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.

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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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Thursday Night Support Group 5:00 pm
Thursday Night Support Group @ Family Based Services
Dec 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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Spanish Support Group 5:30 pm
Spanish Support Group @ Freehold Community Wellness Center  
Dec 6 @ 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
Dec 7 @ 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
Dec 8 @ 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
Dec 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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Spanish Support Group 5:30 pm
Spanish Support Group @ Freehold Community Wellness Center  
Dec 13 @ 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
Dec 14 @ 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
Dec 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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Spanish Support Group 5:30 pm
Spanish Support Group @ Freehold Community Wellness Center  
Dec 20 @ 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
Dec 21 @ 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
Dec 22 @ 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
Dec 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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Spanish Support Group 5:30 pm
Spanish Support Group @ Freehold Community Wellness Center  
Dec 27 @ 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
Dec 28 @ 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
Dec 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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