Family Resource Center

Our Social Workers, Counselors, Victims’ Advocate, Father Empowerment Project Coordinator, and staff are available to provide advocacy, supportive counseling, case management, crisis intervention, information and referrals. Select on-site, in-person sessions can be scheduled. Please call our Intake Coordinator to make an appointment.

For information contact:
Intake Coordinator
Office phone: (732) 774-9397 Ext. 122
Cell: (732) 900-3937

The Family Resource Center (FRC) is a “one-stop shop” for information, resources and services related to the support and preservation of families. It offers a range of cultural and relevant services such as group counseling, individual and family counseling, psycho-educational workshops, case management, and information and referrals to appropriate providers that help strengthen and stabilize the lives and situations of families.

Major funding is provided by the New Jersey Department of Children and Families, supplemented by private and corporate donations. Our complete listing of all services and programs is available below under “Programs and Services.” Workshop and class schedules are shown in our Events section.

Programs & Services (remote):

  • Substance Abuse Education Relapse Prevention
  • Individual counseling sessions (English & Spanish)
  • Adolescent Resiliency Group (Zoom & Outside group sessions)
  • Parenting individual sessions & Fatherhood program (English & Spanish)
  • Counseling for Children 5-12 Years
  • Information and Referrals

Additional Resources

  • Educational Resources & Materials
  • Community Resource Directory
  • Resource Room with access to computer for job search & resume writing

Programs and Services

Adolescent Social Skills Program “Youth With a Purpose” (Males & Females):

Group provides an opportunity that fosters social, recreational and cultural learning. The program’s curriculum promotes strength, courage, honesty and communication skills for both males and females.
For meeting times:
Click here for Family Resource Calendar

Adult Substance Abuse/ Early Intervention/ Relapse Prevention:

A 12-week interactive didactic, educational and informational life skills group designed to increase participant’s knowledge and understanding of substance use disorders, increase participant’s self-awareness and motivation, and help participant develop a relapse prevention plan to make choices that lead to positive lifestyle changes.
For meeting times:
Click here for Family Resource Calendar

Adult Anger Management Group:

Group provides an environment where the participants can identify issues related to their inability to control their anger. Participants learn more appropriate behaviors and how to utilize effective coping techniques.
For meeting times:
Click here for Family Resource Calendar

Adult Parenting Education (English and Spanish):

Program offers the Nurturing Parenting curriculum, a family-centered trauma-informed program initiative designed to build nurturing parenting skills as an alternative to abusive, neglectful parenting and child rearing practices by adopting positive parenting behaviors and attitudes.
For meeting times:
Click here for Family Resource Calendar

Fatherhood Empowerment Project

The Fatherhood Empowerment Project utilizes skills-based, evidence-informed activities and services, designed to improve the relationships between fathers and their children who are in Foster Care placements or at-risk for out-of-home placement and have been previously diagnosed with learning disabilities. The program offers fathers the opportunities to gain the knowledge and skills to appropriately address their children’s challenges and limitations.

For information, please contact the Fatherhood Empowerment Coordinator
Office phone: (732) 774-9397 Ext. 120
Cell: (732) 900-5900

For meeting times:
Click here for Family Resource Calendar

Community Victim Advocacy Program

Community Victim Advocacy Program provides advocacy, support services, linkages and assistance to crime victims and witnesses and victims and survivors (including family members) affected by Domestic Violence and/or Sexual Violence. Our advocates educate the community through public awareness regarding victims’ rights,  assist with Victim Crime Compensation Office (VCCO) applications, information and victims services. We help victims in Monmouth County adjust and return to a normal life.

For services:
Community Victim Advocates

Arlene Rivera-Cruz (bilingual)
Office phone: (732) 774-9397 Ext. 127
Cell: (732) 621-3616

Alaa Alyoubi (Arabic)
(732) 774-9397 Ext. 125
Cell: (732) 621-9878

Renaude “Didi” Ulysse (Creole)
(732) 774-9397 Ext. 127
Cell: (732) 900-4535

Learn more

Community Resource Directory