The Provident Bank Foundation Awards $7,500 to Collier Youth Services

The Provident Bank Foundation Awards $7,500 to Collier Youth Services
Posted on 12/06/2018
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Collier Youth Services, a non-profit organization that empowers at-risk youth to grow toward their potential in an environment of belonging, dignity, and hope, is proud to announce that The Provident Bank Foundation has awarded a $7,500 grant to Collier to support Collier House and Collier Group Home.

Collier Youth Services operates two residential programs: Collier Group Home in Red Bank and Collier House in Keyport. Collier Group Home prepares teenage girls to successfully return to their families. Collier House transitions young women from dependent living or homelessness to healthy, self-sufficient lives.

Collier House and Collier Group Home both address the immediate needs for safe housing and food security while providing in-depth counseling and life skills training with the ultimate goal of reunification or independent living. Through support, validation, compassion, and understanding, counselors in both homes work with each young woman to overcome and gain knowledge about their past trauma. In Collier’s stable and affirming environment, residents learn how to form healthy relationships and demonstrate emotional wellness. “We continue to evolve to meet the changing needs of the young women we serve. But one constant is our firm belief that everyone deserves to feel loved and accepted,” stated Kerry Fiasconaro, Program Manager of Collier House.

"Our focus has always been to enable people to live healthy, safe and fulfilled lives by providing funding to organizations like Collier," said Jane Kurek, Executive Director of The Provident Bank Foundation. "Without a doubt, this grant will directly impact many women in our communities and we are honored to be a part of Collier Youth Services’ great work.”
According to Russell Gartz, Director of External Relations at Collier Youth Services, “Collier is thrilled that The Provident Bank Foundation has partnered and invested in the young woman in Collier’s Residential Program. The Provident Bank Foundation has proven they care and want to help our residents.  This grant sends a powerful message to these young women that their community is behind them and rooting for them to succeed.”

For over 90 years, Collier Youth Services has focused on improving the lives of underserved youth with academic, developmental, and emotional challenges. Collier operates an array of programs, including Collier High School, Collier Middle School, Extended School Year programs, Collier Group Home, and Collier House, in addition to Kateri Day Camp. Collier’s mission is built on an unwavering belief in the worth and potential of all individuals and their capacity for change. For more details, please visit or call 732-946-4771.

 The Provident Bank Foundation was established in 2003 by Provident Bank to enhance the quality of life in the region through support of not-for-profit groups, institutions, schools and other 501(c)(3) organizations that provide services in communities served by the Bank. Since inception, the Foundation has granted more than $24 million to not-for-profit organizations and institutions working toward stronger communities. For more information, visit or call (862) 260-3990.

Provident Bank at Collier Youth Services

Photo Caption:  Jane Kurek (second from right), Executive Director of The Provident Bank Foundation, along with Erman Civelek (left) and Peter O’Neill (right) of Beacon Trust, presented The Provident Bank Foundation's Major Grant to Sr. Debbie Drago (middle), Executive Director of Collier Youth Services, and Kerry Fiasconaro (second from left), Program Manager of Collier House.