Private meetings with an attorney are available at Project Self-Sufficiency to those who may need advice about divorce, bankruptcy or other topics.  Individual consultations will be offered at 45-minute intervals on Thursdays, January 1st – 29th, between the hours of 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  The sessions are free and open to Sussex County residents who meet income eligibility requirements; consultations are by appointment only. 


Sussex County attorney Ann Pompelio, Esquire, has volunteered her time extensively at Project Self-Sufficiency, offering individual consultations to clients as well as facilitating free seminars about her area of specialty, Family Law.  “I applaud the existence of Project Self-Sufficiency and I am proud to be a family law attorney who can educate people about the law, the divorce process, custody laws, and how to file a motion to get a revision of child support.  Project Self-Sufficiency is a valuable organization.  Family law is my area of expertise and I think it is important to give back to the community.  I am fortunate to be able to run my own business and volunteer right down the street.”

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Sussex County residents in need of legal guidance are paired with a member of the Sussex County Bar Association with expertise in matters of Family Law, Bankruptcy or other topics.  “The members of the Sussex County Bar Association who volunteer their time each month are providing an invaluable service,” notes Deborah Berry-Toon, Executive Director of Project Self-Sufficiency.  “Their commitment to this program is laudable.  We are extremely fortunate to have such a dedicated group of individuals offering their help to area residents at such a critical time in their lives.”


Project Self-Sufficiency is a private non-profit community-based organization dedicated to improving the lives of low-income families residing in northwestern New Jersey.  The agency’s mission is to provide a broad spectrum of holistic, respectful, and comprehensive services enabling low-income single parents, teen parents, two-parent families, and displaced homemakers to improve their lives and the lives of their children through the achievement of personal and economic self-sufficiency and family stability.  Since 1986 Project Self-Sufficiency has served more than 20,000 families, including over 30,000 children.

To make an appointment for a legal consultation or to find out more about the other services available at Project Self-Sufficiency, call 973-940-3500.  Information about Project Self-Sufficiency is also available at