Intensive Family Support Services (CBH Care)

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Intensive Family Support Services (CBH Care)

Intensive Family Support Services (IFSS) is a government funded county-wide support service for Bergen County families who have an adult relative with a mental illness.

Program Goal
The goal of IFSS is to improve the functioning and quality of life for families living with mental illness. IFSS helps families develop critical knowledge, skills, and community supports that can assist them by providing a variety of services that can be delivered in the family home, at the IFSS office, or at other sites throughout the county.

Specialized Services

  • Weekly support groups for family members who are 18+ years old
  • Individual family consultations available in choice of locations
  • Respite care available for primary caregivers
  • Educational workshops (check the Community Events Calendar for upcoming workshops)
    • Mental health
    • Community Resources
    • Strategies for coping
    • Problem solving skills
  • Transportation to various programs (subject to availability)
  • 24 Hour telephone access to a mental health professional

Most IFSS services are free of charge

Overnight respite care fee is $25 (may be waived, depending on circumstances)

IFSS operates 7 days a week

Eligibility Bergen County families who have an adult relative with a mental illness.
Age Groups
  • Adults
Community Services
Family & Support Services
Health Services
Behavioral / Mental Health
Intellectual and Developmental Needs
Payment Options
  • County Funding
  • Free

Last Updated: 08/10/23