Annual Appeal

2021 Annual Appeal

Dear Neighbors,

Thanks to your generosity and support, Nutley Family Service Bureau, Inc. (NFSB) remained open this entire year, providing essential services to the greater Nutley community despite the unprecedented challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

NFSB has been able to meet increased community demand for our services. So far this year, NFSB has served over 1,000 individuals with mental health and human service programs. The Pantry provided 373 households (comprised of 732 individuals) over 14,000 bags of groceries, 2,000 as part of the senior citizen grocery program. The counseling program provided over 4,900 mental health counseling sessions and the case management program served 111 individuals with 300 case management sessions. We accomplished all of this thanks to generous donors like you!

During NFSB’s 100 year history, we have always evolved to meet the changing needs of this community, while our mission has remained constant: strengthening the emotional and social well-being of individuals and families through affordable mental health counseling and social service programs. This year, 373 volunteers contributed over 48,000 hours to support all we do.

Nutley Family Service Bureau strengthens neighbors’ lives. For example, our neighbor Angela, who like so many suffered damage as a result of Hurricane Ida, lost not only her car in the flooding but her job as well because with her car gone, she was left with no way to get to work. NFSB provided Angela and her family with immediate resources and helped her access needed unemployment benefits. NFSB also helped Angela successfully access FEMA funding which helped her towards purchasing a new car. To aid in keeping her family healthy during this difficult time, Angela and her family enrolled in our food pantry program, giving them access to biweekly groceries, including fresh produce, proteins and shelf-stable items.

Our neighbors need your help, now, more than ever before. NFSB is a unique community resource offering residents food, case management services, coordinated counseling, and household and clothing items from our community thrift shop during times of acute and ongoing need.

Please consider a year-end gift to the 2021 annual fund and know that your tax deductible donation dollars go directly to helping NFSB provide services to our community. Thank you in advance for your continued support!

Michael Padilla,
Board President

Katherine Carmichael

Katherine Carmichael,
Executive Director

P.S. If you or someone you know has a need for our services, please call our office at 973-667-1884 to have a confidential conversation.

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