Foster Care Support Services
In-home services

Intensive, holistic home-based counseling and support services to foster children and families, in order to promote children’s sense of safety, stability and self-worth during foster placement and/or reunification with their birth families.

Eligibility & Referral Information

  • Youth and family must be DYFS-involved in Essex, Union, or Middlesex Counties, and referral must come from the DYFS caseworker.

Program Components

  • Biopsychosocial assessment
  • In-home individual and family therapy
  • Skill-building exercises to enhance family communication and life skills
  • Regular case conference meetings with DYFS
  • Parenting skills enhancement
  • Behavior & trauma focused therapy
  • Anger management
  • Play therapy
  • Case management and advocacy

Examples of Issues We Address

  • Crisis intervention
  • At-risk foster placements
  • Youth engaging in high-risk behaviors
  • Parent-child conflict
  • Physical, sexual, & emotional abuse
  • Abandonment and bereavement issues
  • Depression/anxiety
  • Self esteem