

Freedom Village at West Windsor, will include six, two-story buildings housing one- to three-bedroom apartments for residents earning less than 60% of Area Median Income.

Ten apartments will be set aside for residents with developmental disabilities and eight for residents who are consumers of mental health services

DCA Announces Home Heating Assistance available for New Jersey Residents

Home Heating Assistance For a list of agencies that accept LIHEAP applications and more information, people can also visit the DCA website at: or call toll free: 1-800-510-3102.

DCA offers a wide range of programs and services, including energy assistance, housing vouchers, affordable housing production, fire and building safety, community planning and development, local government management and finance, and disaster recovery.

Habitat for Humanity: Apply for Affordable Homeownership Program - Click for details!

Habitat for Humanity Habitat for Humanity of Burlington County and Greater Trenton-Princeton works in partnership with people from all walks of life to build homes, communities and hope.

We sell homes to low-income families and offer 0% interest loans with no down payment required.

Habitat homeowners make monthly mortgage payments that don’t exceed 30% of their gross monthly income.

Hamilton New Jersey - Winter Wonderland - Click for details!

NOV 2018

Happy Thanksgiving 2018!

Happy Thanksgiving 2018 We at
Capitol County Children’s Collaborative
wish you and your family and friends a Happy Thanksgiving.

There is so much to be thankful for and we are thankful for you!

Our 2018 Thanksgiving Food Drive was a Success! - click for details!

Thanksgiving Food Drive 2018 Capitol County Children’s Collaborative is thankful to the many providers and agencies that donated to our Annual “A Meal on Every Table” drive.

This drive allows us to give back to the community we serve. Over 100 bags ready for next week!

Visit our Facebook for pictures of all the food we received from our contributing community providers...we thank you again!

Game Day! - click for details!

Game Day! Saturday 24th November 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Come play a variety of children’s board games. Bring your friends! Drop-in program; No registration required.

All ages with an adult.

CONTACT: Robbinsville Branch 609-259-2150

Youth Program Policy

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch (Library)

Capitol County Children's Collaborative 15th Annual Employee Thanksgiving Potluck - click for details!

Thanksgiving Potluck 2018 Capitol County is thankful for the family we have built within these walls. Each year we like to take the time to reflect and focus on our blessings by celebrating with an Employee Thanksgiving Potluck! Please click on the image and check out our pictures on Facebook from today’s potluck! Don’t forget to like our post!

Capitol County Children's Collaborative November 2018 Newsletter - click for details!

November 2018 Newslsetter The newsletter will be distributed via MercerResourceNet so please subscribe here if you want to receive periodic updates, resources and newsletters!

State Theatre New Jersey: *New* Autism-Friendly relaxed performances for families - click for details!

State Theatre Relaxed Performances State Theatre New Jersey’s Autism-Friendly Relaxed Performances allow families with children on the autism spectrum or with other sensory sensitivities to enjoy high-quality live entertainment in a safe, welcoming, sensory-friendly environment.

Sesame Place is the first theme park that is a certified autism center - click for details!

Sesame Place This Pennsylvania destination is worth the trip, especially for special needs families.

Things to do in New Jersey this weekend: November 9th-11th - click for details!

Things to do in NJ Get the most out of your weekend at these NJ area events. We found 40 for you to choose from.

Capitol County Children's Collaborative - Fall into Wellness Resource Fair 2018 - click for details!

CCCC Resource Fair 2018 Capitol County Children’s Collaborative would like to thank all who came out to the Fall Into Wellness Resource Fair today. We hope you had a wonderful afternoon and received some great resources for yourself and your families.
In addition, we would like to give a big thanks to all of the providers for helping us make this day a success! Please Click on the passport to check out our pictures from this event on our Facebook page. Don’t forget to like our post!

Mercer County Youth Career Connection - click for details!

Youth Career Connection YCC, operated by Mercer County’s One-Stop Career Center, serves young people ages 18-24 by providing career counseling, occupational training, High School Equivalency preparation, paid internships and employment assistance.

2018 Veterans' Day Free Meals and Discounts - Over 100 Free Meals! - Click for details!

Happy Veterans Day! Veterans Day is celebrated this year on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. The Federal Holiday will be on Monday, Nov. 12th. Many restaurants and companies thank our veterans each year by offering them discounts or a free meal.

November 15th - Children's Grief Awareness Day - Click for details!

Home Energy assistance available to eligible Mercer County Residents - Click for details!

ASAPP Healthcare Breakfast and Learn October 2018

ASAPP Healthcare Breakfast and Learn October 2018
OCT 2018

Trunk or Treat - Monday, October 29th, 4-7PM - Click for details!

Mercer County New Jersey Halloween Events - Click for details!

Chess Fest October 20th, 2018 - Click for details!

WAR Ministry Corporation Breakfast and Learn October 2018
ASAPP Healthcare Breakfast and Learn October 2018 ASAPP Healthcare Breakfast and Learn October 2018 The NBN Group - Champions of Caring October 2018

Mercer County Court Night October 10th, 2018 - Click for details!

Family Flu Shot Fest October 6th, 2018 - Click for details!

SEPT 2018
Age Out Angels Breakfast and Learn September 2018 Photo from Age Out Angels Breakfast and Learn September 2018
Open House September 2018
Family Breakfast and Learn September 2018
Silvercare Agency Breakfast and Learn September 2018
Birdhouse Breakfast and Learn September 2018
JUL 2018
Cooperative Counselling Services

Refresh Your Lifestyle

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Life Ties

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MAY 2018
Princeton House Behavioral Health 2018
Knock Out Opioid Abuse
Princeton House Behavioral Health 2018
National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day 2018
May 8th 2018 Teacher Appreciation Day
Provider Meeting 2018
Taste Of The Nations - May 8, 2018 American Haitian Indian Irish Israeli Jamaican Italian Mexican Mexican Puerto Rican
APR 2018
Stand Against Racism Stand Against Racism
Wilson Center Resource Fair in English
Wilson Center Resource Fair in Spanish
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MAR 2018
Princess Prom Project 2018
March 2nd 2018 - Dr. Seuss Read Across America Day
FEB 2018
Meet & Greet with Hampton Behavioral Health Center
Meet & Greet with Hampton Behavioral Health Center
JAN 2018
MLK Day 2018
CCCC New Year
DEC 2017
Holiday Toy Drive 2017 Holiday Toy Drive 2017 Holiday Toy Drive 2017 Holiday Toy Drive 2017 Holiday Toy Drive 2017 Holiday Toy Drive 2017
DEC 2017
Ugly Sweater Day 2017
DEC 2017
4th Annual Decor Wars
DEC 2017
Holiday Party 2017
DEC 2017
Trenton Symposium
DEC 2017
4th Annual Decor Wars
NOV 2017
CSOC Performance Improvement Fair CSOC Performance Improvement Fair CSOC Performance Improvement Fair CSOC Performance Improvement Fair CSOC Performance Improvement Fair CSOC Performance Improvement Fair CSOC Performance Improvement Fair CSOC Performance Improvement Fair CSOC Performance Improvement Fair CSOC Performance Improvement Fair CSOC Performance Improvement Fair
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Fall Health Fair 2017
Thanksgiving Donations 2017
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