Our Mission

The mission of Family Based Services Association of New Jersey (FBSANJ) is to support, educate and advocate on behalf of Monmouth County Families who have children with emotional, behavioral and mental health needs. As part of our mission, we also serve families who have children with co-occurring behavioral challenges and developmental delays and/or difficulties related to substance use.

Support

We support parents and caregivers. Our culturally competent family support partners have "walked the walk" of our families and are thus uniquely positioned to help the family understand and find hope in spite of their difficult situation. We help families identify goals and benchmarks that will lead to a better, more fulfilling life for their children and entire family. We can assist families at critical times such as making referrals to PerformCare to enter the Children's System of Care, crisis units at hospitals, and at school-based meetings.

Educate

We educate parents and caregivers regarding their rights and responsibilities as parents. Our staff mentors parents on the specific challenges their children and family are experiencing and helps them learn about options available in their local communities.

Advocate

We advocate on behalf and for parents and caregivers. Our staff and family / clients practice the advocacy skills that empower a family to discern the services they need to ensure healing and success. On a more global level, we encourage and provide opportunities to interested families to speak publicly about their journeys and contact various levels of elected officials and government agencies to advocate for their families and community.

Events Calendar

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Spanish Support Group 5:30 pm
Spanish Support Group @ Freehold Community Wellness Center  
Apr 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Spanish Support Group @ Freehold Community Wellness Center  
Spanish speaking support group for families.  For more information please email Cinaida at canthony@fbsanj.org or call or text 732-491-1077.
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Youth Partnership 6:00 pm
Youth Partnership @ Family Based Services
Apr 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Youth Partnership @ Family Based Services
 
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“What Helps” 6:00 pm
“What Helps” @ Family Based Services
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
"What Helps" @ Family Based Services
“What Helps” is a free three-session course designed to help transition-age youth and adults and their families to understand resources which support mental health recovery.
Family Focus Group 6:00 pm
Family Focus Group @ Papa Ganache Bakery
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Family Focus Group @ Papa Ganache Bakery
This group meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month. Please call or text Marie to confirm dates and times.
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Thursday Night Support Group 5:00 pm
Thursday Night Support Group @ Family Based Services
Apr 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Advocacy Writing Project 6:00 pm
Advocacy Writing Project @ Family Based Services
Apr 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Advocacy Writing Project @ Family Based Services
Advocacy is an important part of our mission at FBSANJ. We have partnered with Project Write Now, a local agency in Red Bank dedicated to transforming individuals, organizations, and communities through writing. We are happy to offer this interactive writing workshop where you can learn the basics of writing an Advocacy statement for schools, doctors,[...]
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Spanish Support Group 5:30 pm
Spanish Support Group @ Freehold Community Wellness Center  
Apr 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Spanish Support Group @ Freehold Community Wellness Center  
Spanish speaking support group for families.  For more information please email Cinaida at canthony@fbsanj.org or call or text 732-491-1077.
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Healthy Families Program 6:00 pm
Healthy Families Program @ Family Based Services
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Healthy Families Program @ Family Based Services
Introduction to the healthy families cooking program, we will go over  general nutrition. All participants will make and share their smoothies with the group.
Youth Partnership 6:00 pm
Youth Partnership @ Family Based Services
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Youth Partnership @ Family Based Services
 
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6:00 pm
@ Family Based Services
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 @ Family Based Services
“What Helps” is a free three-session course designed to help transition-age youth and adults and their families to understand resources which support mental health recovery.
“What Helps” 6:00 pm
“What Helps” @ Family Based Services
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
"What Helps" @ Family Based Services
“What Helps” is a free three-session course designed to help transition-age youth and adults and their families to understand resources which support mental health recovery.
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Thursday Night Support Group 5:00 pm
Thursday Night Support Group @ Family Based Services
Apr 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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Spanish Support Group 5:30 pm
Spanish Support Group @ Freehold Community Wellness Center  
Apr 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Spanish Support Group @ Freehold Community Wellness Center  
Spanish speaking support group for families.  For more information please email Cinaida at canthony@fbsanj.org or call or text 732-491-1077.
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Youth Partnership 6:00 pm
Youth Partnership @ Family Based Services
Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Youth Partnership @ Family Based Services
 
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Family Focus Group 6:00 pm
Family Focus Group @ Papa Ganache Bakery
Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Family Focus Group @ Papa Ganache Bakery
This group meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month. Please call or text Marie to confirm dates and times.
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Thursday Night Support Group 5:00 pm
Thursday Night Support Group @ Family Based Services
Apr 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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Spanish Support Group 5:30 pm
Spanish Support Group @ Freehold Community Wellness Center  
Apr 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Spanish Support Group @ Freehold Community Wellness Center  
Spanish speaking support group for families.  For more information please email Cinaida at canthony@fbsanj.org or call or text 732-491-1077.
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Youth Partnership 6:00 pm
Youth Partnership @ Family Based Services
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Youth Partnership @ Family Based Services
 
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Thursday Night Support Group 5:00 pm
Thursday Night Support Group @ Family Based Services
Apr 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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Spanish Support Group 5:30 pm
Spanish Support Group @ Freehold Community Wellness Center  
Apr 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Spanish Support Group @ Freehold Community Wellness Center  
Spanish speaking support group for families.  For more information please email Cinaida at canthony@fbsanj.org or call or text 732-491-1077.
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Youth Partnership 6:00 pm
Youth Partnership @ Family Based Services
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Youth Partnership @ Family Based Services
 

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