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Counseling & Behavioral Health

Connect people to the right resources in the community.  We maintain three statewide 24 hour hotlines;  we provide prevention programs aimed at keeping children and families safe and healthy; we offer individual, group, and family counseling;  we provide HIV/AIDS services, we help low income seniors stay safely in their homes;  we conduct child assault and bullying prevention programs in schools.  Our services assist people in gaining the necessary tools to be self-sufficient. 

Great Abilities Intervention Network

Referral Description Intro: 

Intervention network designed to prevent out of home placement of youth.

Who Can Refer: 

Perform Care

Eligibility: 

Families in Camden County and Gloucester County with a child age 18 or younger.

Contact Name: 
Carolyn Gribbin
Contact Phone: 
856.557-1165
Contact Fax: 
856.964-0606
Contact Email: 
greatabilities@centerffs.org
Funders: 

NJ Department of Children and Families

To Make a Referral: 

Referrals are accepted from NJ Children's System of Care (Perform Care).

Supporting Seniors

I never met a person in my life who was more helpful.
Living alone and almost penniless, Camden County resident, Helen, had given up. The 68 year old had recently lost her mother and at the same time, lost her will to live. She stopped opening mail, visiting doctors, and communicating with the outside world. She was on the verge of homelessness when Center For Family Services’ SAFE (Services to Assist Families and the Elderly) program stepped in.
 

A Second Chance

If it wasn't for this program, I don't know where I'd be
Scott’s life was put on hold the moment he became homeless. For two years he remained unemployed; living in motels and his car. He was unable to maintain a full time job because of his unstable living situation and he lost touch with his children because he didn’t have a safe place for them to call home.
 

Counseling & Behavioral Health Services

With the vast number of programs we provide for individuals and families, we are able to integrate services to more holistically treat the individual, not just the specific symptoms. Our goal is to provide the foundation for a child, an individual, or a family to develop and follow their own best path to a safe, healthy, and self-sufficient future. 

Counseling, Community, and School Based

Center For Family Services Counseling, Community and School Based Services provides a variety of services ranging from counseling and hotlines to senior services and bullying prevention programs. Through these programs we are able to reach more individuals, in different environments with a special emphasis on keeping children safe. 

IMANI Children's Partial Care

IMANI Children's Partial Care is a community-based, partial care program for Camden County boys and girls age 13-17 designed to prevent out of home placement. IMANI is a structured program designed to support and encourage youth experiencing emotional and behavorial challenges and their families. Services offered at IMANI include multidisciplinary approached designed to promote positive youth development including but not limited to:

Referral Description Intro: 

Community-based program designed to support and encourage youth experiencing emotional and behavioral challenges

Referral Description Details: 

IMANI is designed to support and encourage youth experiencing emotional and behavorial challenges and their families.

IMANI provides:

  • Individual, group, and family counseling
  • Goal setting and motivation for learning
  • Team building and peer relations
  • Life skills training 
  • Substance abuse prevention and education
  • Conflict resolution 
  • Psychiatric consultation and medication monitoring 
Who Can Refer: 

Open referral. Anyone can make a referral to IMANI including hospitals, family court, probation, Division of Youth and Family Services, community agencies, CMO, and YCM

Eligibility: 

Camden County boys and girls age 13-17

Contact Name: 
Erica Hill
Contact Phone: 
856.964.7291 x 301
Contact Fax: 
856.964.2775
Contact Email: 
imani@centerffs.org
Funders: 

Department of Children and Families, Division of Children's System of Care in partnership with Cooper University Department of Psychiatry.

To Make a Referral: 

Contact us by phone, fax, or email

Hotline Services

Services include state-wide and county based hotlines designed to give callers information and support for a variety of issues.

Women’s Referral Central - 1.800.322.8092 - provides statewide information and referral for women. Referrals are based on issues of concern to women in NJ including, but not limited to, abuse, legal or medical issues, and homelessness.

Referral Description Intro: 

Offering referral and service information

Who Can Refer: 

Open referral

Eligibility: 

NJ residents seeking information or services

Contact Name: 
RobbenMarie Insogno, JD Program Director
Contact Phone: 
856.728.0404 x 4624
Contact Fax: 
856.728.1517
Contact Email: 
hotlines@centerffs.org
Contact Address: 

P.O. Box 1004 Williamstown, NJ 08094

Alternate Contact: 

Hotlines:

Women’s Referral Central: 1.800.322.8092

Family Health Line: 1.800.328.3838

First Call For Help: 1.800.648.0132

SOS Teen Helpline: 1.800.355.0660

SERV Domestic Violence Hotline: Gloucester - 1.866.295.7378 or Cumberland - 1.800.225.0196

SERV Sexual Violence Hotline: Gloucester and Camden - 1.866.295.7378 or Cumberland - 1.800.225.0196

Funders: 

First Call For Help: Gloucester County Human Services, Gloucester County DYFS, Women’s Referral Central: Division on Women, Family Health Line: Department of Health and Senior Services, Primary and Preventive Health Services

To Make a Referral: 

Call the hotline

PASO (Providing Adolescents with Second Opportunities)

PASO provides evaluation and individual, family, and group counseling for sexually acting out adolescents and their families. Strength-based counseling support the youth ages 6-17 in improving their self-esteem and changing their behavior.

Referral Description Intro: 

Offers counseling to sexually acting out youth

Referral Description Details: 

PASO provides evaluation and individual, family, and group counseling for sexually acting out adolescents and their families.

Who Can Refer: 

Family Court, Probation and Division of Child Protection and Permanency

Eligibility: 

Youth 6-17 who are acting out sexually.

Contact Name: 
Judyann Gillespie, MSW, LCSW Senior Program Director of Adolescent Counseling
Contact Phone: 
856.964.1990 x 228
Contact Fax: 
856.964.0606
Contact Email: 
paso@centerffs.org
Contact Address: 

560 Benson Street Camden, NJ 08103

Funders: 

New Jersey Department of Children and Families, Division of Child Protection and Permanency, Juvenile Justice Commission, Gloucester and Camden County Youth Services Commission.

To Make a Referral: 

Family Court, Probation, and Division of Child Protection and Permanency workers can make referrals by phone, fax, or email

MST (Multi-Systemic Therapy)

MST is a an evidence based, 3-5 month intensive in home family counseling program that connects parents with the tools and resources needed to improve communication and strengthen the family unit.  Counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide in home support to families.  Our goal is to keep children and families safe, and prevent out of home placement.

Focusing on youth with behaviors at risk for out of home placement, MST counselors work in the home visiting families at least twice a week.  MST counselors work to:

Referral Description Intro: 

Intensive in-home individual and family counseling

Referral Description Details: 

MST is a an evidence based, 3-5 month intensive in home family counseling program that works with youth that are at risk of out of home placement.  MST addresses anger management, substance abuse, truancy, parent-child conflict and juvenile delinquency. 

Who Can Refer: 

This is an open referral program.

Eligibility: 

Camden County families with a child age 12-17 1/2 can be referred. 

Contact Name: 
Carolyn Gribben
Contact Phone: 
856.964.1990 x 154
Contact Fax: 
856.964.0606
Contact Email: 
mst@centerffs.org
Contact Address: 

560 Benson Street, Camden, NJ

Alternate Contact: 

Judyann Gillespie, MSW, LCSW Senior Program Director of Adolescent Counseling 856.964.1990 x 228 Fax: 856.964.0606

Funders: 

Camden County Youth Services Commission, NJ Dept of Children and Families, NJ Office of Faith Based Initiatives

To Make a Referral: 

Download referral form or call (856) 964.1990 x154.  DYFS workers and court staff should call (856) 964.1990 x154 to make a referral.

Family Preservation Services

Family Preservation Services (FPS) is an intensive, in-home, four to eight week crisis intervention program that strives to keep families together through in-home counseling and support services.  FPS counselors meet with clients daily to educate and teach skills in:

  • parenting skills/techniques
  • conflict resolution
  • budgeting
  • anger management

All services provided are based on the needs of the family with the goal of giving families in crisis the tools to stay together.

Referral Description Intro: 

4-8 week intensive crisis intervention program for families

Referral Description Details: 

Family Preservation Services (FPS) is an intensive, in-home, four to eight week crisis intervention program.  FPS counselors meet with clients daily to educate and teach parenting skills/techniques, conflict resolution, budgeting and anger management.  Services provided are based on the needs of the family with the goal of giving families in crisis the tools to stay together.

Who Can Refer: 

Division of Child Protection and Permanency

Eligibility: 

Families in Camden and Gloucester Counties with an open Division of Child Protection and Permanency cases.

Contact Name: 
Lisa Carter
Contact Phone: 
856.309.5300 x 1407
Contact Fax: 
856.309.5301
Contact Email: 
fps@centerffs.org
Contact Address: 

180 White Horse Pike, Clementon, NJ 

Alternate Contact: 

Doris Vidal, MSW, LCSW Program Director 856.964.1990 x148

Funders: 

New Jersey Department of Children and Families, Division of Child Protection and Permanency.

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