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Family Support Center of New Jersey

(800) 372-6510

Family Support Center of New Jersey

The Family Support Center (FSCNJ) was established in 1994 to provide information and referral on family support programs and services to families caring for a child with a disability, medical condition, rare disorder or other special needs. FSCNJ responds to the needs of families who are experiencing emotional distress and feelings of isolation, lack of information surrounding their child’s development and the services available to them. The Center operates a statewide toll free number (1-800-FSC-NJ10) for family members, professionals and other interested individuals to call for access to a broad array of support services.

Family support is not a single service, but rather a flexible and varied network of supports that can change with individual family needs. Support components include the NJ Parent to Parent program; a library and database of both state and national services and resources; informational workshops for families; training for families and professionals, sibling support programs, coordination of the National Caregivers Conference, the development of a private provider database and the reproduction and distribution of the OPTIONS manual.

FSCNJ functions as an affiliate of The Family Resource Network, a comprehensive family-focused umbrella organization designed to meet the growing need for community-based programs and services to individuals and families with a variety of disabilities through its affiliate organizations: Autism Family Services of New Jersey, Caregivers of New Jersey, Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey and the Family Support Center of New Jersey. The Family Resource Network is a statewide organization with offices located in Brick, Parsippany, Trenton and Westmont.

With more than 50 programs and services available for New Jersey residents living with epilepsy, autism, developmental disabilities and chronic illness, FRN and its affiliates have been affecting lives of thousands of families across New Jersey for the past 43 years.

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Last Updated: 11/15/21