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
When Zachary Brown first started coming to Center for Family Support, which is a facility for adults with developmental disabilities, he had a lot of trouble assimilating. His low-functioning autism made it increasingly difficult for him to get along with the others, and he was often agitated and antisocial.
That is, until he met Kirkpatrick Clemenson. Clemenson, originally from Jamaica, has always loved gardening. He has a garden in his fire escape, and says that “gardening is in his blood.” As he randomly brought some of the plants to the center, Brown took an interest in them.
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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.