NY Services

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.

NJ Services

In New Jersey, we operate eighteen group homes including supervised apartment living. We also have three day habilitation programs, one specifically for autistic individuals.

About Us

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

And the Survey Says…

Family Outreach Survey

The information collected in this survey will be used to evaluate our process in reaching ALL families we support. This survey will help us identify possible ways to improve our efforts.

Thank you in advance for your participation.

Spotlight on Success

Steven Vernikoff Celebrates     25 Years

2018 marks 25 years that Steven Vernikoff has served as Chief Executive Officer of The Center for Family Support (CFS).

We had the opportunity to speak with Steve recently to discuss his tenure as Chief Executive Officer and the great growth of the organization during that time.

News You Can Use

Want to Join CFS’ Supportive Fishing Club?

Would You be Interested in Joining CFS’s Supportive Fishing Club? The Innovative Planning Department is looking for New Members… Space is limited! There is a $20 Monthly Membership Fee. For More Information Call Melissa Salmon at 646-784-1081.

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Giving Tuesday 4

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3RD IS GIVING TUESDAY Giving Tuesday is a one-day worldwide fundraising event held each year. In 2018, 3.6 million donations were made, raising a total of $400 million for charities around the world. Money was raised through Giving Tuesday in over...

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Words are Powerful Ways to Giveback

CFS Strong Island Voices worked together to hold the 3rd Annual Giveback Letter Writing event this month. The advocacy group participated in the "The Happy Mail Program". The Happy Mail Program ensures each letter will be given to an elderly person living in a...

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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.

Employee of the Month

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Upcoming Events

  1. CFS New Jersey Self-Advocacy Group Meeting

    December 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  2. “Strong Island Voices” You’ve Got the Power Advocacy Meeting

    January 8, 2020 @ 4:45 pm - 6:15 pm
  3. CFS New Jersey Self-Advocacy Group Meeting

    January 29, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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