In New York, we operate twenty-two group homes including supervised apartment living. In addition, we provide in-home services to families and case management support.
In New Jersey, we operate eighteen group homes including supervised apartment living. We also have three day habilitation programs, one specifically for autistic individuals.
CFS is a not-for-profit human service agency that provides individualized support services and programs for individuals living with developmental disabilities and the families that support them.
Our agency is among the premiere employers in the New York and New Jersey areas. CFSNY offers an opportunity to work in a stimulating, rewarding and diverse environment.
Our Mission Statement
The Center for Family Support is committed to providing support and assistance to individuals with developmental and related disabilities, and to the family members who care for them.
To achieve our mission, we strive to:
- Support individuals to live the lives they want
- Respect diversity, individual choice and overall family needs
- Provide families with the support they need at all stages of life
- Involve individuals in their communities
- Deliver excellent, individualized support to all
Spotlight on Success
Steven Vernikoff Celebrates 25 Years
2018 marks 25 years that Steven Vernikoff has served as Executive Director of The Center for Family Support (CFS).
We had the opportunity to speak with Steve recently to discuss his tenure as Executive Director and the great growth of the organization during that time.
News You Can Use
For more than 20 years, The Center for Family Support (CFS) opened Group Homes in the state of New Jersey. Their mission is committed to providing support and assistance to individuals with developmental and related disabilities, and to the family members who care for...read more
Congratulations to the Center for Family Support Nathan Court Group Home athletes Peter Gatto, Hakiem Griffith, Paul Josewitch, and Darren Wobser. On February 3rd, 2018 they completed in the area 6 bowling Special Olympics Bowling at Ocean Lanes in Lakewood, New...read more
Children with autism can lead happy and fulfilled lives when they have people helping them and teaching them proper life skills along the way. As children become older, it’s important to begin teaching these children how to take care of themselves, essential life...read more
Barbara Vanzile, who resides in our Elmwood Park group home, celebrated her 60th Birthday on December 23, 2018. Barbara moved into this home in May of 2004 and has loved the family she has been a part of and the many other relationships she has formed since that time....read more
A Day in the Life of a Service Recipient
For individuals with developmental disabilities and the families that care for them, trying to find services to help them overcome their unique challenges can be difficult. Big changes start with simple things, like employment. Here’s the story of one of our service recipients, the story of one women who enjoys the simple satisfaction going to work every day, making a contribution, and living more independently. Meet Maryanne.
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