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Nutley’s Casino Night Raises $18,000 for Community Programs

Nutley’s Casino Night united the community, raising over $18,000 to directly aid over 2,500 in need.

In the heart of northern New Jersey stands an organization that wholeheartedly supports individuals and families navigating the complexities of modern life.

What does the Nutley Family Service Bureau do?

The Nutley Family Services has been at the forefront of providing essential mental health counseling, social services, and community outreach initiatives to individuals and families in New Jersey for more than 100 years. Let’s explore their invaluable contributions and the recent successful fundraising event that will motivate its mission even further.

Strengthening Emotional and Social Well-being

At its core, Nutley Family Services (NFS) is dedicated to the emotional and social well-being of everyone it serves. With a wide array of services ranging from affordable counseling to basic needs assistance and outpatient services, NFS ensures that no individual or family is left behind. Their mission is clear: to offer psychotherapy and support to the broadest population, including those in dire need, thereby fostering a healthier, stronger community.

The Inaugural Casino Night Fundraiser

The power of community was in full display during NFS’s Inaugural Casino Night fundraiser held on March 23, 2024. In addition to being a night of fun and games, the event highlighted the spirit of generosity that thrives within the community. 

Thanks to the overwhelming support from attendees, sponsors, and volunteers, NFS raised over $18,000 in one evening. These funds are earmarked for crucial services such as Mental Health, Food Pantry, and Case Management, directly impacting the lives of more than 2,500 NFS clients.

A special shoutout goes to the Development Committee, including co-chairs Marla Hunter and Rob Frannicola, and all committee members for their dedication and hard work. Their efforts have truly made a significant difference in the lives of many. As one attender said, the event was “The greatest time!” 

Keep reading: Nutley Family Service Bureau’s Commitment To Mental Health Support

The Greater Newark Holiday Fund

Supporting organizations like NFS, the Greater Newark Holiday Fund plays a pivotal role in enhancing the ability of nonprofits to effect meaningful change in the Greater Newark community. By providing additional resources, the fund ensures that organizations can continue to deliver and even expand their vital services. It’s a partnership that exemplifies how collaboration and shared goals can lead to greater impact and positive outcomes for the community.

A Future Bright with Promise

The success of the Inaugural Casino Night and the ongoing support from the community and partners like the Greater Newark Holiday Fund highlight the potential for even greater achievements. 

NFS’s commitment to improving the well-being of individuals and families remains unwavering, and with continued support, the future looks bright.

As we move forward, let us continue to support and amplify the work of organizations like NFS. Donate today to the Holiday Fund.

Together, let’s ensure that every individual and family has the opportunity to thrive. 

Nutley Family Service Bureau’s Commitment To Mental Health Support

Nutley Family Service Bureau supplies mental health support through more than 5,254 counseling sessions, fostering strength and well-being.

During the month of March, we are reminded of the dedicated efforts of social workers in transforming lives and fostering well-being in every area of life. National Social Work Month serves as a timely reminder to recognize and honor the crucial contributions of social workers and human service professionals across our communities.

Honoring Nutley Family Service Bureau’s Impactful Work

Today, we are shining a spotlight on the impactful work of Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB), an organization dedicated to addressing a wide range of mental health challenges and providing essential support to individuals in need. 

With counseling sessions exceeding 5,254, NFSB has been instrumental in fostering emotional and social well-being for countless members of the community.

A Closer Look at Nutley Family Service Bureau

Founded on the principles of compassion and empowerment, Nutley Family Service Bureau is a safe place for those facing mental health challenges and seeking support. Their team of skilled clinicians and dedicated professionals work tirelessly to provide comprehensive care and guidance, ensuring that individuals receive the necessary assistance to navigate their mental health journeys.

More on Nutley: Celebrating 110 Years of Community Service: A Nutley Family Service Bureau Milestone

The social workers at Nutley are essential in identifying and addressing individuals’ needs through collaborative case management, encompassing advocacy, communication, education, support, and service coordination. They determine eligibility for assistance programs, assist with paperwork, and ensure that individuals receive the necessary help. This underscores their vital role in empowering individuals and creating positive change within the community.

Supporting the Cause: The Greater Newark Holiday Fund

The Greater Newark Holiday Fund is a proud partner of Nutley and their mission to strengthen the emotional and social well-being of individuals and families.

By donating to the Holiday Fund, you too can join us in transforming lives through the power of collaboration. 

Take Action: Make a Difference Today

In the spirit of National Social Work Month, we urge you to join us in celebrating the impactful work of Nutley Family Service Bureau and expressing gratitude to the dedicated social workers and human service professionals who continue to transform lives across New Jersey. 

Together, let’s empower individuals, foster resilience, and create a more supportive and compassionate community. 

You can make a tangible difference by contributing to the Holiday Fund today. 

Nutley Family Service Bureau: Changing Lives With Mental Health Services

More than 1,200 individuals find support through NFSB’s vital mental health services and programs. 

In honor of National Social Work Month, it’s crucial to recognize the invaluable contributions of Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) to the community. As mental health support becomes increasingly critical, NFSB has emerged as a leader, providing essential services to those in need. 

In one year, more than 1,200 individuals have found solace and support through NFSB’s comprehensive mental health and social service programs. That’s something to celebrate! 

The Importance of Mental Health Services

The comprehensive mental health and social service programs offered by Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) play a crucial role in addressing the diverse and complex needs of individuals within the community. 

Research indicates that community services and school-based mental health programs are vital in promoting mental health awareness, reducing stigma, and providing essential support to individuals facing mental health challenges. NFSB’s programs align with these findings, as they not only provide counseling and therapy but also foster a sense of community and understanding through outreach initiatives and support networks. 

By offering a holistic approach to mental well-being, NFSB contributes to creating a more compassionate and supportive environment for individuals seeking guidance and empowerment.

Read more: Combating Food Insecurity: The Remarkable Efforts of Nutley Family Service Bureau

Community Struggles Without Mental Health Services

In communities that do not have dedicated agencies for comprehensive mental health and social services, individuals experience increased isolation, limited support, and heightened stigma. This absence may also create a gap in care for individuals with mental health or substance use disorders, making it essential to have organizations like NFSB to provide the necessary support and resources for effective mental health care. Thankfully, Newark boasts several agencies that work every day to care for individuals and families who are impacted by mental health struggles. 

Support from the Greater Newark Holiday Fund

The Greater Newark Holiday Fund is a proud partner of NFSB. Their support has been instrumental in enabling Nutley to carry out their mission and make a positive impact on the community.

By donating to the Holiday Fund, you join us in providing essential support and services to New Jersey individuals and families living with mental health challenges. 

Your generous contribution will go a long way in changing lives and building stronger communities. Together, we can make a significant impact. Donate today at holidayfund.org/give.

Celebrating National Social Work Month With Nutley Family Service Bureau

Celebrate National Social Work Month with us as we spotlight the work of New Jersey’s Nutley Family Service Bureau case management impact.

In honor of National Social Work Month, we’re excited to shine a light on the remarkable impact of Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB). Their case management program, which provided 925 sessions to serve 106 individuals in 2022, exemplifies the dedication and commitment of the social workers, case managers, and human service professionals at NFSB. 

Each session assisted clients in navigating a complex system of benefits, alleviating the stress and confusion associated with benefit management.

Every day, they are making a tangible difference in the lives of those in New Jersey and their contributions are truly invaluable.

Mission and Vision

NFSB’s mission centers around strengthening the emotional and social well-being of individuals and families through affordable mental health counseling and social service programs. Their vision is one of a community where mental well-being is esteemed as an integral part of life, emphasizing the organization’s holistic approach to community welfare.

A Legacy of Impact

With a rich history spanning over 100 years, Nutley Family Service Bureau has been a consistent and unwavering force in community outreach. 

Founded in 1913 by a group of civic-minded Nutley women, the organization’s inception was rooted in the recognition of the need for improved social services to uplift the less fortunate in the town of Nutley. This legacy of compassion and service continues to thrive through the ongoing efforts of NFSB.

Greater Newark Holiday Fund—Supporting Nutley’s Cause

The Greater Newark Holiday Fund stands as a proud supporter of Nutley’s mission, recognizing the vital role played by NFSB in the community. By partnering with the Holiday Fund, Nutley is able to extend its reach and impact, providing essential services to those in need and making a tangible difference in the lives of many individuals and families.

More about Nutley: Celebrating 110 Years of Community Service: A Nutley Family Service Bureau Milestone

You Can Make a Difference

You too can play a part in supporting Nutley Family Service Bureau’s invaluable work. Your contribution to the Holiday Fund will directly contribute to the continuation of NFSB’s impactful programs and services, along with 10 other first-in-class agencies, helping to create a positive and lasting impact within our community. 

Let’s come together to uplift our community and celebrate the spirit of giving throughout National Social Work Month! Donate to the Holiday Fund today. 

Celebrating 110 Years of Community Service: A Nutley Family Service Bureau Milestone

Congrats to NFSB on 110 years of service! They’ve raised their fundraising goal to $110,000 and need our support. 

Being there for their neighbors is not just a task for Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB); it’s a tradition that has been upheld for more than a century. The organization has consistently been a source of hope, strengthening the emotional and social well-being of individuals and families through affordable mental health counseling and social service programs. Their dedication to service goes beyond words; it’s a testament to their unwavering commitment to bettering lives and fostering community resilience.

A Nutley Family Service Bureau Milestone Worth Recognizing

We are extending our heartfelt congratulations to NFSB for marking its 110 years of tireless service in the community. This remarkable milestone not only represents over a century of dedication and commitment, but it also highlights the significant contributions made by NFSB to uplift the lives of many in northern New Jersey.

A Raised Fundraising Goal: A Call to Action

To commemorate their milestone anniversary and to address the increasing needs of the community, NFSB has significantly increased their fundraising goal to $110,000. This ambitious aim reflects the growing needs of those served by NFSB and the commitment of NFSB to meet them head-on. However, they can’t do it alone.

People in need are counting on NFSB, which means NFSB is counting on you – the donors. Your support will ensure that the organization continues its critical work for another century and beyond.

The Greater Newark Holiday Fund: Supporting NFSB’s Mission

Did you know that a donation to the Holiday Fund is a gift to 11 organizations in New Jersey, including Nutley Family Service Bureau? The Greater Newark Holiday Fund has long been a supporter of NFSB, recognizing the importance of its mission and the impact it has on the community.

Your donation to the Holiday Fund will go a long way in supporting NFSB’s initiatives, helping them reach their fundraising goal, and ensuring they continue their vital work in the community.

How You Can Help

Join us in supporting NFSB in their mission. Learn more about how you can contribute at holidayfund.org. Your generosity will make a difference in the lives of those who need it most. Let’s come together to uphold the 110-year tradition of NFSB, and help them continue their invaluable service to our community. 

Every contribution counts. Together, we can make a difference. Donate today at holidayfund.org.

Spreading Thanksgiving Spirit: Nutley Family Service Bureau

Explore Nutley Family Service Bureau‘s embodiment of the Thanksgiving spirit, and learn how you can contribute to this noble cause.

Nutley Family Service Bureau, a place of hope and support in the community, once again showed its extraordinary commitment last Thanksgiving. In an impressive display of dedication, the organization managed to distribute as many as 177 dinners—a testament to their tireless efforts in making a difference!

Distributing so many dinners is no small feat, especially considering the challenging times we are living through. It’s organizations like these that remind us of the power of community and the impact of goodwill.

Thank you, NFSB for not only warming our hearts but also filling our bellies, providing much-needed sustenance and comfort during the holiday season. This effort truly embodies the Thanksgiving spirit, reminding us all to be thankful for our community and those who dedicate themselves to serve it. 

Need help sourcing food this holiday season? Contact NFSB for a confidential appointment. 

Addressing Food Insecurity

This certainly isn’t the first time that NFSB has consistently demonstrated its commitment to addressing food insecurity within the community. The organization operates a Food Pantry, providing essential goods to residents and families in need. This initiative requires substantial collaboration, from food drive collections to stocking shelves and distributing goods. 

Even during the statewide shutdown in 2020, NFSB partnered with the Nutley Public School District to distribute an impressive 16,000 meals to children in the community. Their sustained efforts attest to their mission of strengthening the social and emotional well-being of individuals and families.

Emphasizing Personal & Education Advancement

But NFSB’s achievement goes beyond the distribution of meals. In 2023, they celebrated the awarding of the Bedford Scholarship for 2023 to long-time volunteer and intern, Siri Bhat. This scholarship underscores the organization’s commitment to fostering personal development and educational advancement within the community.

Moreover, 2023 marks the 110th year of NFSB’s operation, an extraordinary milestone that attests to their enduring presence and vital role in the community. Throughout the years, NFSB has expanded its services to meet the evolving needs of the community, as evidenced by their diverse range of essential services offered during the challenging year of 2020.

At its core, NFSB’s work is about empowering individuals and families to overcome obstacles and create a future filled with hope and possibility. Each person they serve represents a story of resilience and transformation.

Congratulations to the Nutley Family Service Bureau for their outstanding work and continuous devotion to changing lives and shaping futures. Here’s to many more years of making a difference in our community!

Supporting NFSB By Donating To The Holiday Fund

The Nutley Family Service Bureau’s endeavors are bolstered by the Greater Newark Holiday Fund. This fund plays a crucial role in supporting the organization, enabling them to carry out their vital work in the community. Their contribution is invaluable, providing much-needed resources and support to make initiatives like the Thanksgiving dinner distribution possible.

We encourage everyone to contribute to the Nutley Family Service Bureau, and ten other vital agencies in New Jersey, by donating to the Greater Newark Holiday Fund. Your donation, no matter how small, can make a significant difference in the lives of those in need. 

Together, we can make a difference. Visit Greater Newark Holiday Fund to make your contribution now

Combating Food Insecurity: The Remarkable Efforts of Nutley Family Service Bureau

At the Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) Food Pantry, a remarkable 20,000+ bags of groceries have already been distributed to families in need. It’s a powerful testament to the work being done every day by this dedicated team.🌟


Food insecurity is a pressing issue in our area, with rates that are sadly higher than the national average. However, the NFSB Food Pantry is tirelessly working to reverse these trends.

Thank you, Nutley Family Service Bureau and the many dedicated supporters and volunteers.

From Substance Use Disorder to Full-Time Job: Beth’s Story

Beth sought help from the Mental Health Program at Nutley Family Service Bureau to cope with anxiety and depression while in recovery from substance use disorder.

Her symptoms worsened after a traumatic event involving her partner, and she struggled to network and find a job.

Through counseling and medication adjustment, Beth learned to take a step back and realize her partner’s difficulty was not her fault, reducing her self-blame. She also attended Narcotics and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, building a support network and learning mindfulness techniques. Beth eventually found a full-time job and gained a more positive outlook on herself and those around her.

Consider donating to the Greater Newark Holiday Fund to support mental health programs like the ones at the NFSB!

Original story taken from the Nutley Family Services Bureau blog

Thanksgiving at Nutley Family Service Bureau

Ever wonder what Thanksgiving for 200 would look like? Look no further than Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB).

Each year, NFSB gives away gift baskets filled with food for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. This is a benefit of clients who are enrolled in their pantry services.

This year, NFSB plans to provide traditional meals to more than 200 individuals. The baskets will include items like turkey, stuffing, potato mix, and more.

Here’s what Pantry Assistant Manager Joan Roake said of the experience:

“Nothing is more gratifying or exciting than being a Pantry volunteer leading up to Thanksgiving and throughout the holiday season. We can always use more hands, even after hours for people who are unavailable during the day. It’s a great way to see the difference we make in the community.”

Whether you volunteer in a pantry, kitchen, or agency office, you can use your skills for the greater good all year round. Have you ever volunteered during the Thanksgiving season? Share your experience below!