(973) 372-5601 Info@ifsnj.org 15 Smalley Terrace Irvington, NJ 07111

Welcome to Independence: A Family of Services

At Independence: A Family of Services, Inc. (IFS), our mission is to create the pathways to success for at-risk and troubled youth and families through innovative programs and services in urban New Jersey.

IFS Serving Youth and Families

Since 1971, IFS has been serving youth and families struggling with educational and behavioral issues caused by poverty, substandard educational systems and unstable homes.  Specifically, the youth we work with, have experienced trauma or are in foster care, which has resulted in behavioral and academic issues. Our youth may have been expelled from school or are at-risk of dropping out. Using our strength-based approach, including behavioral counseling and clinical and academic programs, we emphasize independent decision-making, problem solving, and positive self-direction.

Latest News from IFS

Support Youth Aging Out of Child Welfare

Help us help our youth learn critical day-to-day independent living skills as they age out of the child welfare system. Join us for our Back to School fundraiser!

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