Who We Are

Far too many people and families in our communities struggle with serious challenges—from trauma and mental illness to addiction, domestic violence, and child abuse. Family Connections is here to make sure no one has to face these challenges alone. We deliver a wide range of services across Northern New Jersey, including counseling, prevention and training, family bonding, family reunification, social-emotional skills-building – and more.

Our highly-trained staff is committed to excellence, bringing their many skills and big hearts to work every day – not only in our offices, but on-site in schools and directly in the home. We work with people as they define their own needs, goals, and plans for better lives so that thousands of children, teens, mothers, fathers, veterans, seniors, and others can heal and succeed in school, work, and life.

Since 1879, Family Connections has proven that communities thrive when everyone is invested in each other’s wellbeing. When you connect with us, you’re building a stronger, safer, and healthier New Jersey.  

Join us here – where hope meets possibility.

Our Vision

We see a world where no one faces life’s challenges alone—where we all have the opportunities, connections, and resources we need to thrive.

Our Mission

Growth happens here every day. With our counseling, skills-building, training and prevention services, people take control of their own healing and foster connections that make our entire community stronger, safer, and healthier.

Our History

Family Connections started in 1879 as the Orange Registry Society. Back then, we loaned out horses and wagons from our stable and offered volunteers and food to families who’d fallen on hard times. After 140 years, one merger, and a couple of name changes, we are still in the business of making hope possible by supporting neighbors in need and strengthening our communities.