News Update: FAQs Nutley Services and Funding
NFSB is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charity with a 100-year history of responding to mental health and social services needs of Nutley. Clients and supporters are asking about recent announcements regarding Nutley township grant and NFSB services. Below are key FAQs, followed by a more complete summary.
Does NFSB provide free social services to Nutley residents?
Yes, all are free to Nutley residents. Some are restricted only to Nutley residents. Our social service programs are designed with input from Nutley partners.
Who can use the NFSB Food Pantry?
Only Nutley residents who meet income eligibility guidelines participate in the Food Pantry. Call 973-677-1884 if any questions.
Does NFSB provide free mental health counseling to residents of other towns?
No, professional counseling is not free. Our qualified staff offers affordable psychotherapy to residents of Nutley as well as surrounding towns. Client fees cover cost-of-service, are paid by insurance or privately, and are NFSB’s largest revenue source. Nutley residents receive preferential consideration as needed.
Does NFSB work with other towns to develop programs or respond to requests?
No. First and foremost, we remain committed to making a difference in Nutley, as we have for over 100 years.
What recently changed in the Nutley Township grant?
The longstanding grant was reduced from $65,000 to $32,500 in 2017, and was slated to be eliminated in 2018. However, on July 25 Commissioner Rogers informed us it would be $25,000 in 2018, primarily to support the Food Pantry. This is very new information, and specifics are forthcoming.
Has the Township grant reduction affected NFSB’s commitment to Nutley?
NFSB remains committed to our “Nutley First” philosophy. We are pleased to continue receiving financial support from Nutley Township. The overall reduction leaves a gap for part of Food Pantry plus other program and overhead expenses (see attached summary). NFSB firmly believes residents value our diverse services. We will pursue other funding opportunities before considering any reduction of services.
How does the NFSB Thrift Shop help Nutley?
- NFSB management can provide needy Nutley residents with vouchers for the Thrift Shop.
- Thrift Shop is a community resale shop open to the public, and 100% of the proceeds support NFSB programs and services. The gently-used donated items are a great bargain for everyone.