Updates & Resources

Updates & Resources

The health of those in our care, our staff and their families, and the community at large is important to us. We are taking every precaution in accordance with recommendations from public health officials. We wish everyone in our community well as we manage this challenging time together.

The coronavirus, COVID-19, continues to be an evolving issue that impacts families, businesses and communities.  The health of those in our care, our staff and their families, and the community at large is of the utmost importance. Center For Family Services continues to operate during this health crisis, and we are taking every precaution in accordance with recommendations from public health officials.  We are providing as many services as possible, with as little disruption as possible in order to safely meet the needs of the families and communities we serve, while supporting efforts and taking steps to minimize the spread of the virus.  

Center For Family Services continues to provide 24/7 essential services to those in need. Children, teens and moms and their babies are waking up in our care every day, including during this time of uncertainty. Our safe housing and hotline services are fully operational, and we are making adjustments across the board in order to provide continued services across our multitude of programs.  We are available for you and your family and the community at large, as we have been for the last 100 years.  Our staff are ready to meet your needs, and we are available for you to call us.

We are making calls to those in our care and utilizing video-conferencing, online workshops and social media channels to share information. We are scheduling appointments for new and returning patients through TeleHealth. We recognize this is a challenging time and our team is available to provide support. Center For Family Services exists to meet the needs of children and families, and we will continue to do this during this trying time. 

Below are a number of actions Center For Family Services is taking to minimize the risk of exposure and spread of COVID-19:

  • Staff have been provided with proper handwashing and sanitizing instructions;
  • Social distancing in all of our programs and services whenever and wherever possible;
  • Video-conferencing, online workshops, and conference call meetings whenever and wherever possible;
  • TeleHealth services are available for new and returning patients;
  • Screening protocols for all in our care;
  • Staff are advised not to travel outside of New Jersey or within areas of active Coronavirus COVID-19 cases or that are subject to community isolation or quarantine for personal or professional reasons;
  • All staff who show any symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, fever, etc.) are not to come to work;
  • Center For Family Services will continue briefing all staff on the nature and symptoms of COVID-19 and best practices to avoid getting or spreading the disease;
  • Staff are working remotely where possible.


This is an ever-changing situation. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Center For Family Services’ Access team at 877.922.2377 if you have any questions or needs. Our team is available Monday to Thursday between the hours of 9am-7pm or Friday between the hours of 9am-4pm.

We wish everyone in our community well as we manage this challenging time together. 

 

 

TeleHealth is Available

If you or someone you care about needs help dealing with life's challenges, Center For Family Services is ready to help. Through TeleHealth services, our team is ready to provide you with the support you need. It's easy to make an appointment. Call our Access Line at 1.877.922.2377 to schedule your TeleHealth appointment for counseling, therapeutic and psychiatric services.  

For more info on TeleHealth Services and to download TeleHealth Services Forms, click the link below.

TeleHealth Services

Status of Programming

Youth and Adult Residential
Our safe and supportive housing services for children, teens, and moms and their babies are fully operational.

Head Start Preschool
Our Head Start Preschools will reopen to welcome children starting Monday, July 13th. 

Family Success Centers and Outreach Center
Our Family Success Centers and Family Outreach Center will reopen to welcome families by appointment starting Moonday, July 13th.

Sexual Violence, Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking
Our 24/7 crisis intervention services are fully operational. If you are in need of help call 1.866.295.7378.

Hotlines
Our hotlines are fully operational. 

Addiction/Recovery Services
All clinical services are available via TeleHealth. Call 877-922-2377 to schedule a TeleHealth appointment.

Living Proof Recovery Center
Living Proof Recovery Center will reopen by appoinment starting Monday, July 13th. 

Counseling/Behavioral Health
All clinical services are available via TeleHealth. Call 877-922-2377 to schedule a TeleHealth appointment.

In-Home Services Health
In-home services will be available starting the week of July 13th. 

Resources

Resources for All New Jerseyans

Sesame Street in Communities 

Resources For Parents and Caregivers:

Resources for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren:

Rsources to Manage Stress & Anxiety:

Resources for Protecting Yourself & Others

Resources for the Recovery Community

Food Access

Financial Resources

  • Clarifi - Assistance with emergency financial planning; coaching for conversations with landlords, lendors and credit card companies; connection to resources; preventing forclosures and evictions.

Utilities

Hotlines

  • Disaster Distress Helpline - 1-800-985-5990 -  a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. Toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service, available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor  

 

Resources by County

Atlantic County:


Cape May County:

Camden County

Cumberland County

Your Help

Your help is needed more now than ever before. Donate online to meet the urgent needs in our community. Your gift will help local children and families in need.

Donate today!

While the national health crisis is affecting everyone in our nation, many children, individuals and families are especially at-risk. Complex life circumstances, including poverty, homelessness, incarceration of a parent or relative, traumatic loss of a relative, are compounded by the Covid-19 health crisis.

Center For Family Services continues to provide critical services to at-risk populations during the health crisis, with most services fully operational. Child, teens, and moms and babies are waking up in the care of Center For Family Services every day, and school closures and social distancing are creating added challenges at our homes across the region.  Additionally, as a result of Covid-19, many local families are experiencing a variety of challenges, including loss of employment, food insecurity, lack of resources to assist children with home-schooling, and the added expense of meals while children are not receiving regular meals at school. 

Your contribution will provide direct support for the children and teens living in our care and for local families in need during these unprecedented times.

Your gift will support immediate needs, including assistance with:

  • Food
  • Help with utilities bills
  • Help with housing/rent payments
  • Diapers, wipes, and formula
  • Phones with prepaid minutes
  • toiletry kits, healing kits, enrichment and activity kits
  • computers to support  at-home learning

It starts with one. It starts with you.

You can be the one to provide support when needed most. Your gift will change lives.