Local student receives O.C.E.A.N., Inc.

Board of Directors Scholarship

Ms. Daniela Madriz, a student at Lakewood High School is the recipient of the O.C.E.A.N., Inc. Board of Directors Scholarship in the amount of $5,000. Ms. Madriz was accepted at numerous colleges and has decided to attend Ocean County College in the Fall of 2017.

During her time at Lakewood High School, she was a member of the National Honors Society and the Spanish National Honors Society with honors in History and English AP. Her community activities included volunteering in after school activities, assisting at church activities, fundraising and participating in activities with special needs children.

Daniela’s ultimate goal is to become a neonatal nurse, a subspecialty of nursing that works with newborn infants born with challenges. “ This job is what I have always wanted to do, to work with newborn babies that need help or saving because they cannot help themselves,” said Ms. Madriz. “My educational objectives are to stay focused throughout all years at college where I can study to become the best neonatal nurse to make my family proud and to have a secure future.”

Ms. Madriz’s scholarship was made possible through CSBG grant funding by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. On behalf of the O.C.E.A.N., Inc. Board of Trustees and agency staff we wish Daniela the best in her future.

  Daniela Madriz

Daniela Madriz


O.C.E.A.N., Inc. First Time Homebuyer Seminars are Scheduled for August 7 & 14, 2017 (Registration Required)

O.C.E.A.N., Inc. will be conducting two (2) First Time Homebuyer Seminars on August 7th & August 14, 2017 from 6 pm to 9 pm. Classes will be conducted in the Cafeteria (2nd Floor) of the Ocean County Planning Building at 129 Hooper Avenue in downtown Toms River. Free parking is available at this location.

Registration is required. Please visit the O.C.E.A.N., Inc. Housing Counselor, Harriet Westbrook at the following address:

O.C.E.A.N., Inc.
S&F Plaza
2008 Rt. 37 East – Suite 12
Toms River, NJ 08753

For questions, please contact Harriet Westbrook at (732) 288-2614, Ext. 100. Office Hours are Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

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O.C.E.A.N., Inc. Receives In-Kind Support from Good Neighbors

Exelon staff from the Oyster Creek Generating Station and the United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties continue to be very good neighbors while being active in the community as they embarked on a summer clean-up project at the O.C.E.A.N., Inc. Child Development Center at the Ocean County College.  

At the Head Start Center, volunteers delved into projects including maintenance, indoor painting, power washing, organization of classroom and closet space, cabinet installation, reconstruction and painting of an outdoor picnic table and read stories to the students. 

O.C.E.A.N., Inc. truly appreciates the dedicated Exelon and the United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties staff for their hard work by providing O.C.E.A.N., Inc. with their time and materials allowing the agency to use the in-kind as a match to the agency federal Head Start grant. 

Their recognition of the needs of the community, the importance of their volunteering and supporting O.C.E.A.N., Inc. are greatly appreciated and they did a great job! The O.C.E.A.N., Inc. Board of Trustees and the administration thank them for the generous donation of their time and we look forward to working with them at future events.


Exelon Volunteer Employees-Clockwise: Matt Capone, Kaitlyn Roberts, Val Laudeman, Jacqui Moore, Ginny Griffin, Diane Wright, Lysle Sites, Tim Moore (Site Vice President) and Jason Eagan shared the playground with O.C.E.A.N., Inc. students. 


Snooki, JWoww and Bronna Lipton visit O.C.E.A.N., Inc. and donate toys to the Head Start Children through Second Chance Toys

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Snooki and JWoww recently visited Ocean Inc. along with Bronna Lipton, Executive Director of Second Chance Toys and donated over 200 toys to the Head Start Children at the O.C.E.A.N.,Inc. Head Start Center on the Campus of Ocean County College. The mission of O.C.E.A.N., Inc. is to improve the quality of life through the delivery of donated items that meet the needs of disadvantaged individuals, families and their children by assisting them in achieving self-sufficiency.

The agency staff and our Head Start families are very grateful for their donation and for their kindness. Their recognition of the needs of the community and the importance of their donation are greatly appreciated.




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O.C.E.A.N., Inc. Home Energy/Weatherization

52 Hyers Street

      Toms River, NJ 08754

Home Energy Phone Number: (732) 244-9041

Home Energy Fax Number: (732) 244-3962

Ocean and Monmouth County Weatherization Phone Number and Extensions: (732) 244-8176   Ext. 107 for Ocean County and Ext 111 for the Monmouth County Outreach Coordinator.     

(At this office, apply for Weatherization and Home Energy Assistance including NJ Shares and Gift of Warmth) 

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O.C.E.A.N., Inc. Southern Ocean County

Home Energy Office

Indian Plaza

304 Route 9 – Suite 6

                                      Waretown, NJ 08758

Home Energy Phone Number: (609) 549-5822

Home Energy Fax Number: (609) 549-5788

(At this office, apply for Home Energy Assistance including NJ Shares and Gift of Warmth)

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O.C.E.A.N., Inc. Home

Energy Office in Atlantic City

(Atlantic County)

1125 Atlantic Avenue

6th Floor – Suite 624

                                   Atlantic City, NJ 08401 

Home Energy Phone Number: (609) 345-1359 

        Home Energy Fax Number: (609) 345-1365

(At this office, apply for Home Energy Assistance including NJ Shares and Gift of Warmth)

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