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Highlands Family Success Center

1546 Union Valley Road
West milford, NJ 07480

Contact Name: Wilson Santos
Telephone: (973)506-6575
Email: highlandsfsc@gmail.com
Mobile: 917-652-9583

Website: http://www.HighlandsFSC.org

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Our Mission
The Highlands Family Success Center is a community gathering place geared to inform and empower families. We provide support, referrals, activities and workshops to enrich the lives of others and strengthen connections within and between families.

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Our Services
All services are free and include:
1. Access to child, maternal and family health information
2. Employment related services
3. Information and Referral Services
4. Housing Related Services
5. Advocacy
6. Parent Education & Parent-Child Activities
7. Life Skills Workshops
8. Community Engagement
9. Strengthening Families Events
10. Volunteer and Intern Opportunities
11. Fatherhood initiatives
12. Youth engagement activities
13. Other activities and services as identified by the community

The Friends of Wallisch Homestead

C/O John Hefferon 510 Ridge Rd
West Milford, NJ 07480

Contact Name: John Hefferon
Telephone: (973)907-6021
Email: wallischhomestead@gmail.com

Website: http://www.wallischhomestead.org

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The Friends are a newly incorporated non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to preserving and promoting the buildings on the 200 year old Wallisch Homestead.

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Recreation, Hiking, Education, Community Events, Civic Groups, Environmental land stewardship and Open Space. We invite everyone to come enjoy a Diamond in the Rough! Nestled in the heart of West Milford in Northern Passaic County lies a 100 acre farm which was left to the Township of West Mlford and the West Milford Board of Educaton by the Wallisch brothers, life long dedicated public servants in the community. Several hiking trails have been developed by Ramapo College who marked them with educational markers along the way. The open vistas of Bearfort Mountain to the west offers a spectacular back drop to the wonderful structures which are over 100 years old. Hiking, bird watching and enjoying the open space are all here.

One of our High School students put it best in the short which follows below.

Revitalizing History: Wallisch Homestead

By John Michael Gomez

Just minutes away from the modern center of West Milford, on Lincoln Avenue, lays one of the last remnants of the town’s early history, the Wallisch Homestead. Dating back to 1824, the Wallisch Homestead was one of the original tracts of land which made up West Milford, which would initially be known as “New Milford”, a site with a storied past and a future brimming with potential.

According to Preservation New Jersey’s website, which lists the site as one of the ten most endangered historic sites in the state, the estate dates back to the early 1800’s and formed one of the last surviving land parcels that made up the original area of West Milford. The first family to own and live on the property was the Tichnors, who were succeeded by a man by the name of J.H Gregory who, in the mid-1800s, built some of the structures which are still on the property to this day. The property has changed hands a few times, at least five, with half of the property being willed to the Township of West Milford and the other half to the School Board by the early 2000s. But over the course of its 190 years, the property has been used for a variety of activities. Outdoor activities such as swimming, ice skating, camping, hiking, and other various events have been commonplace on the property throughout its history. This is a trend that the site’s friends group, The Friends of Wallisch Homestead, hopes to continue well into the future.

The best things about the Wallisch Homestead don’t simply lay in the site’s history, they lay in its future. Looking towards the future, the Friends of Wallisch Homestead has very high hopes for the property and aims to transform the property into a “cultural, recreational, and educational center”, as per their website. To this end, the group hopes to offer a variety of new educational programs on the 100 acre property which includes programs on birds, astronomy, butterflies, and natives plants among other things. These programs will all be aimed at providing the community with new opportunities to learn about the natural world around them. In addition to these programs, the group is hosting an art and photo show this May which is open to all. The group also plans to begin, at the very least, to stabilize and maintain the buildings on the property to ensure that this important facet of local history is preserved.

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Chabad Jewish Center Upper Passaic County

PO Box 433
Wanaque, NJ 07465

Contact Name: Rabbi Mendy Gurkov
Telephone: (201)696-7609
Email: Rabbi@jewishhighlands.org

Website: http://www.jewishhighlands.org

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Welcome to The Chabad Jewish Center – Upper Passaic County, servicing the cities of Ringwood, Wanaque and West Milford.

Chabad Jewish Center’s unique approach and unconditional acceptance of people, create a dynamic and flourishing community. At the Chabad Jewish Center there is no membership. Everyone belongs!

Take a moment to browse through our newly revamped site and join a program that fits your needs.

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St Joseph Food Pantry

454 Germantown Road
West Milford, NJ 07480

Contact Name: St Joseph Church
Telephone: (973)697-6100
Email: bulletin@optonline.net

Website: http://www.stjosephctr.org/familly_center.html

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Food Pantry for the families of West Milford

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The Family Center and Food Pantry is the heart of St. Joseph Center’s efforts to help working poor families achieve and maintain stability as they make their way toward lasting self-sufficiency. As the Center’s original program, the Family Center continues to serve a great number of people’s basic needs. But as new needs have arisen in the community, new services have been added. Sometimes these services remain within the Family Center, and sometimes they become distinct programs.

Vacamas Programs for Youth

256 Macopin Rd,
West Milford, NJ 07480

Contact Name: Janet Werner
Telephone: (973)725-3750
Email: jwerner@vacamas.org

Website: http://www.vacamas.org

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Vacamas is a comprehensive youth development agency with 250 private acres that can be used for conference and retreat groups with a focus on team building. All staff members are professionally trained and WILL get the best from your team. All revenue goes towards the youth development mission.

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Conference and Retreat Center, Day Camp, Overnight Camp, and In-School Services

West Milford Library

1490 Union Valley Road West Milford NJ, 07480
West Milford, NJ 07480

Contact Name: Deborah Maynard
Telephone: (973)728-2824
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Fax: (973)728-2106

Website: http://www.wmtl.org/

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Libraries impact people’s lives in many ways. The West Milford Township Library is the community’s intellectual and cultural center, providing lifelong learning, excellent staffing, and resources that inform, inspire, entertain, and enrich the entire community.

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Sustainable West Milford

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West Milford, NJ 07480

Contact Name: David Watson-Hallowell
Telephone: (973)853-2139
Email: DavidH3168@aol.com

Website: http://www.sustainablewestmilford.org

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Sustainable West Milford is a non-profit organization that looks to “Enable community members to transform West Milford and it’s regional neighbors into an economically vibrant, environmentally friendly, and sustainable community through their personal participation and leadership.” As the timeless Hopi Indian expression relates: “We are the ones we have been waiting for.” In other words, We are people just like you that have grown tired of waiting for someone else to “fix it.” We are people just like you that have decided to step up and make the changes that are so desperately needed. We are people just like you that want to leave a better place behind for our children and their childrens’ children We are people just like you who don’t know how this will all work out but are courageous enough to find out. We are people just like you that believe they can make a difference. We are people just like you that have unique skills, abilities, and interests which, when focused collectively on a shared vision, can achieve anything.

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environmentally friendly

Our Lady Queen Of Peace Church

1911 Union Valley Road
West Milford, NJ 07480

Contact Name: Father Michael Rodak
Telephone: (973)728-8162
Email: frmichaelrodak@olqpnj.org

Fax: (973)728-4650

Website: http://www.olqpnj.org/

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The Parish Family of Our Lady Queen of Peace, a Catholic residential community in the foothills of Northern Passaic County, is rooted in the Franciscan tradition of prayer, hospitality, joy, and faith. Understanding our baptismal commitment and celebrating our life in Christ through the sacraments, especially the Eucharist, we joyfully accept the call to be a sign of God’s universal love for all creation in the Township of West Milford, New Jersey. Together, we continually strive to serve the varied needs of our parish and the larger community, with a special concern for the unwelcomed and alienated. We wish to fulfill our mission through sharing our experience of God’s love as revealed in Jesus Christ.

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West Milford Presbyterian Church

1452 Union Valley Rd
West Milford, NJ 07480

Contact Name: Rev. Dr. Janet Macgregor-Williams
Telephone: (973)728-0369
Email: wmpchurch@gmail.com

Fax: 973-728-0369

Website: http://www.wmpchurch.org/

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West Milford Presbyterian Church is called by God to work
to fulfill the mission of his son, Jesus Christ.:

This calling is our guide to minister to one another by:

* promoting and engaging in purposeful and meaningful worship

*teaching and witnessing to foster our mutual spiritual growth

*reaching out to each other in a caring and nurturing fellowship

*engaging ourselves in the on-going life of the church.

And to our community by:
* reaching out in our ministry to welcome and include the community

* engaging ourselves in the life of the community in ways that share our vision with the community

* working with the community to extend the Good News and grow in faith.

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