Family Service Bureau of Newark

390ASP82612Family Service Bureau of Newark
274 South Orange Avenue
Newark, NJ 07103

Kearny Office
379 Kearny Avenue
Kearny, NJ 07032

Behavioral and mental health services for individuals, couples and families with problems ranging from domestic violence, juvenile delinquent behavior, truancy, school problems, child abuse or neglect, delivering core services to victims.

Family Service Bureau offers:
* Parenting groups
* Anger management classes
* Substance abuse education and counseling
* Drug screenings for adults
* Therapeutic youth groups covering life skills, anger management, peer pressure and conflict resolution
* Provides supportive services to Kinship families in Newark
* Customized training/workshops for agencies on team building, communication and conflict resolution
* Psychiatric services and medication monitoring
* Recruitment of and supportive services for Resource (Foster) Families

Family Service Bureau’s New Start Program
New Start is a boarder baby prevention program that provides assistance to at-risk mothers and babies in need, with the hopes of eliminating the number of infants who are left in hospital pediatric wards by mothers who are unwilling or unable to care for their children. Services include the following:

* Assistance with securing infant supplies
* Referrals for substance abuse treatment
* Parenting classes and workshops
* Life skills training
* Assistance with pediatric care
* Assistance in applying for Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, WIC and other social services
* Referrals to health care providers

The Family Service Bureau also hosts the annual Fabulous Me Womanhood Conference, which is designed to educate, empower and inspire young women between the ages of 12 and 17 to take control of their lives in order to achieve their goals. This year’s conference was held June 16 with keynote speaker Mia St. John, a five-time world and international boxing champion. The theme was #FightLikeAGirl.