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.

Our Programs & Services

  • Adult Protective Services
  • Community Support Services
    • Home Care Grant Assistance
    • Jersey Assistance for Community Care Giving
    • Statewide Respite Care
  • Home Care Services
  • Operation Sleighbells
  • Representative Payee


  • Volunteer Services / Americorps Seniors RSVP
    • Outreach, Awareness & Resources for Seniors (OARS)
    • Reading Buddies
    • State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) / Medicare Counseling
    • Telefriends
    • In-Home Recreation

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.

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.


SCAN (Senior Citizen's Activities Network) Senior Moments Podcast

Check out SCAN's recent Senior Moments podcast episode featuring Louis Schwarcz & Samantha White from Family & Children's Service.

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Anniversaries to Celebrate!


Anniversary as Official Sponsoring Organization for Home Health Aide Service of Monmouth County


Anniversary as the Designated Sponsor of the Federal AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP Program


Anniversary of Providing Adult Protective Services in Monmouth County


Anniversary of the Reading Buddies Program


Anniversary of Providing APS in Middlesex County

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.