Welcome to 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.
IFS 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.
Latest News from IFS
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…
Support Youth Aging Out of Child Welfare
Our youth are again out of the child welfare system and they need your help! Help us provide the critical day-to-day independent living skills that they will need to be successful in life. 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