Support Young Victims of Violence
IFS serves as the life-line to survivors and victims of violence. IFS has an extensive system of trauma informed services that support survivors of violent crimes with a special emphasis on young victims ages 6-17 years old. Donate now and help us with our work with young children.
Serving Youth and Families
Since 1971, IFS has been serving at-risk youth and families in need of educational and behavioral issues caused by poverty, substandard educational systems and unstable homes. Here at IFS, we target at-risk youth that have experienced behavioral and academic issues as a result of trauma or negative experiences from foster care. Many of these children have experienced being expelled from school or are at-risk of dropping out. We can help. With behavioral counseling, clinical and academic programs, we encourage independent decision-making, problem solving, and positive self-direction giving our children the confidence and tools that they will need to be successful in life.
Independence: A Family of Services
At Independence: A Family of Services, Inc. (IFS), our mission is to create pathways to success for at-risk and underserved residents in urban communities through innovative behavioral health, mental health, residential and educational programs.
Latest News from IFS
Nov, 09, 2018 admin
We are happy to report that News 12 Spotlight NJ with host Della Crews will re-air her segment on IFS and its programs. Air times…
Jul, 17, 2018 admin
IFS continues its fight to serve homeless veterans in Newark. Neighborhood thinks veterans 'are not worthy to live next door,' lawsuit claims By Barry Carter, NJ…
Thank you IFS!
“Life skills has changed me, not only the way I think daily, and budget, but it has changed me as a young adult. The endless support and life lessons which I received while in this program are nothing short of a blessing.”
– Nyaisha Green