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  • Annual Spring Luncheon & Fashion Show set for May 8th

    March 28, 2019News

    The public is cordially invited to attend the 62nd annual Navarumsunk Auxiliary Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show to be held Wednesday, May 8th, at Branches in West Long Branch. Tickets are $60 per person and include a special shopping boutique, chance auction and fashion show featuring the latest spring designs and trends courtesy of Le Papillion in Rumson. To receive your invitation, contact FCS Director of Development Diane Gribbin at 732-222-9111 or at developmentinfo@fcsmonmouth.org 

  • Colleen Verriest named CEO of FCS

    February 13, 2019News

    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

    January 16, 2019News

    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…)

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  • Supportive Home Health Aide Recognized

    April 16, 2019Blog

    Stephanie Holmes has been caring for frail and chronically ill seniors for most of her adult life.  Shortly after graduating high school, Stephanie completed the necessary training to become a Certified Home Health Aide, or CHHA. She spent the next several decades working as a CHHA at a number of residential care facilities in New Jersey before an injury derailed her career. That’s when this mother of four boys decided to become a Supportive Home Health Aide with FCS Home Care Services.  (more…)

  • Elevate Social Work!

    March 28, 2019Blog

    March is National Social Work Month… a welcome opportunity to celebrate the invaluable work of our professional social workers and to highlight the important role they play in fulfilling the Mission and Vision of our 110-year-old agency. Modern social work grew out of attempts, often by volunteers, to tackle the unmet needs of our society. This was certainly the case for Family and Children’s Service (FCS), which was founded in 1909 on the promise to “improve the conditions in the homes of the poor.” (more…)

  • Celebrating Black History Month

    February 21, 2019Blog

    The following was written by Kia Pratt, a social worker with FCS’s Community Support Services.

    February is Black History Month, a time to celebrate the accomplishments of African Americans, many of whom overcame tremendous adversity to positively impact the future of our world. As an African American woman, I am especially interested in raising awareness of the too-often neglected achievements of African American women — women like pioneering social justice reformer Mary Church Terrell.


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