What's Happening at FCS

Colleen Verriest named CEO of FCS

Family & Children’s Service (FCS), Monmouth County’s oldest, private nonprofit social service agency today announced that its Board of Directors has named Colleen Verriest, MSW, LCSW, as the agency’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Verriest brings to the agency more than 15 years of leadership experience in social services delivery in Monmouth and Ocean Counties, including directing the development and expansion of essential programs and services designed to enrich the lives of children and families in the community. She becomes the 18th leader of FCS since the agency’s founding in 1909. (more…)


FCS celebrates 110th Anniversary

2019 is a significant anniversary for Family & Children’s Service (FCS); it marks 110 years since the agency’s founding in 1909 when a group of Long Branch community leaders came together to purchase gifts for impoverished children at Christmastime. Initially incorporated as “The Long Branch Society for the Improvement of the Poor,” the group quickly expanded it mission to meet other critical needs, offering clothing, housing, medical and legal assistance to those who could not afford it.  (more…)


Sleighbells serves 1,700 Children

Hundreds of Monmouth County families enjoyed a brighter holiday season this year, thanks to dozens of area businesses, organizations and individuals who partnered with FCS to support our annual toy drive, Operation Sleighbells.  The program, which traces its roots to our founding in 1909, provided thousands of donated toys, books, coats, pajamas and infant necessities to more than 1,700 local children in need.

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Outgoing CEO Delly Beekman talks agency milestones with Comcast TV

Outgoing FCS CEO Delly Beekman recently sat down with Comcast TV’s Jill Horner to talk about the agency reaching several significant milestones, both this year and next. Watch the full interview.

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Honoring our Leading Lights

More than 170 friends, supporters and guests of FCS turned out to celebrate 109 years of service to the community Saturday, October 27th, at the Navesink Country Club, and recognize three remarkable individuals for their commitment to the agency’s Mission and Vision. The 2018 Leading Lights Gala honored former FCS Board member Kathy Goullet, former FCS Golf Classic chair Ron Gillaspie and Monmouth Park Racetrack. (more…)


Donations sought for Operation Sleighbells

“Granting the holiday wish of a child may not seem like much, but to the child who might not otherwise receive a gift… or the parent who cannot provide one… it is everything.” – FCS CEO Delly Beekman

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You’re Invited to the 2018 Leading Lights Gala

The 2018 Leading Lights Gala Committee

The Leading Lights Gala committee cordially invites you to join them on Saturday, October 27, at Navesink Country for the annual Leading Lights Gala, celebrating 109 years of Family & Children’s Service (FCS) and honoring our 2018 “Leading Lights”, Kathy Goullet, Ron Gillaspie and Monmouth Park Race Track. Tickets to the event may be purchased online at accel events or by contacting FCS Director of Development Diane Gribbin at 732-22-9111 ext. 134 or at dgribbin@fcsmonmouth.org.

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Home Care Service receives Full Accreditation

FCS Home Care Service

The New Jersey Commission on Accreditation for Home Care (CAHC) has granted full accreditation to Family & Children’s Service’s (FCS) Home Care Service, giving it high marks for maintaining the highest standards of quality care for its clients and their families. CAHC is a nonprofit accrediting body that insures industry standards for home care services throughout the state and accredits agencies that meet those standards. (more…)