The Family Coalition of Potter’s Gate Charities creates a cohesive, empowered community of healthy, educated, and economically self-sufficient people working to improve their own lives and the lives of their families and neighbors.As a multi-service neighborhood center, the Family Coalition also leverages and coordinates resources from numerous community partners. Because of this, we can offer programs to improve:
The Family Coalition of Potter’s Gate Charities — although headquartered in New Jersey — serves families worldwide.
The challenges we face
The challenges we face
Most of the families and single-parent families in our communities live in poverty, and gang activity is widespread. The Family Coalition aims to remove the barriers to self-sufficiency facing so many of the people it serves, mostly immigrants.
These families regularly face poor job prospects. This is because they have insufficient English skills and little education. They're also not familiar with systems and laws in the United States. They lack transportation. And health care. They may also suffer from mental health and substance abuse issues, family conflict, and separation.
The Coalition works to remove economic barriers to success. We do this through:
Through financial literacy, participants learn about the American banking system and open bank accounts. They also gain access to matched savings programs.
The Family Coalition also works to remove personal and relationship barriers by providing:
We recognize that families of all kinds do better as an integral part of a supportive community. This is particularly true of immigrant families. People who are new to the country tend to be very isolated. From their neighbors as well as their family back home.
The Family Coalition is well-known for its skills in combating the isolation of newly-arrived families.
We’re also known for our ability to build bridges between families and mainstream community institutions. The coalitions’ many community partnerships strengthen families by helping them connect directly with services and resources. We also help by building a community of support in the United States.
Potter’s Gate Charities’ cultural sensitivity makes it a safe, home-like haven where each person’s strengths are recognized. Where entire families can work towards self-sufficiency, health, and well-being.
Family Coalition programs also include:
Although the situation is dire, we offer some incredible local programs supporting women and their families.