Free COVID-19 Crisis Counseling Services Available to Residents of Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Passaic Counties

Family Service Bureau of Newark, an affiliate of New Community Corporation, is offering the NJ Hope and Healing Crisis Counseling Program (CCP) for residents of Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Passaic counties. Services are offered free of charge for families, individuals and youth and are available in multiple languages.

FSB is a neighbor helping neighbor team with staff on-call to provide the following free services: online support for stress management techniques, development of new coping skills, compassion fatigue, communication techniques and resource linkage.

The hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Those interested in services should call 973-272-7488 or email FS*****@ne**********.org.

Virtual support groups are available weekdays via Zoom. The morning group is for Spanish speaking individuals from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday to Friday with meeting code 970 8765 7941. The afternoon group runs from 3 to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday with meeting code 943 0132 5496. The password for both groups is 12345.

This program is brought to you by/through NJ Hope and Healing Crisis Counseling Program (CCP). Family Service Bureau of Newark in collaboration with the New Jersey Department of Human Services’ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Disaster and Terrorism Branch, is offering a Crisis Counseling Program (CCP) through a FEMA/SAMHSA grant.

Two flyers are available for the services:

About Family Service Bureau
Serving the needs of the community since 1882, Family Service Bureau (FSB) is a Licensed Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Center. FSB’s mission is to preserve, educate, support, strengthen and enrich family life through prevention, intervention and community education programs that assist families, children and individuals. Our staff includes clinicians and interns under direct supervision of licensed clinical supervisors. By adopting an integrated behavioral health model to treat the whole body, FSB aims to provide each consumer with the resources needed to improve their quality of life.

About New Community Corporation (NCC)
New Community Corporation was founded in 1968 in Newark, N.J., by Monsignor William J. Linder and a small group of community residents during a time of civil unrest that was spreading throughout urban communities across the United States. NCC has grown to become one of the largest and most comprehensive community development organizations in the country, providing services ranging from housing and health care to education and banking services. New Community Corporation’s mission is to help residents of inner cities improve the quality of their lives to reflect individual God-given dignity and personal achievement.

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