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Friendship Center for New Beginnings (FCNB) is a Christian outreach ministry to single
mothers, and a
501(c)3 organization, which has a history of adapting successfully to the changing
needs of single mothers in our community, since its foundation in 1983. Our mission
is to empower single parent families to reach their full potential as individuals.
We offer clients from the three counties of Hunterdon, Somerset, and Warren, parenting
education and material support items, at our facility here in the Hunterdon County
seat of Flemington, and we have a further 300 clients visit our educational website
from all over the nation. We are also invited each year to local high school health
fairs, at which several thousand students have the opportunity to visit our booth
(and they do, in great numbers!) for healthy relationship education, which encourages
them with current research on the “success sequence”: finish high school, (and preferably
graduate from college) and save sex for marriage. Further, FCNB initiated a Community
Marriage Policy, involving twenty-five local pastors who committed themselves to
strengthening marriage, and lowering the percentage of divorces and separations by
providing thorough premarital counseling, marriage enrichment seminars and small
group activities, and offering help to couples in crisis, using FCNB’s comprehensive
library – now being used extensively, and at no cost, by many churches and agencies
in our neighborhood. The community benefits from this pro-active stance, as the majority
of high schoolers now choose abstinence, marriages are strengthened, and those who
are already single parent families become fulfilled and productive citizens.