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Our Mission


Family & Children’s Service provides compassionate care, intervention and education to support people during challenging times in their lives.

Our Vision


Family & Children’s Service strengthens, protects and preserves the dignity and independence of people in need.

Who We Are:

Founded in 1909, Family & Children’s Service (FCS) is Monmouth County’s oldest private nonprofit social service agency. We offer diverse programs and services that address homelessness; neglect, abuse or exploitation; health and respite care; financial instability due to physical, developmental or mental disabilities; childhood literacy; and long-term care planning.

They include:

  • Adult Protective Services
  • Home Care Grant Assistance
  • Home Care Services
  • Medicare Counseling
  • Operation Sleighbells
  • Outreach, Awareness & Resources for Seniors (OARS)
  • Reading Buddies
  • Representative Payee
  • Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
  • State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
  • Statewide Respite Care
  • Telefriends


All of our programs and services are provided regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, language spoken or physical or mental ability.

While FCS partners with many organizations and government agencies, in many cases, we are the sole county-designated provider of these services and the last hope for individuals, families and seniors in crisis.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

We, at Family & Children’s Service, are committed to creating an environment where Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are recognized and celebrated. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are integrated into our values and we aim to promote these key concepts throughout all levels of our organization. When united with our common set of ideals, FCS’s diversity and differences make us stronger, more creative, and adaptable to the changing needs of our community. FCS’s commitment to embracing diversity makes us unique as a social service community-based organization.