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
With what has seemed like endless winter, a ray of sunshine and a mild day brings thoughts of all those activities we live for: long walks, sitting on the deck, picnics. And perhaps a new friendship, or even romance.
Six years ago, Boyd of Brooklyn and Alexis of Jamaica, Queens, had those same spring thoughts as they eagerly awaited the annual picnic sponsored by The Center for Family Support, an organization the assists individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. They knew there would be great food, fun games, lively entertainment and the chance to socialize with other adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and to meet their family members. What they didn’t know was that they would meet each other, and begin a friendship that would continue to grow.
News You Can Use
Specialists characterize intellectual disabilities by limitations in intellectual functioning and adaptive behavior. Doctors can identify this at a young age, as the symptoms generally show before turning 18 years old. The three main forms of adaptive functioning to...read more
Everyone wants to live successfully as an adult in the world. Autistic individuals may have difficulties understanding the world around them, which may cause them to become nervous when thinking about living independently. The good news is that these worries are...read more
Todd was born June 13, 1958, at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, New Jersey. He is the son of Edoma and Jeanette Ranson, and he is the youngest of his sisters Joan and Carol and his brother Ed. His mother was born in St. Alban Vermont in 1923. Early in life, she...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.