Who We Are

Daily Operations

Ginnie’s House employs licensed therapists and a staff well equipped to serve the children, families and community of Sussex County, NJ. Office hours vary. Please call 973-579-0770 to request an appointment. Emergency access is available to participating agencies at all times.

Board Members

Overseeing The Center is a Board of Trustees that comprises of representatives from participating agencies, the Board of Chosen Freeholders, business and community leaders.

  • Michelle Adan – Secretary
  • Peggy Cofrancesco
  • Benjamin Davey – DCP&P
  • Jason Hackelberg – Treasurer
  • Jessica A. Jansyn
  • Francis Koch – Sussex County Prosecutor
  • Lauren Krol
  • Virginia N. Littell – Chairman
  • Ron-Dee Lockwood – Vice President
  • Megan O’Grady
  • Herb Yardley – SC Board of County Commissioners
  • Reverend Nancy Young
  • Patricia Lynch, RN, FN-CSA
  • Chief Steven Vannieuwland – Newton Police


Kristi Young

Executive Director

Erin Coriston LCSW

Child & Family Therapist

Jamie Fekete, MSW, LSW

Child & Family Therapist

Alexandra Eid, MA

Family Advocate

Andrea Ryker

Community Resource director

Belle Ward

Child Abuse Prevention Coordinator

Laurie Dubel

Laurie Dubel

Operations Manager

Aileen Patterson


Vanessa Amaro-Perez

Prevention Educator (Spanish Speaking)

Our Partner Agencies

Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office

  • Major Crimes Unit
  • Victim Witness Unit

Division of Child Protection and Permanency

Local Law Enforcement Agencies

Andover Twp.
Byram Twp.
Borough of Franklin
Hamburg Borough
Twp. Hardyston
Hopatcong Borough
Town of Newton
Ogdensburg Borough
Sparta Twp.
Stanhope Borough
Vernon Twp.
New Jersey State Police and Sussex County Sheriff’s Office

Forensic Nurse Examiners

Center for Evaluation and Counseling

  • Evalu­ations
  • Thera­peutic Services
  • Thera­peutic Supervised Visitation

Family Intervention Services

  • Thera­peutic Services
  • In-Home Family Support Services
  • Super­vised Visitation

NewBridge Services

  • Evalu­­ations
  • Thera­­peutic Services

Ginnie’s House CAC

  • MDT Coordinator
  • Family Advocate
  • Child Therapy
  • Medical Services
  • Com­mu­nity Education and Awareness

Our Alliances

We are accredited members of National Children’s Alliance (NCA) and are members of the New Jersey Children’s Alliance, state chapter of NCA. The National Children’s Alliance has 10 Accreditation Standards with which Ginnie’s House complies. These include:

A Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) investigation which allows for prompt, culturally competent and age appropriate interagency response to reports of criminal child abuse.

Culturally competent services provided by all child abuse intervention and therapeutic professionals.

A forensic child interview conducted by a trained law enforcement professional and a DCP&P investigator.

Referrals to specialized medical services either on-site or through community linkages.

Referrals to specialized mental health services and evaluations either on-site or through partner agencies.

Victim and Family Advocacy to provide additional support, education and resources, including court preparation and accompaniment.

Routine case review by MDT professionals to ensure all needed services have been made available.

Case tracking to assess aggregate data, monitor case progress, and track outcomes.

An organizational capacity to provide management of these services.

A comfortable, safe, private environment which provides both physical safety as well as psychological safety to the child and non-offending family and/or caregivers.