Founded in 1893, Family and Children’s Services began as the Charity Organization Society. It was joined in 1898 by the Elizabeth Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Our commitment to these two organizations continues today with particular emphasis on disadvantaged families and vulnerable children, as we continue to provide a wide array of innovative and professional quality child welfare, mental
Family and Children’s Services is licensed by the State of New Jersey, Department of Human Services / Division of Mental Health Services, certified by the Department of Children and Families for adoption services and an approved Medicaid and Tricare provider

FACS is a member of the following organizations:
Alliance for Strong
Families and Communities
New Jersey Association
of Mental Health &
Addictions Agencies
The National Child Traumatic Stress
Family and Children’s Services (FACS) is an independent non-profit behavioral health and social services agency based in Elizabeth, NJ serving Union County and the surrounding areas with an emphasis on those most vulnerable, at-risk, disadvantaged and under-served.Our Mission: Family and Children's Services building hope and healing trauma to strengthen families and communities.
  • Protecting children, vulnerable individuals and families
  • Preventing child abuse and neglect
  • Educating and supporting parents and caregivers
  • Preserving and strengthening relationships and families
  • Promoting family permanency for children
  • Enhancing individual capacity and self-esteem
  • Improving community resources for trauma treatment
  • Participating in public education and advocacy for children and families
  • Collaborating with institutions and communities for children, youth, adults and families.

In the past year, clients received a full array of counseling, assessment, referral, case management and support services:
1,113 Child Abuse Prevention / Family Stabilization
Services are designed to strengthen individual and family functioning, improve parenting skills, prevent abuse and neglect, stabilize families in crisis and enable families to remain intact.
258 Child & Family Permanency
Services are designed to provide contact for parents, children and siblings separated by foster care, assess strengths of parents for child permanency plans and possible family reunification, assess and support foster, adoptive and kinship families, and place children in adoptive families or other permanent homes.
480 Individual / Group / Couples and Family Counseling
Services are designed to assess and strengthen individual and family functioning, prevent abuse and neglect, prevent delinquency and promote positive self-esteem and individual development for children, youth and adults.
122 Direct Client Assistance
Individuals benefited from community service and client assistance programs.
Total served: 1,973 Individuals

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 Family and Children’s Services, Inc.
Strengthening Families, Building Futures Since 1893
40 North Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
(908) 352-7474 (phone) ▪ (908) 965-3227 (fax)