Safe, supportive, and compassionate counseling and support services are available to guide individuals, families, and communities through the process of healing and recovery as they deal with grief and bereavement due to:
- the death of a family member or friend including loss to illness, homicide, suicide, or accident
- the impact of substance use in the family
- the impact of community gun violence
- traumatic community incident
Our counselors provide private, confidential services to assist you in developing a personal plan to help you meet your goals. Grief & Traumatic Loss services are available to individuals, couples, children, adolescents, families, schools, and communities.
Additionally, Center For Family Services offers individual and group counseling to people who have lost a loved one to suicide, illness, or an accident.
To schedule an appointment and to learn about eligibility, fees, and program locations, call our Access Center at 1.877.922.2377.
For people who lost a loved one to homicide and/or have been impacted by gun violence
Emotional support, counseling, and education are available to guide individuals through a process of healing after experiencing gun violence and/or the loss of a loved one to homicide. Effective services provide a non-judgemental, safe environment through individual and group counseling, age-specific support groups, resiliency groups, professional and community workshops, and retreats.
For children impacted by substance use in the family
Services offer both individual and group counseling, resiliency groups, mentoring, retreats, and professional and community workshops for children and families who have experienced the death of a parent due to an overdose or who have experienced substance use in their family. Professionally licensed staff help young people develop resiliency and trust as they cope with the trauma they've experienced. Services are offered at office locations, in-home settings, and in community-based settings like schools and recovery centers.
For people who have experienced a traumatic event
Caring counselors provide comprehensive, multi-component support and recovery interventions following a traumatic event in schools, community programs, agencies serving youth, and businesses. Center For Family Services can provide on-site support and teach coping skills to help survivors manage their feelings and heal.
If you have experienced a traumatic event and need to access services, call 609.230.8933.
For communities who want to learn more
Our experienced trainers will provide you with the tools you need to be prepared to handle grief and trauma through training, including Grief and Traumatic Loss, Trauma Informed Care, and Suicide Prevention. Training is available to schools, businesses, and community centers.
Survivors of Homicide Loss - State of New Jersey Victim Assistance Grant
Stepping Stones to Resiliency - US Department of Justice, Office of Victims Crime
Traumatic Loss Coalition Lead Response Team - New Jersey Department of Children and Families in partnership with Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care