Family Service League is pleased to announce it has received a $3,500 grant from the Montclair Foundation of Montclair, NJ to support their Counseling Program.  These funds will enable Family Service League to provide increase the provision of culturally and linguistically appropriate counseling sessions for Spanish speaking individuals, couples, and families.

Founded in Montclair in 1881, the mission of Family Service League has remained consistent to support and strengthen families in need in Montclair and surrounding communities through counseling, education, and social services. The programs include the Family Counseling Program and The Sexual Family Violence Intervention and Prevention Center (SAVE), which is New Jersey’s designated Rape Care Center for Essex County. For many who are financially strained, services are provided on a sliding scale basis to eliminate barriers to service. More than 99 percent of counseling clients qualify for reduced rates based upon their income.

“The agency has seen an increase in the number of counseling requests from Spanish speaking individuals, couples, and families. With the support of the Montclair Foundation, we will be able to better serve the Spanish speaking community by providing culturally and linguistically appropriate counseling services which research suggest leads to more favorable treatment outcomes” stated Christine Ferro-Saxon, Family Service League’s Executive Director.

To learn more about Family Service League, please visit www.familyserviceleague.org. For more information about the Montclair Foundation, please visit https://vanvleck.org/montclair-foundation-mission/.