Family Strengthening

Building Successful Communities With Successful Families

A unique public–private partnership between United Way of Greater Union County, businesses, government, schools, faith-based and non-profit organizations and foundations, the Union County Family Strengthening Network (UCFSN) partners to break down barriers for families and create opportunities for every child to succeed every step of the way from birth to adulthood.
Within UCFSN, includes our four Family Success Centers and 40 nonprofit partners that support early education programs, after-school initiatives, emergency food and shelter for families in crisis, homeless intervention services, support services for adults with disabilities, workforce development services and much more.

United Way of Greater Union County’s operating Family Success Centers (FSC) are multi-service organizations providing critical resources and supports to families and children around a continuum of care, from birth to adulthood- and are located in Union County.  

Our partnership with non-profit organizations and governmental agencies help deliver human services to the community. Each  agency in our Community Resource Network plays a vital role in connecting each individual and family in Union County, North Plainfield and South Plainfield to the support they need.


An anchor partner has deep roots in its community. An anchor partner is a multi-service organization providing critical services associated with supporting families and children along the continuum of care from birth to adulthood.  

• Jefferson Park Ministries (Elizabeth)

• Communities in Cooperation (Linden, Rahway)

• Prevention Links (Roselle)

• Proceed, Inc. (Elizabeth, Union)

• Elizabeth Presbyterian Center (Elizabeth)

• Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless (Elizabeth)

• Plainfield Board of Education-Family Success Center (Plainfield)

• The Connection for Women and Families (Summit)

• Urban League of Union County (Elizabeth)

• YMCA-EUC (Hillside)

• The Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern NJ