NFSB Partners with New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS) and Division of Disability Services (DDS) for Inclusive Healthy Communities Initiative
Nutley Family Service Bureau remains dedicated to continuing our efforts to make a more inclusive community in Nutley for those with disabilities. The report, IHC Blueprint for Building an Inclusive & Healthier Nutley Township, concluded that there is a lack of Affordable Housing, Mental Health, and Peer Support Services. It also concluded there are specific accessibility improvements to public spaces and buildings that can be made that would greatly improve the ability of persons with disabilities to participate in community life.
As a Nutley police officer and juvenile detective, Mike Padilla would often meet with kids and families, especially at-risk youth, who needed access to counseling and various forms of assistance. He knew the best way to help people was right here in the Nutley community.
In 2012, Mike approached Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) to discuss ideas for offering mental health services to local families. His meeting with then-Executive Director Felicia Gardner and current Senior Clinical Supervisor Staela Keegan, MSW, LCSW, LCADC led to the creation of the Nutley Empowering Teens (NET) program.
SUPPORT INITIATIVES & BENEFIT EVENTS
We are most sincerely grateful for all individual and organizational efforts to support NFSB through benefit events, such as food drives. However, we kindly ask that all initiatives are coordinated through our Executive Director, Katherine Carmichael at 973-542-8276 Ext. 200 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Such efforts will ensure that the usage of our name and/or logo is consistent with NFSB policy guidelines and any applicable laws governing non-profit organizations.
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