3rd Annual Hearts of Hope Breakfast


February 12, 2020
08:15 AM until 09:30 AM



Four Local Nonprofits Joining Forces to Empower At-Risk Youth

3rd Annual Hearts of Hope Breakfast


For the past few years, Collier Youth Services, a non-profit organization that empowers at-risk youth, has been hosting its Annual Hearts of Hope Breakfast. This year, to make a greater impact on at-risk youth, they partnered with 3 local nonprofits—Family and Children’s Services (FCS), Help for Children Foundation (formerly Hope for Children Foundation), and the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County.

With over 360 years of experience working with local at-risk youth, each of these four organizations has deep roots within their communities as well as an affinity for providing progressive and impactful services. When the Hearts of Hope Breakfast started in 2017, it was Collier’s hope to empower the young women in the Collier Residential Program. “We quickly realized we could be making an even greater impact by partnering with other similar nonprofits. Each of our organizations has significantly empowered those we serve—we even serve many of the same youth—so it only seemed logical to pool our resources to make this event sensational and strengthen the lives of young people in Monmouth County,” stated Russell Gartz, Director of External Relations at Collier Youth Services.

The Hearts of Hope Breakfast will feature a keynote speaker, Ms. Christine Carter-Love, Executive Director of Family Promise of Monmouth County. Ms. Carter-Love has been described as “fearless, steadfast, and on a mission,” and has been featured in Forbes Woman, Black Enterprise, My9 News, and other media outlets.

The Hearts of Hope Breakfast will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 from 8:15 AM – 9:30 AM at the Ocean Place Resort and Spa in Long Branch. To purchase tickets, or for more information, visit www.collieryouthservices.org/HoH or contact Mary at 732-946-4771 x132 or at events@collieryouthservices.org.


About the Hearts of Hope Partners

Collier Youth Services has been providing at-risk youth a chance to grow toward their potential in an environment that promotes belonging dignity and hope through Collier School, Collier Residential Program, and Kateri Day Camp. www.collieryouthservices.org

The YMCA of Greater Monmouth County focuses on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility with the belief that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health, and our neighbors. https://ymcanj.org/

Help for Children Foundation is committed to enhancing the lives of the children in the community—whether it’s a child suffering from a medical condition, an under-privileged child, or an organization that makes a difference in the life of a child—one child at a time. https://hfcf.org/

Family and Children’s Services provides passionate care, intervention, and education to support people at challenging times in their lives. Through their 13 programs and services, the agency works to strengthen, protect, and preserve the dignity and independence of people in need. https://fcsmonmouth.org/





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1 Ocean Blvd
Long Branch, NJ

Additional Information


Collier Youth Services


732-946-4771 x130

Contact name

Russell Gartz

Contact email


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