The Center for Alcohol and Drug Resources, a program of Children’s Aid and Family Services, fully supports the anti-addiction legislation that was signed into law in New Jersey on February 15, 2017. Since 2004, more than 6,000 people have died in New Jersey due to heroin. This legislation, along with substance abuse prevention and education efforts and recovery support, is an important step in addressing this critical public health emergency.
Conveniently nestled on a quiet cul-de-sac behind Century Road, Turrell boasts two large playgrounds, a versatile gym, state of the art library with SMART tables and SMART boards, and ten classrooms filled with developmentally appropriate toys and activities for children between the ages of 8 weeks through Kindergarten. Our creative and nurturing teachers have decades of experience, several of whom have been with Turrell for over 15 years!
Children’s Aid and Family Services is proud to introduce the Family Counseling Center, our new program that provides therapy for children and families at our location in Fair Lawn. Our team of professionals will be helping children with a wide range of emotional, behavioral and relationship problems, including those who are struggling with loss or trauma; school-related difficulties; and challenges with focus. We also offer family therapy and support and guidance for parents.
On#GivingTuesday, Isaiah is thankful for family, food, and Path I, our group home for children in foster care. Without you, we couldn't help children like Isaiah who come to us with just the clothes on their backs. Will you make a donation this #GivingTuesday?
Edward P. Wallace Jr., Director of Foundation and Corporate Community Affairs and Jaime L. Patriarca, Facility Manager of Suez presented a check in the amount of $2,000 to Jerry Binney, President & CEO of Children’s Aid and Family Services. Many thanks to the employees of SUEZ and the SUEZ Foundation for this generous gift!
Thank you to everyone who attended "An Evening of Wine and Food" on October 21, 2016. We were pleased to honor Elizabeth and David Mason, Barbara and Bruce Brady and Joanne Mandry and Donald Ramesdorfer for their dedication and philanthropic commitment to our mission. This year's fall fundraiser was our most successful to date! The proceeds raised that night will benefit the vulnerable children and families we serve in our community.
Please attend The Unitarian Universalists Annual Outreach Auction of Bergen County on November 21,2016 at 6:30pm. The auction takes place at the Central Unitarian Church, 165 Forest Avenue, Paramus, NJ. This event is dedicated to supporting Bergen County non-profit organizations fulfill basic life needs. Since 2000, this event has raised over $450,000. 100% of the proceeds from the auction go to local charities. This event will have a live auction and a tricky tray.
Happy Halloween from all of us at Children's Aid and Family Services. Thank you to all of our supporters that donated halloween costumes to the children in our care. Thank you to all of our staff that helped to organize a halloween parade for our kids! THank you to everyone that helped give our children an amazing halloween experience!
Please join us for an afternoon of jazz featuring Clark LaMendola on the piano, John Mccann on the drums, and Art Zo on the bass.This wonderful event is hosted by the Fuhrman and Jones family. There is no charge for admission and donations will go towards Children's Aid and Family Services. We respect that not all are able to donate. Envelopes will be available and can be retunred with or without a donation at the exit. The event takes place on Sunday, October 16th from 4:00-5:30 PM at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood.
Every year we have our Field Day for all the children in our care. It is a day filled with volleyball, water balloon toss, arts and crafts, bicycle races and so much more. It gives our children the opportunity to be a kid and not worry about anything else! We want to thank all of our volunteers from Suez, PNC Bank, and Marsh & McLennan. Also, thank you to BJs Whole Sale Club, Blimpies and Jersey Mikes for their time and donations to this wonderful day!
According to a June 27th article in “The Record,” the Northern Valley Regional School District has reported a decline in substance abuse cases from 20 in the 2014-15 school year to 16 in 2015-16. During that time, The Center for Alcohol and Drug Resources, a program of Children’s Aid and Family Services, has been working with the Northern Valley School District on innovative programs that aim to help teenagers make safe, smart decision about alcohol and drugs.
For everyone that read our spring appeal, we have an update for you. Tiyanah graduated from Montclair State University! If you haven't had the chance to read her story please click here. It is only with your help that we're able to support Tiyanah through this journey. She is an extraordinary girl and we're so thrilled for her! Let's help more young adults like Tiyanah achieve her dreams. Donate to our spring appeal today!
Every year, Children’s Aid and Family Services holds a Volunteer Appreciation Reception to recognize and honor the amazing volunteers who serve our agency. The theme of this year’s event was “Real Life Superheroes: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Impact!” CAFS had the pleasure of honoring 12 individual and corporate volunteers who use their “Superpowers” to positively impact our children’s lives.
When you talk to Tiyanah, the first thing you notice is her wisdom. Only 22-years-old, she speaks about her life as though she is decades older. On the cusp of graduating from a state university with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Justice Studies and Psychology and a certificate in Child Advocacy, she is full of dreams that she is determined to bring to life...
Children's Aid and Family Services has been in existence for over 100 years and was founded by a group of volunteers. In this time, we have had thousands of volunteers come through our doors. Every one of them has made an impact on our staff, our community and most importantly the children in our care. From our special event volunteers, to our educational tutors, to office adminstration volunteers to our furry little friends in our pet therapy program; we wouldn't be able to do the work that we do if it wasn't for their help. We wanted to take a moment out of our week to simply say than