Family & Children’s Service Receives $50,000 Grant

FCS CEO Colleen Verriest and Investors Bank Fatima Camacho

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Long Branch, NJ, Sept. 1, 2020 – Family & Children’s Service (FCS), Monmouth County’s oldest, private nonprofit social service agency recently received a $50,000 grant from Investors Foundation to support the organization’s many programs. The grant will be provided in 5 annual installment payments of $10,000.00; the first of which, was presented to FCS CEO Colleen Verriest at the Long Branch office, by Long Branch Investors Bank branch manager, Vice President Fatima Camacho.

The grant funds will be used to advance FCS’s technology systems. “This grant will help our programs keep pace with current industry workflows, such as cloud-based services and applications that staff use collaboratively,” said Verriest. “These tools will only help further FCS’s mission of providing compassionate care, intervention and education to support people during challenging times in their lives. We are grateful to Investors Bank and Investors Foundation for recognizing the needs of our community and supporting us in our mission.”

Founded in 1909, FCS offers 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 obesity; and long-term care planning.

To learn more about FCS and its diverse programs and services, visit the FCS website at or follow the agency on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – @fcsmonmouth.


About Family & Children’s Service (FCS)

Family & Children’s Service (FCS) strengthens, protects and preserves the dignity and independence of people in need. With over 110 years of history, FCS is the oldest, private nonprofit social service agency in Monmouth County and a leading volunteer organization. Our mission is to provide compassionate care, intervention and education to support people at challenging times in their lives. We accomplish this through more than a dozen programs focused on the needs of multiple at-risk populations, including: Adult Protective Services; Jersey Assistance for Community Caregivers (JACC); Healthy Buddies; Home Care Services and Home Care Grant Assistance; Operation Sleighbells; Reading Buddies; Representative Payee; Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP); Statewide Respite Care, State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP); and Telephone Reassurance. Learn more at


About Investors Bank

Investors Bank, headquartered in Short Hills, New Jersey, is a full-service community bank that has been serving customers since 1926. With over $27 billion in assets and a network of more than 150 retail branches, Investors Bank delivers personalized services and products tailored to the needs of its customers. Investors Bank’s services include complete deposit, loan and cash management products for consumers and businesses. Investors Bank. Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.


About the Investors Foundation

Investors Bank created the Investors Foundation in 2005 to support the communities Investors Bank serves. Investors Foundation supports initiatives in the arts, youth development, health and human services, education and affordable housing. The Investors Foundation works to improve the lives of its neighbors and communities across the bank’s footprint.

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FCS CEO Colleen Verriest and Investors Bank Fatima Camacho

Photo: (left) Family & Children’s Service CEO Colleen Verriest receives grant installment of $10,000 from the Long Branch Investors Bank branch manager, Vice President Fatima Camacho (right) for the organization’s programs.

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