20 Hadley Avenue, Toms River, NJ 08730 – 732.505.3400 – Fax: 732.505.3403 

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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported

1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Our Vision

That all children achieve success in life


We partner with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community and hold ourselves accountable for each child in our program achieving:

  • Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships

  • Avoidance of risky behaviors

  • Educational success 


Eligibility Requirements/Program Explained

  1. Must be 21 years of age

  2. Must be a resident of Ocean County for at least 3 months & plan to remain a resident at least 1 year

  3. Must be willing to see the Little 2 – 4 times a month for 3 – 4 hours (Community-Based), or weekly for 1 hour (School- Based) for minimum of 1 year from time of match

  4. Has access to a motor vehicle with appropriate license and insurance

  5. Process will include an orientation, written application, background check including fingerprinting and DMV check, personal interview, home visit (community-based only), and training

  6. Four references will be required, one from the employer 

It is important to note that the agency has the right to accept or deny participants, or close a match at any time. For additional information or questions please call 732-505-3400 x 5