Welcome To The Center 

Brochure 2021

Founded in 1972, St. Francis Community Center offers a wide variety of services and programs aimed at meeting the needs of residents of Ocean County, regardless of age, race, gender, nationality, religious affiliation, handicapping condition or socioeconomic status. Services offered include: Preschool; Senior Center; Aquatic Center; Counseling Center; Family Support Services, Youth Program; Educational Support Services; Recreation Program; Volunteer Program and many Special Events. The Center’s facilities include: A regulation gymnasium; competition-size indoor pool; and two heated outdoor pools.

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Center Holiday Closings: 

5/31/2021 Memorial Day

7/04/2021 Independence Day

7/05/2021 Independence Day Observed

9/06/2021 Labor Day

11/02/2021 Community Center In-Service Day 11/25/2021 Thanksgiving

11/26/2021 Thanksgiving Friday

12/24th -27th/2021 Christmas 

12/31/2021 New Year’s Day Observed

1/01/2022 New Year’s Day 2022

Open Gym Membership Only………….$50/year

(18 & older)

Any child under age 5 is granted membership rates

if one parent has a valid membership.

See Aquatics Page For Pool Rates

We reserve the right to cancel any class or activity due to insufficient enrollment.

Classes or activities may also be cancelled because of hazardous weather conditions.

Emergency Information
Available on the Community Center’s answering machine and on the following radio stations and websites:

92.7 WOBM; 100.1 WJRZ; B98.5; or 107.1 The Breeze;,, or


Para Nuestra Comunidad Hispana
Es nuestro placer anunciar que en nuestro centro comunitario hay personas que hablan Español. Estas personas pueden ayudar con
cualquier necesidad. Si usted

We're Always Looking For Volunteers

Volunteering is a Community Tradition at St. Francis
Each year, over 1,100 people volunteer countless hours of service in order to help others.

Our volunteers make things happen throughout our community and inspire all of us with their compassion, energy, enthusiasm and stamina.

Volunteer opportunities are available in the following areas: Youth Basketball Coaches, Poster & Brochure Distribution,Festival of the Sea,

18 Mile Run, Super Plunge Sunday, Special Events, Senior Services & Human Concerns.
If interested in volunteering, please contact (609) 494-8861

Looking To Join OUR TEAM? 

For St. Francis Parish Info

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Recreation & Athletics

Recreation & Athletics

Check Out Our Great Sports Offerings



LBI's Aquatic Center Learn More

Children's Services

Children's Services

Learn About Our Children's Programs Here

Counseling Services

Counseling Services

Affordable Trauma Informed Psychotherapy

CSVA Program

CSVA Program

Reach Out To Become A Confidential Sexual Violence Advocate

Summer Camp

Summer Camp

Learn About Our Summer Camp Program For Children

Educational Services

Educational Services

Learn About Our Educational Opportunities

Family Support

Family Support

Family Support Options Are Available Click Here

Senior Services

Senior Services

We Offer Ways To Help Seniors Live Better

Food Pantry

Food Pantry

St. Francis's Food Pantry Information

Anonymous Self Help

Anonymous Self Help

Learn About Local Meetings Of AA & Al -Anon

Special Events &18 Mile Run

Special Events &18 Mile Run

Fall's Biggest Sporting Event On LBI

Alone,We Can Do So Little.

Together, We Can Do So Much.

- Community Means Everything

Wendy Saunders, LCSW

Executive Director

609-494-8861 Ext. 162

Amy Bodine

Human Resources

609-494-8861 Ext. 122

Amanda DeFusco

Public Relations - Volunteers - Special Events

609-494-8861 Ext. 118

Danielle Dunne, LPC

Counseling Services

609-494-8861 Ext. 131

Linda Falb

Senior Services

609-494-8861 Ext. 111

Lauren Goldsmith, LCSW

Educational and Career Services

Stacey Kelsall, CRMA


609-494-8861 Ext. 119

Breanne La Marco, LCSW

Family Support Services

609-494-8861 Ext. 182

Steve La Marco


609-494-8861 Ext. 105

Amy Marks

Community Developement

609-494-8861 Ext.102

Katie Opauski, MSW, LSW, MAT

Children's Services

609-494-8861 Ext. 114

Just The Facts

Location: 4700 Long Beach Blvd,

Long Beach Township, NJ 08008-3926.
Phone: 609-494-8861

Business Hours:
Monday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed