Giving Back

Press Releases

Family Service League Awarded Grant From the Montclair Foundation

89b6bf2fff8861002119_fsl_banner.jpg.1322803278145__1_.jpg
89b6bf2fff8861002119_fsl_banner.jpg.1322803278145__1_.jpg

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/.

 

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Montclair

South Orange - Maplewood School District Responds to Threatening Message Painted in Columbia H.S. Lot

February 15, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The South Orange - Maplewood School District (SOMSD) sent an email to Columbia High School (CHS) families at about 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday with information about the threatening message that was found painted in the CHS lot that morning. 

The large message was painted on the ground of the student parking lot on Parker Avenue, about a half-block from CHS, and stated, ...

Over 25 Cats, 1 Dog Rescued From Deplorable Conditions in Woodland Park Hoarding Case

February 15, 2018

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Over 25 cats and one dog were were removed from deplorable conditions in a home of a local elderly woman 

Passaic County S.P.C.A. Humane Police and Wayne Township Animal Control, who services the Borough of Woodland Park, responded to the home at 15 Hillery Street on a report of animals living in deplorable conditions in a home ...

Upcoming Events

Sun, February 18

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Sun, February 18, 2:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Author/Artist Talk about Before She Was Harriet

Arts & Entertainment

Sun, February 18, 2:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Author/Artist Talk about Before She Was Harriet

Arts & Entertainment

Montclair Police Blotter: Multiple Vehicles Rummaged, Arrests and More

February 14, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The following blotter was released by the Montclair Police Department on February 13, 2018:

Arrest:
02-05- 2018 (Bloomfield Avenue) Mr. David Blakely, 27yoa from Montclair was arrested on an open
Montclair warrant ($250)
02-09- 2018 (Lackawanna Plaza) Ms. Tawanna Hill, 36yoa from Montclair, was arrested for open
warrants out of Montclair and Little Falls totaling ...

'What Stays' exposes family secrets and lies

‘What Stays’ exposes family secrets, resentment and lies

By Liz Keill

SUMMIT, NJ – In an original play by Laura Ekstrand and Jason Szamreta, the Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre has provided an enlightening, funny and heart-felt view of family foibles.

Ekstrand has said that the germ of the play came from conversations with the ensemble members of the troupe, based on ...

'American Hero' explores with powerful performances

‘American Hero’ pulses with tension, clashing emotions at George Street

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNWICK – The issue of social injustice makes its way into “American Hero,” the second play in a trilogy by Christopher Demo-Brown.

Armand Schultz as Rob is to receive a medal of honor for his heroic actions during the Iraq war. Although he lost the use of his legs, he ...

New Law Requires Amateur Sports Organizations To Report Sexual Abuse

February 18, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — . – Senate Bill 534, Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 was signed into law on Jan. 14, 2018, effective immediately.

The bill imposes a duty on amateur sports organizations, including US Equestrian and its members, to report suspected sex-abuse to local or federal law enforcement or to a ...