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Now Accepting Applications for Free Certified Home Health Aide Class

Our 2016 CHHA training graduates

FCS is currently accepting applications for its free Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) class to be held this summer, July 5th through the 26th at Keyport High School in Keyport, NJ.  The 76-hour training program, which can cost upwards of $1,500, is being offered at no cost to students through generous grants from Investors Bank™ and the Mary Owen Borden Foundation. The grants also include funds to cover many of the associated costs and fees normally absorbed by students, including educational materials, application and licensing fees. Learn more


Thrift Boutique partners with Cinderella’s Closet to offer Formal Wear

The FCS Thrift Boutique is partnering with Cinderella’s Closet of Monmouth County, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting self-esteem among young adults, to offer a special sale of new formal dresses and gowns at the Boutique’s new location at 604 Second Avenue in Long Branch.

“We are excited to partner with Cinderella’s Closet, an organization whose Mission closely aligns with our own,” says FCS CEO Delly Beekman. “The partnership allows us to provide a valuable resource to budget-minded families and individuals, while at the same time, raise funds for essential programs and services that serve the most vulnerable in our community.” Learn more


FCS Welcomes new members to Board of Directors

We are proud to announce the appointment of three new members to our Board of Directors: Rabbi Marc Aaron Kline of Monmouth Reform Temple, Carrie Page of Fair Haven and Jack Weakley of Middletown.

“We are extremely pleased to have Carrie, Jack and Rabbi Kline join our board of Directors,” says FCS Board Chair Paul Stach. “Given their diverse backgrounds in finance, marketing, law and community outreach, they will be a valuable resource for the board and management as we continue to address the changing, unmet needs of our community.” Learn more


You’re Invited to the 60th Annual Spring Luncheon

Navarumsunk2017invite FINAL_Page_1Spring is in the air, and the ladies of the Navarumsunk Auxiliary are gearing up for their 60th Annual Spring Luncheon & Fashion Show, Wednesday, May 10, at Branches in West Long Branch. 

“We are especially excited to celebrate our 60th Anniversary,” says Auxiliary President Arlene Lospinoso. “Our Diamond Anniversary is a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with so many of our friends and supporters, and to recognize the important work that what we have done as women to help fulfill the Mission and Vision of FCS.”

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We’re Hiring

now hiringCurrently seeking applicants for several open positions including an experienced Human Resource Manager, licensed Social Worker and Certified Home Health Aides. Learn more.


FCS Thrift Boutique to reopen in new Location

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The FCS Thrift Boutique’s new home at 604 Second Ave., Long Branch

Six months after fire damaged the building that housed the FCS (Family & Children’s Service) Thrift Boutique at 307 Branchport Avenue in Long Branch, forcing the agency to suspend business for the remainder of the year, we are proud to announce that the store will reopen in March in a new location just across town, at 604 Second Avenue in the West End Plaza.

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Operation Sleighbells Serves Record 600 Families

Managers from 18 Shop & Stop grocery stores deliver toys and gifts donated by their employees.

More than 2,000 Monmouth County children and their families had a brighter holiday season this year thanks to the kindness and generosity of all those who supported FCS 2016 Operation Sleighbells.  Dozens of area companies, businesses, schools and organizations participated by collecting and donating several thousand toys, books, coats, and infant necessities to help fulfill the holiday wishes of area children and families in need.  Learn more