The Bayshore Family Success Center is located at the Henry Hudson Trail Activity Center in Leonardo.  The center is a community-based, family-centered neighborhood gathering place where any community resident can go for family support, information and services.

The purpose of Family Success Centers is to enrich the lives of children and parents by making families and neighborhoods stronger. Families receive support in dealing with the stress of parenting and everyday issues.

The Bayshore Family Success Center is committed to strengthening families and inspiring parent, family and community involvement.

SERVICES:

> Parenting and Child Development
> Parental Resilience/Life Skills
> Social Connections
> Mental Health Programs
> Employment/Housing
> Concrete Support/Services for Parents
> Continued Support of Superstorm Sandy Victims

HOURS:

Monday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

ADDRESS & CONTACT:

The Henry Hudson Trail Activity Center
945 State Highway 36
Leonardo, NJ 07737
732.497.3811
Fax: 732.847.2742
familysuccess@ymcanj.org

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FOCUS AREA:

Nurturing. It is important to bond with your children. Nurturing increases children’s ability to perform academically, develop stronger peer and social relationships, explore their environment more, have more self-confidence, have stronger communication skills, and possess more persistence in life.

CALENDAR:

View this month’s calendar. Check out all Y events and stay connected with us through Facebook or text by texting bayshorefa to 81010 for timely updates.

Bayshore Family Success Center Event Calendar

Feb
1
Wed
Y Togetherhood | February Food Drives @ Old Bridge Family YMCA, Red Bank Family YMCA, Freehold Family YMCA
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day

Help the Y nourish our neighbors this February by supporting Y Togetherhood Community Food Drives. Drop non-perishable food items to YMCA wellness branches in Freehold, Old Bridge and Red Bank all month long. Donations will benefit community partners, Lunch Break, St. Luke’s Food Ministry and the Old Bridge Township Food Pantry. Thank you for helping our community thrive.

Feb
3
Fri
Pop-Up Baby Pantry, Leonardo @ Bayshore Family Success Center
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The need for diapers doesn’t have to be overwhelming!

bayshore family success center baby in diaper

On average babies need 6 diapers a day and newborns need more than double that. Not having diapers can lead to less frequent changes causing severe diaper rash, urinary tract and staph infections, and other health conditions.

Supporting Families

The Bayshore Family Success Center is excited to continue our monthly Pop-Up Baby Pantry. Inventory is based on community donations and includes diapers, wipes, rash cream/ointment, and formula. We have been fortunate to have a caring community continuously support us and we are currently well-stocked!

Our Pop-Up Baby Pantry is open the first Friday of every month. Supplies are distributed on a first come, first served basis. If you have any questions, contact us at familysuccess@ymcanj.org.

The Bayshore Family Success Center’s Pop-Up Baby Pantry is open to families who live in the Bayshore area which includes Keyport, Union Beach, Keansburg, North Middletown, Port Monmouth, Belford, Leonardo, Atlantic Highlands, and Highlands.

Feb
4
Sat
Camp Zehnder Open House & MOVIE NIGHT! @ YMCA Camp Zehnder
Feb 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Camp Zehnder Open House & MOVIE NIGHT! @ YMCA Camp Zehnder | Wall Township | New Jersey | United States

KIDS ARE IN FOR ADVENTURE AT YMCA CAMP ZEHNDER!

Visit our open house and MOVIE NIGHT!

Camp Zehnder is an ACA Accredited summer camp where kids 3-15 explore nature, discover new talents, try new activities and make lasting friendships at this beautiful camp on 140 acres with an outdoor aquatics complex, KaBoom!

Feb
9
Thu
Developing Financial Literacy for Youth @ Old Bridge Family YMCA
Feb 9 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Teens in 7th – 8th grades are invited to workshop ways toward: ✓Making Good Money Decisions Now and in the Future ✓Sound Saving and Spending ✓Non-Emotional Money Management. This event is presented by Heroes & Cool Kids, funded by the Old Bridge Township Municipal Alliance through a grant from the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse.

Kids Cooking With Kids @ Zoom
Feb 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Take On Snack Time With Bayshore

Are your kids ALWAYS saying that they’re hungry and asking for snacks? If your answer is yes, we’ve created this program for snackers like your little one. Have them join us on Zoom (for now) for a hands-on live kids’ basic cooking demonstration, taught by a kid!

Master the art of independent snacking!

JOIN via Zoom. Link provided upon registration.

Explore Our Past Snacks

  • September: Egg-cellent Eggs
  • October: Cupcakes
  • November: Cookies Cutouts
  • December: Holiday Snacks
  • January: Grilled Cheese
  • February: Rice Krispies Treats
  • March: St. Patrick’s Day Cookies
  • April: Quesadillas
  • May Mac & Cheese

Feb
10
Fri
Family Valentine’s Dance @ Union Gardens Firehouse
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Bayshore Family Success Center is thrilled to be hosting our annual Valentine’s dance this year! Throw on your dancing shoes and grab the family and meet us at the Union Gardens Firehouse for an evening of music, dancing, candy, cupcakes and plenty of dessert! Registration is required. Contact us at 732.497.3811 or email us familysuccess@ymcanj.org

Feb
13
Mon
Jewelry Making @ Union Beach Memorial Library
Feb 13 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Kids 8 and over can join Debbie in making some jewelry that can be given to loved one or kept for yourself. A gift made from the heart. Union Beach Memorial Library, 810 Union Ave, Union Beach.

Register at familysuccess@ymcanj.org or contact the center at 732.497.3811

Feb
14
Tue
Grandparents Group: Learn & Share Your Story
Feb 14 @ 1:00 pm
Grandparents Group: Learn & Share Your Story @ New Jersey | United States

Monthly, Every Second Tuesday | 1 p.m.

Support for the Special Role You Play in Your Grandchild’s Life

Helping with the kids? From providing occasional babysitting to raising them as your own, more and more grandparents are actively involved in the day-to-day life of their grandchildren. Join us at our grandparent’s group to learn and share valuable information.

Monthly, Every Second Tuesday | 1 p.m.

Held virtually via zoom | Please contact us for the join code

RSVP required. For more information,
contact 732.497.3811 or familysuccess@ymcanj.org.

Feb
15
Wed
Pop-Up Baby Pantry, Keansburg @ Church of St. Anne
Feb 15 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The need for diapers doesn’t have to be overwhelming!

bayshore family success center baby in diaper

On average babies need 6 diapers a day and newborns need more than double that. Not having diapers can lead to less frequent changes causing severe diaper rash, urinary tract and staph infections, and other health conditions.

Supporting Families

The Bayshore Family Success Center is excited to provide a monthly Pop-Up Baby Pantry in partnership with Church of St. Ann and Child Care Resources. Inventory is based on community donations and includes diapers, wipes, rash cream/ointment, and formula. We have been fortunate to have a caring community continuously support us and we are currently well-stocked!

Our Pop-Up Baby Pantry is open the third Wednesday of every month. Please use the form below to register or contact us at familysuccess@ymcanj.org. Registration ends at 7 p.m. the Thursday before the next pop up.

Register Online

The Bayshore Family Success Center’s Pop-Up Baby Pantry is open to families who live in the Bayshore area which includes Keyport, Union Beach, Keansburg, North Middletown, Port Monmouth, Belford, Leonardo, Atlantic Highlands, and Highlands.

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Feb
16
Thu
Developing Financial Literacy for Youth @ Old Bridge Family YMCA
Feb 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Teens in 7th – 8th grades are invited to workshop ways toward: ✓Making Good Money Decisions Now and in the Future ✓Sound Saving and Spending ✓Non-Emotional Money Management. This event is presented by Heroes & Cool Kids, funded by the Old Bridge Township Municipal Alliance through a grant from the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse.