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
Donna Vandyke has been with The Center for Family Support since 2001. She began working as a DSP at the Lincoln Park group home and was promoted to Group Home Manager for the Nutley group in 2007. Throughout the years Donna has continuously demonstrated her dedication...read more
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For family members and caregivers, caring for someone with an intellectual disability is rewarding, but sometimes challenging. For some, daily tasks take up so much of the available time that there aren’t enough hours in the day to teach skills that lead to greater...read more
Chandler Johnson has been volunteering at the Mid-Manhattan Library located at 40th St. and Fifth Ave. for about nine years. Chandler is currently volunteering at 53rd Street Library twice weekly since the beginning of this year. When Chandler was interviewed for the...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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