What is PEP?

PEP stands for the Parent Enrichment Program
A program designed to offer skills, training, and support to parents with children who are at risk of abuse or neglect in Union County

Where are we going, where have we been?
The Parent Enrichment Program has been in existence since 1980 and has provided individualized, in-home assessments, social service links, and parent education training to a wide array of people including pregnant women, parents who are young adults or teens, parents in alcohol/substance abuse recover, parents who have a disability, and parents who need vocational training.

How does PEP help its members?
The program offers core parent education classes once a week. We cover a range of topics to include health and fitness, nutrition, prevention of abuse and neglect, discipline, child development, and home safety. Upon our parents’ request, we have also offered training on resolving problems at school, sibling rivalry, toilet training, and poor sleeping or eating habits. Tests are given weekly to assess our parents’ strengths, weaknesses, and progress in parenting class. In-home training is provided depending on the family’s need, and provides families with one on one assistance and feedback in their weak areas. Transportation and social service links are also provided to families.

For more information, please contact our Information & Referral Department at 908-354-3040 or