Who We Are

Founded in 1909, Family & Children’s Service (FCS) is Monmouth County’s oldest private nonprofit social service agency. The agency offers diverse programs and services that address homelessness; neglect, abuse or exploitation; health and respite care; financial instability due to physical, developmental or mental disabilities; childhood literacy and obesity; long-term care planning and Medicare counseling. They include: Adult Protective Services, Jersey Assistance for Community Caregivers (JACC), Healthy Buddies, Home Care Services, Homecare Grant Assistance, Medicare Application Assistance Program (MAAP), Operation Sleighbells, Reading Buddies, Representative Payee, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Statewide Respite Care, State Health Insurance Program (SHIP), Telephone Reassurance and The Thrift Boutique. All our programs and services are provided regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, language spoken or physical or mental ability. And while FCS partners with many organizations and government agencies, in many cases, we are the sole county-designated provider of unduplicated services and the last hope for individuals, families and seniors in crisis.

Mission

Family & Children’s Service provides compassionate care, intervention and education to support people during challenging times in their lives.

Vision

Family & Children’s Service strengthens, protects and preserves the dignity and independence of people in need.

Our Team

At Family & Children’s Service, the vision of our founders, which has benefited the community for more than a century, continues to guide us as we work to fulfill our mission to provide compassionate care, intervention and education to support people during challenging times in their lives.