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Unwavering Support: The Family Service Bureau’s Contribution to Our Community

The Family Service Bureau’s contribution since 1882 has been pivotal in enhancing lives and addressing mental health & substance abuse issues in northern New Jersey.

The Family Service Bureau (FSB) has a singular, unwavering mission—to preserve, educate, support, strengthen, and enrich family life. A division of the New Community Corporation, FSB’s strategies for achieving this are as diverse as they are effective, focusing on prevention, intervention, and community education programs that assist families, children, and individuals.

Over a Century of Service: FSB’s Historical Impact

Since 1882, FSB has been an active presence in our northern New Jersey community, serving its needs without fail. As a licensed outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment center, FSB has been a safe and healing place for those grappling with these issues, welcoming the use of medication-assisted treatment and psychiatric intervention.

A Lifeline for Many: FSB’s Services

FSB is committed to providing each consumer with the resources needed to improve their quality of life. For Substance Use Disorder Treatment, FSB offers an array of services including:

  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • 2 Groups per week (Standard Outpatient, ASAM Level 1)
  • 3 Groups per week (Intensive Outpatient, ASAM Level 2.1)
  • Co-Occurring Treatment

These services are designed to offer holistic support to those struggling with substance use disorders, providing them with the help they need to navigate their journey towards recovery.

Join the Cause: Your Chance to Make a Difference

Now, more than ever, your support can make a tangible difference in the lives of those served by FSB. By donating to the Greater Newark Holiday Fund, you are directly supporting FSB’s mission and enabling them to continue providing these vital services. Your generous contribution can change lives, strengthen families, and enrich our community.

Join us in supporting the Family Service Bureau by donating to the Greater Newark Holiday Fund. Together, we can make a significant impact. Donate today at

The Significant Role of Family Service Bureau and Mental Health Care

We’ve been applauding the effective partnership between the Family Service Bureau and Mental Health Care since 1882.

In the heart of our community, an organization has been quietly making a significant impact. Established in 1882, the Family Service Bureau (FSB), an affiliate of New Community, has been serving the needs of the community for well over a century.

Family Service Bureau’s Work in 2021

In 2021, FSB conducted an incredible 4,976 individual mental health sessions. This commitment and effort reflect FSB’s unwavering mission: to preserve, educate, support, strengthen, and enrich family life through prevention, intervention, and community education programs that assist families, children, and individuals.

More Than Just Numbers

FSB is not just about numbers; it’s about lives transformed. As a licensed outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment center, FSB welcomes the use of medication-assisted treatment and psychiatric intervention. The organization’s primary aim is to provide each consumer with the resources needed to improve their quality of life.

Join The Holiday Fund In Supporting FSB

The Greater Newark Holiday Fund has been a steadfast supporter of FSB’s mission. Their contribution has been instrumental in enabling FSB to continue its vital work in the community.

The work of organizations like FSB is crucial to the health and wellbeing of our community. By supporting FSB, you’re helping to ensure that they can continue their vital work.

Consider making a donation today. Every bit helps, and your contribution could make a significant difference in someone’s life. 

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5 Fun Ways Grandparents Can Leave a Legacy of Giving

Explore interesting ways grandparents can foster generosity in grandchildren, creating a meaningful legacy of giving.

The role of a grandparent in a child’s life is incredibly special and holds immense influence. As a grandparent, you have a unique opportunity to shape your grandchild’s character, instill values, and leave a legacy that extends far beyond material possessions. 

One of the most impactful legacies you can leave is teaching them the importance of giving and cultivating charitable habits. This not only helps create a more compassionate and caring individual but also contributes to a kinder and more empathetic society. The bond between grandparents and grandchildren is inherently powerful and intimate, making it an ideal platform for imparting such important life lessons. 

This article will explore various ways grandparents can inspire and nurture a spirit of generosity in their grandchildren, leaving a legacy that truly makes a difference.

5 Fun Ways Grandparents Can Leave a Legacy of Giving

1. Model Generosity

Modeling generosity is vital in child development as it cultivates empathy, instills moral values, and promotes gratitude. It’s simple: children learn by observing adults! 

When they see adults being generous, it teaches the value of community cooperation and sets a positive example for children to emulate, shaping them into compassionate individuals.

Meaningful Way to Instill Giving

Does your family legacy include a rich history of philanthropic deeds? Share about the generous acts that have shaped your family’s story over the generations. If possible, explain how these acts of kindness left their imprint on the world.

2. Volunteer Together

Volunteering promotes empathy and understanding of others’ circumstances, vital for developing a giving nature.  This firsthand experience helps kids of all ages understand the struggles faced by others, fostering compassion and a desire to help. 

Also, volunteering together nurtures a giving nature, encouraging children to contribute positively to their communities and beyond. This sense of social responsibility, once developed, often extends beyond the volunteering experience, influencing other areas of life as well. 

Volunteerism in Action

Find a local agency that has volunteer opportunities for “kids” of all ages — from your youngest grandchild to you! If you’re in the New Jersey area, consider contacting one of our partner agencies and helping at the Nutley Family Service Bureau Food Pantry or Family Service League, or one of the other 9 agencies we support.

3. Set up a Charity Jar

This creates a visual representation of the act of giving, serving as a tangible reminder of the importance of giving. It allows children to see their contributions accumulate over time, reinforcing the notion that every little bit helps. 

This hands-on approach not only makes the concept of charity more accessible but also makes the act of giving a routine part of their lives. Furthermore, it can spark conversations about charity, generosity, and the impact of their actions on the wider community.

Giving in Action

Choose a transparent jar and position it in a visible spot for everyone to see. Think about marking levels on the side of the jar to track the growing contributions. Set up friendly contests to fill up the jar before a specific event, such as a holiday or birthday. 

4. Involve Kids in Charitable Decisions

Allowing your grandkids to play a part in charitable decisions helps them to understand the thought process behind giving. In addition, it helps to remind them of their value and involvement, fostering a sense of responsibility. Moreover, it cultivates a culture of generosity in their hearts, preparing them to be thoughtful and giving individuals in the future.

Explain Your Why

Talk with your grandchildren about the causes you back and why they matter to you. Explain how your donations help and the real changes they make. If you’re a supporter of a Greater Newark Holiday Fund partner agency, share their website and explore the good work happening in Newark thanks to these initiatives.

5. Read Books about Giving and Kindness

Literature can be a powerful tool in shaping behaviors and values, including generosity. 

Grandparents reading to their grandchildren is a powerful bonding experience that imparts valuable life lessons and wisdom. These shared moments can shape a child’s understanding of the world, foster empathy, and instill important values. Additionally, these sessions enhance a child’s mind, imagination, speech, and cultivate a lifelong love for reading and learning. The impact of these shared experiences can profoundly influence a child’s life. 

Books to Read Today

To influence your grandchild in the area of giving and generosity, numerous books beautifully illustrate these concepts. In addition to the ones listed in a recent article called Cultivating Generosity in Kids: Inspiring Giving Through Reading, consider an old favorite: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. This classic picture book explores the selfless love and generosity of a tree for a boy as he grows up and demonstrates empathy and the enduring power of unconditional giving and the profound impact it can have on our lives. 

Learn more about our partners: Impact by the Numbers: Family Service Bureau’s mental health sessions

Leaving a Legacy of Generosity

The role of a grandparent is not just about spoiling grandchildren with love and treats; it’s about shaping their character, instilling values, and leaving a legacy of generosity. To support you on this incredible journey, we have created a guide called 10 Ways to Raise Kids to Give, filled with practical tips and strategies. 

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to positively impact the kids in your life. Click here to download our free guide now and start nurturing a spirit of giving in your grandchildren today. 

Remember, the legacy you leave is the life you lead. Let’s make it count!

Impact by the Numbers: Family Service Bureau’s mental health sessions

The Family Service Bureau of Newark (FSB) provides mental health and substance use treatment services to individuals and families in Essex and West Hudson counties. FSB’s licensed therapists offer comprehensive treatment for various mental health and addiction issues. Their goal is to enhance and enrich family life by providing prevention, intervention, and community education programs that help individuals and families reach their full potential.

You can help the FSB continue its mission to improve lives by donating to the Greater Newark Holiday Fund.

Finding Hope and Strength in Counseling: Sean’s Story

Introducing Sean, a man who is committed to his recovery and found critical assistance through one of our partner agencies, the Family Service Bureau of Newark (FSB). Here’s a glimpse into his story.

From experimenting with marijuana in his teens to using heroin in his late 20s, Sean was eventually arrested for defending himself against an abusive partner. 

The Family Service Bureau of Newark provided him with the support he needed to transition back into society without reverting to drugs. With their help, Sean has found stable housing and employment and works to serve his community.

Despite the counseling stigma within the African American community, Sean found strength and growth through it, developing healthier relationships and understanding what a healthy relationship looks like. 

Today, Sean remains positive and committed to recovery, learning how attending counseling can be beneficial as support against relapse.

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Family Services Bureau of New Jersey

If you live in the New Jersey area and need help as a result of substance abuse, the Family Services Bureau of New Jersey is here to help. 

Family Services Bureau of New Jerse (FSB), part of New Community, has served the needs of the community since 1882 as a licensed outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment center


The organization’s mission is to preserve, educate, support, strengthen and enrich family life through prevention, intervention and community education programs that assist families, children and individuals. 

Staff includes clinicians and interns under the direct supervision of licensed clinical supervisors. 

By adopting an integrated behavioral health model to treat the whole body, FSB aims to provide each consumer with the resources needed to improve their quality of life.

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Four Ways New Community and FSB Serve New Jersey

FSB is part of New Community Corporation, a comprehensive community development organization founded in 1968. Let’s take a closer look at how FSB fits into the New Community mission.

  1. Housing Opportunities
  2. Health Services, including Family Service Bureau, a licensed outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment center
  3. Educational Services
  4. Community Resources

Watch this informative video to learn more about the struggles faced by millions today.


The treatments services utilized depends in the individual, but here’s an overview of what FSB offers: 

  • Substance Use Disorder Treatment
  • Mental Health Level 1 Treatment
  • Psychiatric services with Medication Monitoring
  • Family and Couples Counseling
  • Anger Management Group
  • Domestic Violence Counseling
  • Parenting Skills Group
  • Telehealth 
  • Family Crisis Intervention Unit

Family Services Bureau Data

Healing has happened among individuals and families who’ve overcome substance abuse issues. Imagine the faces of pain, hope, and healing behind these inspiring numbers.

As of fall 2021, FSB reported:

  • Intakes: 153
  • Mental Health Individuals: 2,255
  • Substance Abuse Individuals: 346
  • Psychiatric Evaluations: 77
  • Medication Monitoring: 386

To learn more about FSB and obtain contact information for the Newark and Kearny offices, visit the Family Service Bureau website.