Our Mission

Family Based Services Association of NJ (FBSA) provides peer support, educates, and advocates on behalf of Monmouth County, NJ parents and families of children and youth with emotional, behavioral, mental health, developmental disabilities and substance use.

The Family Support Organizations of New Jersey are community-based organizations that provide peer-to-peer support, education and advocacy to parents and caregivers of children with mental health and behavioral challenges, developmental disabilities, child welfare, substance-use and juvenile justice system involvement.

We condemn racism. We condemn white supremacy. We condemn the devaluation of Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) that pervades our society. We embrace diversity as a pillar and strength of the foundational work that we do with children and families.

We are committed to engaging in anti-racist, anti-disability, and anti-stigma activities to reduce the negative outcomes for youth and families that we serve. We pledge to advocate with and on behalf of marginalized communities who traditionally have needed the most resources and have received the least.

We support and stand with other youth and family voices in advocating for social justice. We are committed to workplace diversity, respect, inclusion, fairness, equity, and social justice in our practice.

We Are In This Together!

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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Nunca Solos (Spanish Group) 6:00 pm
Nunca Solos (Spanish Group) @ Freehold Community Wellness Center  
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Youth Partnership @ Family Based Services
 
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LGBTQ GROUP 6:00 pm
LGBTQ GROUP
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
LGBTQ GROUP
 
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Thursday Night Support Group 5:00 pm
Thursday Night Support Group @ Family Based Services
Oct 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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Nunca Solos (Spanish Group) 6:00 pm
Nunca Solos (Spanish Group) @ Freehold Community Wellness Center  
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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
Oct 11 @ 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
Oct 12 @ 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.
LGBTQ GROUP 6:00 pm
LGBTQ GROUP
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
LGBTQ GROUP
 
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Thursday Night Support Group 5:00 pm
Thursday Night Support Group @ Family Based Services
Oct 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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Nunca Solos (Spanish Group) 6:00 pm
Nunca Solos (Spanish Group) @ Freehold Community Wellness Center  
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Youth Partnership @ Family Based Services
 
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LGBTQ GROUP 6:00 pm
LGBTQ GROUP
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
LGBTQ GROUP
 
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Thursday Night Support Group 5:00 pm
Thursday Night Support Group @ Family Based Services
Oct 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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Nunca Solos (Spanish Group) 6:00 pm
Nunca Solos (Spanish Group) @ Freehold Community Wellness Center  
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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
Oct 25 @ 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
Oct 26 @ 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.
LGBTQ GROUP 6:00 pm
LGBTQ GROUP
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
LGBTQ GROUP
 
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Thursday Night Support Group 5:00 pm
Thursday Night Support Group @ Family Based Services
Oct 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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Nunca Solos (Spanish Group) 6:00 pm
Nunca Solos (Spanish Group) @ Freehold Community Wellness Center  
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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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