The Arc Partners with Oak Knoll School’s Softball Team for Parents Night Out

May 20th, 2019

On Friday, May 17th six young volunteers from the Oak Knoll School’s softball team attended The Arc of Essex County’s Parents Night Out program which provided parents with an evening of respite care for their children, giving them the opportunity to refuel, recharge, and manage family life.

The young volunteers were able to sneak in some outdoor fun with program attendees before the sun went down and enjoyed playing board games and creating arts and crafts projects with the participants. They also provided snacks and refreshments for all of the evening’s attendees.  At the end of the night, the softball team donated the excess supplies they brought to The Arc of Essex County's children’s services.

The Arc of Essex County’s Parents Night Out program will return in the fall.  Stay tuned to our social media channels as we announce further details.  If your children are interested in attending, contact Children and Family Services Manager, Jennifer DeBarr, at or (973) 535-1181 ext. 1292.

Do you have a loved one between the ages of 5 and 18 years old interested in children’s programs like Parents Night Out and social events?  Additional services provided by our children’s services department are listed here.