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What We Do

Following are some of the supports and programs offered by Family Support Organization of Bergen County. For more information, call us at 201.796.6209.

Warm Line

FSOBC offers telephone support to family members, caregivers, and to those who reach out from the Bergen County community needing support with resources. We listen and offer support, information and referrals.

Can you lend support to this effort? Your voice is needed! Call 201.796.6209 ext. 102

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Peer to Peer Support

FSOBC employs trained Family Support Partners, themselves caregivers⁄parents of emotionally or behaviorally challenged children, who assist and support families enrolled in the Care Management Organization.

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Education & Advocacy

FSOBC provides forums, workshopsguest speakers and other special events that inform and empower families about their role in the parent⁄professional partnership.

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Other Programs

Support Groups
FSOBC hosts weekly support groups at no cost for families and caregivers. On–site adult supervision is provided to children who accompany caregivers⁄parents.

Youth Partnership
FSOBC works directly with youth ages 14–21 who have been involved with the mental health, juvenile justice, or child welfare system.Youth Partnership provides a forum to share their experiences. Youth Partnership members are committed to the development of leadership skills and making a difference through community service.

Community Development
FSOBC develops and maintains its presence with our local legislators, schools, and businesses to gain their support and provide information. We partner with local planning bodies such as the Children’s Interagency Coordinating Council (CIACC), the Human Service Advisory Council (HSAC), and the Youth Service Commission (YSC).

Systems Monitoring
FSOBC holds systems accountable through feedback on family issues, concerns, and suggestions.

FSO⁄CMO Strategic Planning
FSOBC and Bergen’s Promise (Care Management Organization), Youth Case Management and the Children’s Mobile Response Stabilization System maintain a close relationship and meet frequently to discuss strategies and share information so that system partners continue to provide excellent service to our families.

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