New Day Family Success Center is a community-based, family-centered neighborhood gathering place where any community resident can go for family support, information, and services. The Family Success Center’s goal is to enrich the lives of children and adults by making families stronger and empowering them to succeed.
At the Family Success Center you can learn new skills, share your talents, participate in activities, lead workshops, and meet others in your community. The center offers a variety of FREE educational workshops and activities for all ages in Atlantic County.
- Parent Child Activities
- Nutrition, Health and Wellness Classes
- Financial Planning and Budgeting
- Access to Community Resources
- Parenting Education
- Community Garden
- Youth Enrichment
- On-site Employment Specialist
- Community Connections
Adiba Saleem - Program Director for New Day FSC
Adiba Saleem is the Program Director for New Day FSC. Adiba has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University and has more than a decade of experience providing social services for individuals of all ages from all walks of life. Adiba believes that healthy, strong families are the foundation to a healthy, strong and productive society. Adiba is dedicated to linking individuals and families to adequate resources and advocating for individuals in need. She oversees the operations at New Day and continues to build community relationships and partnerships in order to better serve families and community members. Adiba enjoys reading, writing poetry and listening to music.
Kirsten Souder - Family Partner
Kirsten is a selfless, caring individual who always puts the needs of our community members first at New Day. Kirsten loves making new connections with our families and makes everyone feel right at home, making her an exceptional asset to our team. Graduating from Stockton University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science, Kirsten has demonstrated a genuine interest in helping others through her work as a former Senior Benefits Administrator and her volunteer experience with Stockton University’s Service Learning department as an advocate for transportation services for disabled individuals. Kirsten has knowledge in sign language since she was 3 years old. This allows her to develop close relationships with our community members who are deaf and hard of hearing. Demonstrating an ability to work with people of different ages and backgrounds, Kirsten is an avid member of New Day, and enjoys making lasting memories for our community members.
Devon Larkins - Family Partner
Devon creates a safe space for any of our families to speak to him. He has gained his active listening skills through working with NJCAP and his degree in Psychology from Stockton University. He is currently working on his Master’s degree in Social work from Capella University. His ability to build a rapport with our families makes him a valuable member of the team. He has always had a passion for helping people from focusing on peer mediation to helping people gain confidence and strength through martial arts. He has been participating in martial arts for 8 years. This taught him discipline which ensures that he is prepared for the twists and turns of each day. Devon is an avid believer that fitness should be fun.
New Day Family Success Center is part of a state-wide network of Family Success Centers funded by the New Jersey Department of Children and Families through Atlantic County and operated by Center For Family Services. Community involvement and shared responsibility influence the development and implementation of programs and activities.