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110 Years of NFSB: Padilla Sees NFSB Emerge from Covid Stronger than Ever

110 Years of NFSB: Padilla Sees NFSB Emerge from Covid Stronger than Ever

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...
Inclusive Healthy Communities Initiative Moves to Implementation Phase

Inclusive Healthy Communities Initiative Moves to Implementation Phase

In June of 2022, Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) announced a $60,000 grant award from the New Jersey Division of Disability Services to launch the Inclusive Healthy Communities initiative and...
Meet the Counselors: Megan Miller LSW, LMSW

Meet the Counselors: Megan Miller LSW, LMSW

Why would an architect of 25 years who was very happy in her career decide to switch gears and become a mental health counselor? “Everyone asks me that question and...
TapInto Nutley Partnership with NFSB Grows Deeper Through Garden Party

TapInto Nutley Partnership with NFSB Grows Deeper Through Garden Party

As part of a network of nearly 100 local online news and digital marketing platforms, TAPinto Nutley specializes in keeping the community informed about important issues and events. In fact...
Choosing Wellness: How Choices and Daily Habits Can Improve Your Health

Choosing Wellness: How Choices and Daily Habits Can Improve Your Health

August is National Wellness Month, which was created to reinforce the importance of practicing self-care, managing stress, and promoting daily health routines to improve health. By increasing awareness of overall...
NFSB Awards Bedford Scholarship to Siri Bhat

NFSB Awards Bedford Scholarship to Siri Bhat

Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) is proud to announce that long-time volunteer and intern Siri Bhat has been awarded the Bedford Scholarship for 2023. The $1,000 scholarship, introduced last year...
NFSB Awards LoCurcio Scholarship to Marcella Blancato

NFSB Awards LoCurcio Scholarship to Marcella Blancato

Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) is proud to award the LoCurcio Scholarship to Marcella Blancato of Nutley High School’s class of 2023. The $1,000 scholarship, introduced last year by NFSB...
Social Media and Fear of Missing Out: Strategies for Shifting to a More Positive Perspective

Social Media and Fear of Missing Out: Strategies for Shifting to a More Positive Perspective

Your social media feed is like a highlight reel of other people’s lives. You see pictures from vacations, graduations, barbecues, and other events. You hear about accomplishments, job promotions, and...
How You Can Help a Teen Showing Signs of Depression (Part 2)

How You Can Help a Teen Showing Signs of Depression (Part 2)

In the previous article, we discussed how and why teen depression has become more prevalent in recent years. While the pandemic was certainly a contributing factor, there had been a...
Common Causes and Warning Signs of Teen Depression (Part 1)

Common Causes and Warning Signs of Teen Depression (Part 1)

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 17 percent of adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 had at least one major depressive episode in 2020. Females experienced...
110 Years of NFSB: 2 Special Volunteers, 120 Combined Years of Service

110 Years of NFSB: 2 Special Volunteers, 120 Combined Years of Service

Dolores Capalbo has no problem remembering her first experience with Nutley Family Service Bureau, even though it was 60 years ago. “We were painting the Thrift Shop and I was...
5 Tips for Making Your Family Reunion Fun and Enjoyable

5 Tips for Making Your Family Reunion Fun and Enjoyable

A family reunion is the kind of event that can produce wonderful memories and rekindle relationships. There are people you haven’t seen in years. You can’t wait to reminisce and...
110 Years of NFSB: Angela Kircher Is Inspired by the “Heart of Nutley”

110 Years of NFSB: Angela Kircher Is Inspired by the “Heart of Nutley”

Working in senior management for JVC in the 1970s, Angela Kircher traveled quite a bit and worked long hours communicating with executives in Japan. Needless to say, Angela’s plate was...
NJ Human Services Awards $3.25 Million in Additional Grants to Create Inclusive Healthy Communities

NJ Human Services Awards $3.25 Million in Additional Grants to Create Inclusive Healthy Communities

Since January 2021, $7.4 Million in Total Grants Have Been Awarded to 32 Organizations to Help Improve the Overall Health of Individuals with Disabilities Previously published on Inclusive Healthy Communities...
Meet NFSB Volunteer Coordinator Sabrina Uzodinma

Meet NFSB Volunteer Coordinator Sabrina Uzodinma

Life has already taken Sabrina Uzodinma on quite a journey, from Kentucky, to upstate New York, to Northern New Jersey. Today, she believes she has found a home at Nutley...
110 Years of NFSB: Jim Kuchta Chronicles 30 Years of Change and Growth

110 Years of NFSB: Jim Kuchta Chronicles 30 Years of Change and Growth

Jim Kuchta and his late wife, Valarie, were first introduced to Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) when they attended the annual Charity Ball in 1982. As a veteran of the...
How Counseling Helps LGBTQ People and Their Families Move Forward

How Counseling Helps LGBTQ People and Their Families Move Forward

It’s not uncommon for parents and families to experience feelings of anxiety or loss when they learn a loved one is gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. Creating a safe space...
4 Reasons to Consider Summer Counseling for Kids

4 Reasons to Consider Summer Counseling for Kids

During any period of transition, the body and mind naturally absorb a certain level of stress. This applies to transitioning from school to summer. Even something as seemingly simple and...
NFSB Is Proud to Offer Counseling and Support for the LGBTQ Community

NFSB Is Proud to Offer Counseling and Support for the LGBTQ Community

As we continue to celebrate Pride Month, Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) wants to remind the community of our support for inclusion and equality. All are welcome to our Mental...
110 Years of NFSB: Silas Mountsier Reflects on a Lifetime of Giving

110 Years of NFSB: Silas Mountsier Reflects on a Lifetime of Giving

Silas Rush Mountsier III gets up early most mornings and makes his way to the front room of his beautiful home on Nutley Place. Now 95, Silas often finds himself...
Noelle Walker Joins NFSB as Community Programs Coordinator

Noelle Walker Joins NFSB as Community Programs Coordinator

One of the more troubling aspects of the pandemic was the number of people who were in desperate need of assistance but fell through the cracks of various social service...
Local Funk-Rock Group Mother Hubbard Set to Make Rock Hunger Debut

Local Funk-Rock Group Mother Hubbard Set to Make Rock Hunger Debut

Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) is counting down to Rock Hunger VI, a concert to benefit NFSB, on Saturday, June 10 from 2 to 6:30 at the Old Canal Inn...
The Year Was 1913, Part 2: The Founding of NFSB

The Year Was 1913, Part 2: The Founding of NFSB

In a recent blog article, we took a long stroll down memory lane to the events of 1913. Some parts of this journey were lighthearted and fun, while others were...
The Year Was 1913

The Year Was 1913

The year was 1913. The US Post Office kicked off the year offering parcel post deliveries, or package deliveries, for the first time. More than 4 million packages were handled...
New Client Advisory Board to Bring Valuable Perspective to NFSB Programs

New Client Advisory Board to Bring Valuable Perspective to NFSB Programs

Nutley Family Service Bureau recently received a $26,000 grant from a wonderful supporter, the Partners for Health Foundation, to create a Client Advisory Board. The purpose of the new board...
How Couples Therapy Can Prevent a Crack in Your Relationship

How Couples Therapy Can Prevent a Crack in Your Relationship

Ever have a small stone or piece of gravel hit your windshield and leave a small chip in the glass? In many cases, you can pick up a repair kit...
Family Therapy: Helping Children by Understanding the Family System

Family Therapy: Helping Children by Understanding the Family System

Parents will often bring children to Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) for counseling for a variety of reasons. Perhaps the child is having behavioral issues, seems depressed and isolated, or...
For Blaire Rzempoluch, Serving on the NFSB Board Is Another Chapter in a Lifetime of Philanthropy

For Blaire Rzempoluch, Serving on the NFSB Board Is Another Chapter in a Lifetime of Philanthropy

Back in 2007, when Blaire Rzempoluch’s daughter, Breanna, was a toddler, Blaire would bring her to Nutley community events in the park. Blaire recalls walking up to a Nutley Family...
NFSB Board Member Mina Greiss Is Grateful to Show His Kids the Importance of Giving

NFSB Board Member Mina Greiss Is Grateful to Show His Kids the Importance of Giving

The journey of Mina Greiss to becoming a member of the Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) Board of Trustees was unique to say the least. He was first introduced to...
NFSB is grateful for our partnership with Nutley Park ShopRite, please donate your holiday ham!

NFSB is grateful for our partnership with Nutley Park ShopRite, please donate your holiday ham!

With every purchase, customers of Nutley Park ShopRite of Nutley earn points towards a free holiday ham. Continuing a spring tradition, Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) has partnered with ShopRite...
NFSB Expands Internship Program to Support Increased Demand for Services

NFSB Expands Internship Program to Support Increased Demand for Services

During the past two years, Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) has introduced new programs and initiatives to meet growing demand for mental health counseling and social services in our community...
NFSB Mental Health Program Expands to Provide Exceptional Services with Availability

NFSB Mental Health Program Expands to Provide Exceptional Services with Availability

According to an American Psychological Association survey released in November, demand for mental health treatment remained high for a third consecutive year. The largest increase came from adolescents ages 13-17...
NFSB Food Pantry Brings Mobile Shop the Pantry to Local Seniors

NFSB Food Pantry Brings Mobile Shop the Pantry to Local Seniors

Through the Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) Senior Grocery Delivery Program, Food Pantry staff and volunteers have been delivering pre-packed bags of groceries on a bi-weekly basis to the two...
Meet the Counselors: Chaya Kohn, MSW, LSW

Meet the Counselors: Chaya Kohn, MSW, LSW

Chaya Kohn has always been the person who people approached to “talk about things.” “Since I was younger, people just chose me as that comforting person who they could share...
Meet the Counselors: Andrew Cao, MSW, LSW

Meet the Counselors: Andrew Cao, MSW, LSW

As a college student, it didn’t take long for Andrew Cao to figure out a career in the medical field was not in the cards. “I cannot stand the sight...
Meet the Counselors: Guadalupe Rangel, MA, LAC, NCC

Meet the Counselors: Guadalupe Rangel, MA, LAC, NCC

“Mental health chose me,” reflects Guadalupe Rangel, a counselor at Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB). “It took me a long time as a teen and young adult to realize I...
Meet the Counselors: Alexandra Brown, MSW, LSW

Meet the Counselors: Alexandra Brown, MSW, LSW

When Alexandra Brown was in high school, she began her personal journey with counseling when she saw a therapist for the first time. She never had a safe space to...
Save the Date: A Night at the Races Returns on April 22

Save the Date: A Night at the Races Returns on April 22

A Night at the Races, perhaps the most exciting, high-energy Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) event of the year, will be held Saturday, April 22, 2023 at the Nutley Parks...
NFSB Welcomes Nikko Stevens as Assistant Thrift Shop Manager

NFSB Welcomes Nikko Stevens as Assistant Thrift Shop Manager

The Thrift Shop at Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) is in growth mode. We’re embracing the thrifting renaissance as more people look to recycle and reuse clothing and household items...
Meet the Counselors: Kathleen Cheski, MSW, LCSW, LCADC

Meet the Counselors: Kathleen Cheski, MSW, LCSW, LCADC

When Kathleen Cheski was a teenager, she found out her sister needed major surgery. This experience opened Kathleen’s eyes to the impact social workers can have. “My whole family was...
Nutley Family Service Bureau Introduces New Board Leadership

Nutley Family Service Bureau Introduces New Board Leadership

Local Nonprofit Seeks to Continue Growth to Meet Increased Demand for Mental Health and Social Services Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB), a local, independent nonprofit offering affordable mental health counseling...
Learning to Cope with Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma: An NFSB Success Story

Learning to Cope with Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma: An NFSB Success Story

“Beth,” who had been in recovery from a substance use disorder, came to the Mental Health Program at Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) to learn how to better cope with...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: A Practical Yet Powerful Counseling Technique

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: A Practical Yet Powerful Counseling Technique

The clinicians at Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) use a wide range of techniques based on the goals and unique characteristics of each individual client. One of the most widely...
With Gratitude, NFSB Announces Creation of New Donor Club

With Gratitude, NFSB Announces Creation of New Donor Club

When it comes right down to it, there is nothing we can say or do to fully capture the appreciation we at Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) feel for our...
Community Listening Sessions Highlight the Progress of the Inclusive Communities Initiative

Community Listening Sessions Highlight the Progress of the Inclusive Communities Initiative

Back in June, Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) announced a $60,000 grant award from the New Jersey Division of Disability Services to help create a more inclusive place to live...
What NFSB Sponsorship Means for Business and Our Community

What NFSB Sponsorship Means for Business and Our Community

The board, committees, and staff at Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) have worked hard to come up with ideas for fun community events, each with a distinct vibe that appeals...
Looking Back on a Year of Growth, Looking Ahead to 2023 with Optimism!

Looking Back on a Year of Growth, Looking Ahead to 2023 with Optimism!

Dear Friends, Did you know 2023 will be Nutley Family Service Bureau’s (NFSB’s) 110th year in operation? That’s a monumental achievement for a local, independent nonprofit organization. As proud as...
Gaining Peace of Mind by Ensuring Pets Are Fed: An NFSB Success Story

Gaining Peace of Mind by Ensuring Pets Are Fed: An NFSB Success Story

One of the reasons why the Fur Pet’s Sake Pet Pantry exists at the Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) Food Pantry is that people are often more concerned about feeding...
You Don’t Have to Navigate a Crisis Alone: An NFSB Success Story

You Don’t Have to Navigate a Crisis Alone: An NFSB Success Story

Most people come to Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) when they feel like they need help a certain area of their lives, whether they’re struggling to put food on the...
Homebound Senior Finds Friends and Support in Nutley: An NFSB Success Story

Homebound Senior Finds Friends and Support in Nutley: An NFSB Success Story

When “Mrs. Smith” moved to Nutley, she was a bit nervous. She didn’t have any family or friends in the area. As a homebound senior with mobility challenges, basic daily...
Father and Son Flee Ukraine, Find Hope in Nutley: An NFSB Success Story

Father and Son Flee Ukraine, Find Hope in Nutley: An NFSB Success Story

When a father and his high school-aged son fled Ukraine, they took whatever they could carry and a binder with their passports and paperwork. They weren’t exactly sure where their...
Finding Work-Life Balance and Dealing with Depression: An NFSB Success Story

Finding Work-Life Balance and Dealing with Depression: An NFSB Success Story

“Tiffany” is a middle-aged woman who came to the Mental Health Program at Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) when she was experiencing anxiety at work and difficulty in her marriage...
Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

By Katherine Carmichael Executive Director, Nutley Family Service Bureau When I joined Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) as Executive Director in September of 2020, we were six months into the...
Nutley’s Friendly Neighbor-to-Neighbor Program Takes Shape

Nutley’s Friendly Neighbor-to-Neighbor Program Takes Shape

In June, we announced that Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) had been awarded a $25,000 grant from State Farm Neighborhood Assist, thanks in large part to a 10-day surge in...
How Alexis Discovered and Embraced Her Own Voice: An NFSB Success Story

How Alexis Discovered and Embraced Her Own Voice: An NFSB Success Story

“Alexis” came to the Mental Health Program at Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSBB) in search of her own voice. She was having difficulty in her marriage and didn’t have the...
Board Member Marla Hunter: “When You’re Involved Hands-On, You See the Difference NFSB Makes”

Board Member Marla Hunter: “When You’re Involved Hands-On, You See the Difference NFSB Makes”

Marla Hunter originally found out about Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) through a fellow PTO member. She was already an enthusiastic volunteer as PTO president and a youth cheerleading coach...
NFSB Preparing to Give More Than 200 Thanksgiving Dinners to Those in Need

NFSB Preparing to Give More Than 200 Thanksgiving Dinners to Those in Need

The spirit of giving isn’t limited to the holiday season at Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB), but the planning that’s already underway for our Thanksgiving Initiative is enough to give...
Local Groups Step Up to Support Fur Pet’s Sake Pet Pantry at NFSB

Local Groups Step Up to Support Fur Pet’s Sake Pet Pantry at NFSB

When Braden Somers found out 40% of clients of The Pantry at Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) have pets, she went to work with Pantry and Shop Manager Peg Conca...
Personalized Shopping at a Food Pantry? It’s Happening at Nutley Family Service Bureau!

Personalized Shopping at a Food Pantry? It’s Happening at Nutley Family Service Bureau!

The Pantry at Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) is going through an exciting transition. We’re no longer handing out prepacked bags of food to clients. When clients come to The...
No Waitlist for Appointments as NFSB Expands Counseling Program

No Waitlist for Appointments as NFSB Expands Counseling Program

We’re happy to see that more and more people view mental health as an important part of overall wellness. As a result, more people are actively seeking counseling to learn...
NFSB Thrift Shop Expands Evening and Weekend Hours!

NFSB Thrift Shop Expands Evening and Weekend Hours!

The stars have aligned, and the timing is perfect. People are back in stores, inventory is overflowing, thrifting has never been more popular, and most people still prefer to shop...
NFSB Volunteer Loretta: “It Feels Like I’m Part of Something Special”

NFSB Volunteer Loretta: “It Feels Like I’m Part of Something Special”

Since leaving Queens for Nutley in the 1950s, Loretta Kwapniewski has been the quintessential Nutley “lifer.” She worked for the Township of Nutley in the recreation department for 36 years...
How to Identify the Risk of Suicide and What You Can Do to Help

How to Identify the Risk of Suicide and What You Can Do to Help

On July 16, the 988 Suicide and Crisis Hotline was made available to all landline and cell phone users as mandated by the federal government. The goal is to reduce...
Teens Encouraged to Volunteer at Garden Party on 9/18!

Teens Encouraged to Volunteer at Garden Party on 9/18!

You could say Siri Bhat has become quite the authority on teen volunteering opportunities at Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB). Now a senior at Nutley High School, Siri has been...
Sheldrake Lukas and Xandt Wyntreez Set to Perform at The Garden Party

Sheldrake Lukas and Xandt Wyntreez Set to Perform at The Garden Party

When Sheldrake Lukas and Xandt Wyntreez bumped into a member of the Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) board of trustees at a dinner party in 2018, they had no idea...
Need a Backpack and Back-to-School Supplies? We’ve Got Your Back!

Need a Backpack and Back-to-School Supplies? We’ve Got Your Back!

The first step to a successful school year is having the right supplies. Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) is partnering with the Nutley Education Foundation (NEF) to make sure students...
Meet the Counselors: Brandon Lee, MSW, LSW

Meet the Counselors: Brandon Lee, MSW, LSW

As a student at The College of New Jersey with a double major in journalism and interactive multimedia, Brandon Lee had dreams of becoming a sports journalist. Then a tragic...
Alyssa Gives Back and Cultivates Her Talent Through Volunteering

Alyssa Gives Back and Cultivates Her Talent Through Volunteering

Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) is proud to award the first Bedford Scholarship to Alyssa Ostrowski of Nutley High School’s Class of 2022. The $1,000 scholarship is named for Ruth...
Why Emilie Gives to the Community

Why Emilie Gives to the Community

After graduating from Nutley High School, Emilie attended Rutgers University – Newark before moving to Berkeley College, where she earned associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in business administration. While pursuing her...
Volunteering Enables Fiorella to Give Back and Share Her Passions

Volunteering Enables Fiorella to Give Back and Share Her Passions

Recent Nutley High School graduate Fiorella Rivera has been awarded the first-ever LoCurcio Scholarship from Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB). Named for the LoCurcio family, who have been actively involved...
Why It’s Important for Kids to Have a Summer Routine

Why It’s Important for Kids to Have a Summer Routine

When school breaks for summer, it’s not uncommon for teens to abandon any kind of schedule. They may stay up late using their phones or gaming systems and sleep half...
Join Us for The Garden Party at the Mountsier-Hardie Garden!

Join Us for The Garden Party at the Mountsier-Hardie Garden!

The Mountsier-Hardie Garden in Nutley is private and generally not open to the public with the exception of a few special events sprinkled throughout the year. The Garden Party is...
NFSB Welcomes Johnny Barrios to Case Management

NFSB Welcomes Johnny Barrios to Case Management

Since being introduced as Nutley Family Service Bureau’s (NFSB’s) first Case Management Coordinator about a year ago, Molly Clark, MSW (Master of Social Work) has developed close relationships with many...
NFSB receives Inclusive Healthy Communities grant to Support Nutley Residents with Disabilities

NFSB receives Inclusive Healthy Communities grant to Support Nutley Residents with Disabilities

Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) was recently awarded an Inclusive Healthy Communities grant for $60,000 from the New Jersey Division of Disability Services. This funding will support a Blueprint for...
NFSB Awards Scholarships in Honor of Ruth Bedford and the LoCurcio Family

NFSB Awards Scholarships in Honor of Ruth Bedford and the LoCurcio Family

Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) has introduced $1,000 scholarships named for community leaders and long-time NFSB supporters Ruth Bedford and the LoCurcio family. We are proud to award the Bedford...
Escape Inflation During the Holiday in July Sale at The Shop!

Escape Inflation During the Holiday in July Sale at The Shop!

The Shop at Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) invites you to the annual Holiday in July Sale, July 11-23 during regular Shop hours. This year’s event will feature fall and...
Thank You, Nutley, for 3 Incredibly Successful NFSB Events

Thank You, Nutley, for 3 Incredibly Successful NFSB Events

Over the course of a six-week span, Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) hosted three of our biggest events of the year – the Scouting for Food Town-Wide Food Drive, A...
Ever Thought About Volunteering at NFSB? Here’s How You Can Help!

Ever Thought About Volunteering at NFSB? Here’s How You Can Help!

Local, community-based nonprofits like Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) rely on volunteers for both day-to-day tasks and special events that support the organization’s mission. Without volunteers, local nonprofits would struggle...
NFSB Begins Accreditation Process to Bring Highest Standard of Care to the Nutley Community

NFSB Begins Accreditation Process to Bring Highest Standard of Care to the Nutley Community

Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) is excited to announce that we are going through an accreditation process that will ensure all areas of the organization are functioning according to best...
Nutley Community Steps Up to Help NFSB Secure State Farm Grant

Nutley Community Steps Up to Help NFSB Secure State Farm Grant

When State Farm Neighborhood Assist announced it would award $25,000 grants to 100 nonprofits across the country, about 4,000 organizations submitted applications. When Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) was named...
NFSB Introduces Weekly Women’s  Group

NFSB Introduces Weekly Women’s Group

It’s no secret that the lack of socialization during the pandemic has been difficult to handle. The breakdown of social circles left many people feeling isolated. Although society is learning...
How NFSB Is Addressing the Root Cause of Food Insecurity in Nutley

How NFSB Is Addressing the Root Cause of Food Insecurity in Nutley

June is Hunger Awareness Month. According to the Food Research and Action Center, about one in 12 households in New Jersey experienced food insecurity in 2020. Essex County is among...
Need Financial Assistance for Healthcare and Prescription Drugs? We Can Help!

Need Financial Assistance for Healthcare and Prescription Drugs? We Can Help!

There are many programs available to help local residents cover healthcare and prescription drug costs. We’ve explained several of these programs in recent posts to the Nutley Family Service Bureau...
Free Workshop to Explore Self-Harming Behaviors Among Young People

Free Workshop to Explore Self-Harming Behaviors Among Young People

Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) is excited to continue its free Mental Health Monthly Workshop Series with “Self-Harming Behaviors,” a presentation focused on how to identify non-suicidal, self-injury behaviors and...
NFSB Engages Local Youth to Stomp Out Mental Health Stigma

NFSB Engages Local Youth to Stomp Out Mental Health Stigma

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) is proud to join a national movement to fight stigma, educate people about mental health disorders, and let people...
New Assistant Manager at The Shop, New Opportunities for Growth

New Assistant Manager at The Shop, New Opportunities for Growth

Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) recently welcomed Heather Amendola as Assistant Manager of The Shop. With experience in retail, customer service, and graphic design, the 2017 graduate of Nutley High...
Rock Hunger V: Five Great Bands, One Great Cause

Rock Hunger V: Five Great Bands, One Great Cause

You know an annual event is a hit when people in the local community relive their favorite memories throughout the year and constantly ask about the next one. More people...
How NFSB Supports and Advocates for Residents at Nutley Senior Manor

How NFSB Supports and Advocates for Residents at Nutley Senior Manor

Right around the corner from Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB), Nutley Senior Manor provides low-income housing for area older adults. Individuals who are eligible for housing at Nutley Senior Manor...
We Need Your Votes to Win a $25,000 Grant for Nutley’s Friendly Neighbor-to-Neighbor Program!

We Need Your Votes to Win a $25,000 Grant for Nutley’s Friendly Neighbor-to-Neighbor Program!

State Farm Neighborhood Assist will award $25,000 grants to 100 causes across the country. Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) has been named one of 200 finalists among approximately 4,000 submissions...
Free Educational Workshop to Focus on Maternal Mental Health

Free Educational Workshop to Focus on Maternal Mental Health

Nutley Family Services Bureau (NFSB) is excited to continue its free Mental Health Monthly Workshop Series with “Maternal Mental Health: Before, During and After Baby.” This community education event will...
Nutley’s Braden Somers and NFSB Take a Bite Out of Pet Food Insecurity

Nutley’s Braden Somers and NFSB Take a Bite Out of Pet Food Insecurity

If there’s one thing we’ve learned about Nutley High School sophomore Braden Somers, it’s that she doesn’t like to sit around and wait for change to happen. As a sixth...
Understanding Trauma and How Therapy Can Help

Understanding Trauma and How Therapy Can Help

A traumatic experience, whether a single event or ongoing trauma, can be difficult for a person to process. If left untreated, trauma can have debilitating, long-term effects. Emotionally, trauma can...
Free Workshop to Focus on Healthy Body Image and Eating Disorders

Free Workshop to Focus on Healthy Body Image and Eating Disorders

Nutley Family Services Bureau (NFSB) is excited to continue its free Mental Health Monthly Workshop Series with “Promoting Healthy Body Image & Habits: How to Identify and Support Someone with...
The Shop at NFSB Invites You to a New Higher End “Boutique”  to Support our Services

The Shop at NFSB Invites You to a New Higher End “Boutique” to Support our Services

Recent visitors to The Shop at Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) may have noticed the addition of a new room filled with even more “great finds”! These are the enthusiastic...
Calling All Volunteers for Scouting for Food Drive 2022!

Calling All Volunteers for Scouting for Food Drive 2022!

Last year, the Scouting for Food Drive was another record-breaker as Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) accepted more than 44,000 food items, thanks to local Scouts, parents, troop leaders, volunteers...
Volunteers Needed for A Night at the Races, Set to Return in April!

Volunteers Needed for A Night at the Races, Set to Return in April!

Denise Roman’s first major event as a volunteer for Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) was A Night at the Races in 2019. To say she was blown away would be...
How Expressive Therapies Can Help Children When Talk Therapy Does Not

How Expressive Therapies Can Help Children When Talk Therapy Does Not

People of all ages, including young children and teens, may have difficulty talking about certain topics. When talk therapy isn’t working, expressive therapies may be able to help. “I like...
Free Workshop to Focus on Helping Family and Friends Coping with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

Free Workshop to Focus on Helping Family and Friends Coping with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

The Nutley Family Services Bureau (NFSB) is excited to kick off its free Mental Health Monthly Workshop Series with “Help for Family and Friends,” a presentation focused on coping with...
How You Can Help Kids Overcome a Two-Year Buildup of Covid Anxiety

How You Can Help Kids Overcome a Two-Year Buildup of Covid Anxiety

Two years into the pandemic, children continue to struggle with anxiety, triggered by what they see at home, at school, and in their social interactions. While parents typically do everything...
New Role for a Familiar Face Reflects Positive Changes at The Pantry

New Role for a Familiar Face Reflects Positive Changes at The Pantry

Clients of The Pantry at Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) will be seeing a lot more of a familiar face. Joan Roake, a constant presence at both The Pantry and...
A Night at the Races to Benefit Nutley Family Service Bureau Returns

A Night at the Races to Benefit Nutley Family Service Bureau Returns

It may seem hard to believe, but the inaugural A Night at the Races fundraiser to benefit Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) was held nearly three years ago. More than...
NFSB Kicks Off Free Mental Health Monthly Workshop Series

NFSB Kicks Off Free Mental Health Monthly Workshop Series

The Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) family is excited to announce its new Mental Health Monthly Workshop Series, a free program of events that will be led by the NFSB...
For Margit, Volunteering Provides a Renewed Sense of Purpose

For Margit, Volunteering Provides a Renewed Sense of Purpose

As Margit Rademacher affectionately recalls, she “married into Nutley” in 1971. After her son was born in 1975, she started to wonder what she would do with herself when a...
Meet the Counselors: Kerry McCann, MPA, MA, LAC

Meet the Counselors: Kerry McCann, MPA, MA, LAC

Kerry McCann, MPA (Master of Public Administration), MA (Master of Arts), LAC (Licensed Associate Counselor) made the decision to pursue mental health counseling as a career during an internship that...
“Nutley Has Given So Much to Me. Volunteering Allows Me to Give Back.”

“Nutley Has Given So Much to Me. Volunteering Allows Me to Give Back.”

Jim Chambers moved to Nutley with his partner, John, 35 years ago. Jim was working on Wall Street as an IT manager and the commute from Nutley was an easy...
Tom’s Story

Tom’s Story

So far this year, the Nutley Family Service Bureau Case Management Program has helped clients gain over $12,000 in yearly benefits including Medicaid, food stamps, gas and electric, and various...
Meet the Counselors: Carline Dumay, MSW, LSW

Meet the Counselors: Carline Dumay, MSW, LSW

Carline Dumay, MSW (Master of Social Work), LSW (Licensed Social Worker) attended Kean University as a business major. It wasn’t until an internship at United Way brought her closer to...
Meet the Counselors: Fernando Vazquez, MSW, LSW

Meet the Counselors: Fernando Vazquez, MSW, LSW

When Fernando Vazquez, MSW (Master of Social Work), LSW (Licensed Social Worker) was a high school history teacher in Newark, he earned a reputation as a person who students would...
Madeline’s Story

Madeline’s Story

Madeline called Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) seeking therapy after losing her husband to suicide. When Madeline came to her first therapy session, She felt lost, angry, and terrified as...
How the New Adopt-a-Shelf Program at The Pantry Aims to Provide Healthier, Fresher Food Options for Those in Need

How the New Adopt-a-Shelf Program at The Pantry Aims to Provide Healthier, Fresher Food Options for Those in Need

The biggest challenge faced by The Pantry at Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) is keeping fresh items in stock. We need to stock each shelf in our refrigerator and freezer...
Helping A Neighbor In Need Like Ryan And His Family

Helping A Neighbor In Need Like Ryan And His Family

Ryan is a 20-year-old college student who started individual therapy services with NFSB during the pandemic with the hopes of improving his academic performance and relationship with his family. Ryan...
NFSB Expands Home Food Deliveries to Seniors and Homebound Residents

NFSB Expands Home Food Deliveries to Seniors and Homebound Residents

As part of our ongoing fight against food insecurity in our community, The Pantry at Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) holds bi-weekly food distributions on Wednesdays from 2-5 and Thursdays...
Meet the Counselors: Kelly Rivadeneyra, MSW, LCSW

Meet the Counselors: Kelly Rivadeneyra, MSW, LCSW

Kelly Rivadeneyra (Master of Social Work), LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) always had an interest in social work. Her interest grew as a double major in psychology and criminal justice...
How The Pantry at NFSB Is Planning to Enhance the Customer Experience

How The Pantry at NFSB Is Planning to Enhance the Customer Experience

In recent years, food distributions have been held at The Pantry at Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) on Wednesdays from 2 pm to 5 pm and Thursday s from 10...
Ida Response Shows How NFSB Steps Up in an Emergency

Ida Response Shows How NFSB Steps Up in an Emergency

People were up to their waist in water. Hurricane Ida left its mark all over Nutley. Homes and businesses were flooded. Fallen tree branches covered the ground. Abandoned cars were...
Pandemic Leads to Increase in Suicidal Thoughts Among Teens

Pandemic Leads to Increase in Suicidal Thoughts Among Teens

According to CDC research, emergency room visits for suspected suicide attempts by girls ages 12-17 increased 26 percent during summer 2020 and 50 percent during winter 2021 from the same...
Kick Off the Holiday Season with the Winter Wonderland Sale at The Shop!

Kick Off the Holiday Season with the Winter Wonderland Sale at The Shop!

“Gone away is the bluebird here to stay is the new bird” After the adversity we’ve faced over the past two years, who’s ready to start putting it in the...
Community Embraces NFSB Thanksgiving Initiative to Make Holiday Special

Community Embraces NFSB Thanksgiving Initiative to Make Holiday Special

The Pantry at Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) is receiving support from large and small businesses, schools, scouts, and local families to make Thanksgiving extra special for everyone this year...
NFSB Provides Infertility Counseling

NFSB Provides Infertility Counseling

Infertility is a problem for about 10-15 percent of couples of reproductive age. Although there is a higher rate among women in their late 30s and early 40s struggling with...
How the NFSB Internship Program Has Shaped Our Homegrown Team

How the NFSB Internship Program Has Shaped Our Homegrown Team

What do clinicians Victoria Bukey, Molly Clark, Jessica Hauck, Kerry McCann, Laura Munoz-Torres, and Fernando Vasquez have in common? They all got their start with the Mental Health Counseling Program...
How Our Case Management Services Can Help You Navigate the Challenging NJ Housing Landscape

How Our Case Management Services Can Help You Navigate the Challenging NJ Housing Landscape

The pandemic has made an already challenging housing situation even more difficult. People who lost their jobs or had no other choice but to leave their jobs to care for...
How Couples Therapy Can Help Relationships Heal

How Couples Therapy Can Help Relationships Heal

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) has seen an increase in couples therapy. Managing families during this time has created a heavy burden of...
Meet the Counselors: Laura Munoz-Torres LAC, ATR-P, NCC

Meet the Counselors: Laura Munoz-Torres LAC, ATR-P, NCC

As a psychology major at the College of St. Elizabeth (now St. Elizabeth University), Laura Munoz-Torres took art classes as both a creative outlet and a reward of sorts for...
How Case Management and The Pantry Work Together to Address Food Insecurity

How Case Management and The Pantry Work Together to Address Food Insecurity

There has been a stereotype for decades that paints a certain picture of people with food insecurity issues. This picture shows people who are food insecure because of their own...
Dealing with COVID-Driven Increases in Alcohol Use

Dealing with COVID-Driven Increases in Alcohol Use

Early in the pandemic during lockdowns, some people would joke about how many empty bottles of wine and other alcohol they would see in their neighbor’s recycling bin. Given the...
Meet the Counselors: Jessica Hauck LAC, ATR-P

Meet the Counselors: Jessica Hauck LAC, ATR-P

Jessica Hauck, LAC (Licensed Associate Counselor), ATR-P (Provisional Registered Art Therapist) was always interested in art therapy as a modality when she was younger. When she went to the College...
The Value of Family Therapy When a Child Comes Out

The Value of Family Therapy When a Child Comes Out

A young girl who we’ll call Grace was a familiar face at Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB). Grace’s family sought counseling for her more than a year earlier when she...
Senior Outreach Program Shows How Youth Volunteers Are Making a Difference

Senior Outreach Program Shows How Youth Volunteers Are Making a Difference

Siri Bhat, a junior at Nutley High School and member of the local Girl Scouts, started volunteering at Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) a couple years ago. Since then, she...
In-Person and Remote Counseling Available at Nutley Family Service Bureau

In-Person and Remote Counseling Available at Nutley Family Service Bureau

True to our philosophy of responsivity to community needs, Nutley Family Service Bureau adapted across the organization to the many challenges of operating in a time of pandemic. One of...
The Anxiety of Returning to the Classroom and the Workplace

The Anxiety of Returning to the Classroom and the Workplace

Humans adapt to the environment around them. When society was blindsided by the COVID-19 pandemic, people adapted. Children learned virtually and anyone who could work from home did so. People...
NFSB Helps Seniors Navigate Social Services and Overcome Isolation

NFSB Helps Seniors Navigate Social Services and Overcome Isolation

Seniors in our community have been affected more by COVID-19 than any other group. Need for social services in particular has never been higher, and the team at Nutley Family...
The Garden Party to Benefit NFSB Returns to Mountsier-Hardie Garden This Fall

The Garden Party to Benefit NFSB Returns to Mountsier-Hardie Garden This Fall

The return of popular live events in 2021 continues as Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) presents The Garden Party at the spectacular Mountsier-Hardie Garden in Nutley. This year’s event will...
Meet the Counselors: Kristen Petullo, MSW, LCSW

Meet the Counselors: Kristen Petullo, MSW, LCSW

From a young age, Kristen Petullo, MSW (Master of Social Work), LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) knew she wanted to help people. She just wasn’t sure how until she went...
Nutley Bakeries Step Up to Provide Bread to Those in Need

Nutley Bakeries Step Up to Provide Bread to Those in Need

In 2017, Dorothy Huey asked the person behind the counter at a local bakery what they do with their bread at the end of the day. The person said any...
How the “Feel Good” Nature of Volunteering Extends to Overall Wellness

How the “Feel Good” Nature of Volunteering Extends to Overall Wellness

When most people think of volunteering, they focus on the “feel good” aspect of helping others and supporting a worthy cause. There’s no doubt that volunteering is one of the...
It’s the Holiday Season – in July – at Nutley Family Service Bureau!

It’s the Holiday Season – in July – at Nutley Family Service Bureau!

Prepare for Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) to be transformed into a winter wonderland on Friday and Saturday, July 16 and 17 as we host the annual Holiday in July...
NFSB Case Management Services Continue Meeting Community Needs

NFSB Case Management Services Continue Meeting Community Needs

For many years, Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) has offered case management services to assist members of the community with food insecurity, housing, financial assistance, home care, and other important...
Last Chance to Register for the Inaugural Bedford Golf Classic to Benefit NFSB!

Last Chance to Register for the Inaugural Bedford Golf Classic to Benefit NFSB!

Submitted by Dave Popkin, Board of Trustees Openings for two-person teams still remain for the inaugural Bedford Golf Classic, a fundraiser to benefit the Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) on...
Pride Month

Pride Month

Submitted by Dr. Taji Karim-Reisch, Board of Trustees Pride is a deep connectedness to oneself and a belongingness within a community. The month of June celebrates Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender...
POWER of PEACE Group Program Makes Connections with Young Students

POWER of PEACE Group Program Makes Connections with Young Students

Since the pandemic, many school systems have made social-emotional learning a higher priority to help children process what’s happening, learn self-regulation and conflict resolution, and become more resilient. Recognizing this...
NFSB’s Collaborative Partnership with Nutley Public Schools

NFSB’s Collaborative Partnership with Nutley Public Schools

Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) has enjoyed a long, mutually beneficial partnership with Nutley Public Schools, providing students, families, and staff with valuable resources right in their own backyard. “I...
“When People Receive Food and Smile, It Makes My Heart Happy”

“When People Receive Food and Smile, It Makes My Heart Happy”

Joan Roake’s daughter was a volunteer at The Pantry at Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. At this point, many of the senior volunteers had to...
The Grieving Process Is Probably Longer and More Complex than You Think

The Grieving Process Is Probably Longer and More Complex than You Think

Just months before the pandemic, Anne came to Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) because she was having a hard time overcoming the death of her husband of 40 years. She...
Nutley is “Going Green” in Honor of Mental Health Month

Nutley is “Going Green” in Honor of Mental Health Month

NUTLEY IS “GOING GREEN” IN HONOR OF MENTAL HEALTH MONTHTake the Pledge to support our Stigma Free Community May is Mental Health Awareness Month and in recognition, John V. Kelly...
Navigating Special Education Services for School-Age Children, Part 2

Navigating Special Education Services for School-Age Children, Part 2

In the previous article, we discussed the challenges faced by parents who believe their children might have a learning disability and could benefit from special education services. The most important...
Nutley Family Service Bureau Brings Back Rock Hunger Benefit

Nutley Family Service Bureau Brings Back Rock Hunger Benefit

Published by Nutley Neighbors, June 2021 –Submitted by Emma Cortese, Board of Trustees Nutley will be rockin’ on June 5th for the Nutley Family Service Bureau’s Rock Hunger IV live...
Navigating Special Education Services for School-Age Children, Part 1

Navigating Special Education Services for School-Age Children, Part 1

As a parent, you can tell when something doesn’t seem quite right with your child. Perhaps they don’t want to do homework or go to school. Maybe they have trouble...
Rock Hunger IV: “An Awesome Way for NFSB to Connect with the Community”

Rock Hunger IV: “An Awesome Way for NFSB to Connect with the Community”

After a one-year hiatus, Rock Hunger is back! Rock Hunger IV, an outdoor concert to benefit the Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB), will be held Saturday, June 5 at 1...
When Grandparents Become Caregivers: How Family Therapy Can Help

When Grandparents Become Caregivers: How Family Therapy Can Help

Did you know one in 10 children in the U.S. live in a household with at least one grandparent? In fact, more than one-third of grandparents (35 percent) who live...
How Family Therapy Addresses Challenges by Addressing the Larger System

How Family Therapy Addresses Challenges by Addressing the Larger System

At Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB), people often come to The Center thinking their problems exist in an individual vacuum. Someone might say something like, “I’ve been depressed” or “my...
From Volunteer to the NFSB Board: Meet Ken Cibelli

From Volunteer to the NFSB Board: Meet Ken Cibelli

A Nutley resident since 1983, Ken Cibelli had been receiving mailings from Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) for years and sending donations from time to time. In 2017, he finally...
For Denise, Volunteering at the Thrift Shop Is a Source of Fulfillment

For Denise, Volunteering at the Thrift Shop Is a Source of Fulfillment

If you were to say that volunteering is in Denise Roman’s DNA, that would not be an exaggeration. Denise started volunteering when she was just 17 years old. A Nutley...
How Volunteers Keep The NFSB Pantry And Thrift Shop Running Smoothly

How Volunteers Keep The NFSB Pantry And Thrift Shop Running Smoothly

April is National Volunteer Month. It’s a month dedicated to celebrating volunteerism and honoring those who give so much of themselves to help others. At Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB)...
Scouting for Food Drive to Benefit the NFSB Food Pantry Is Back in 2021!

Scouting for Food Drive to Benefit the NFSB Food Pantry Is Back in 2021!

The Scouting for Food program continued a remarkable, record-breaking streak in 2019 with 34,046 food items donated. This nearly doubled the number of items donated just three years earlier. Although...
Why Mental Health Should be a Normal Topic of Conversation with Children

Why Mental Health Should be a Normal Topic of Conversation with Children

In the previous article, we discussed the signs of loneliness and isolation in children and what you can do to help. As parents, it can be difficult to know what...
How to Help a Child Who’s Showing Signs of Loneliness and Isolation

How to Help a Child Who’s Showing Signs of Loneliness and Isolation

While the pandemic has forced all of us into isolation to some degree, children in particular have been struggling from the lack of interactions. In fact, COVID-19 has created an...
Why Loss and Grief During the Pandemic Are So Difficult

Why Loss and Grief During the Pandemic Are So Difficult

More than 500,000 people have died from COVID-19 in our country. With the constant political bickering during the pandemic, people often gloss over the staggering number of lives lost. With...
4 Tips for Helping a Loved One with Anxiety

4 Tips for Helping a Loved One with Anxiety

In the previous blog article, we discussed what an anxiety disorder is, the most common symptoms of anxiety disorders, why anxiety disorders are so prevalent, and what can happen when...
With COVID Causing an Increase in Anxiety Disorders, Knowing Symptoms Of Anxiety Is Critical

With COVID Causing an Increase in Anxiety Disorders, Knowing Symptoms Of Anxiety Is Critical

Did you know anxiety disorders affect 18.1 percent of Americans, according to the Anxiety and Depression Society of America, making anxiety the most common mental illness in the United States?...
Nutley Family Service Bureau: Pantry Resource For Food Insufficiency

Nutley Family Service Bureau: Pantry Resource For Food Insufficiency

Published by Nutley Neighbors, March 2021 –Submitted by Emma Cortese, PhD, NFSB Board of Trustees Nutley Family Service Bureau, Inc. (NFSB) is a local nonprofit mental health and social service...
Stocking the Pantry with Hope and Love

Stocking the Pantry with Hope and Love

Submitted by Joyce Corey | Published by Nutley Neighbors, February 2011 Issue    Throughout the pandemic, there has been a constant conversation about how to make good use of one’s...
Pantry Is Resource For Rising Food Insecurity

Pantry Is Resource For Rising Food Insecurity

Pantry Is Resource For Rising Food InsecurityBy Emma Cortese, NFSB Trustee and PR Chair Nutley Family Service Bureau, Inc., (NFSB), serving the Nutley community for over 100 years, is a...
Where to Turn for Food Insecurity Needs

Where to Turn for Food Insecurity Needs

Where to Turn for Food Insecurity NeedsPublished by Greater Newark Holiday Fund, December 2020 Mitch T. came in person to Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) administrative offices in desperate need...
Battling Bipolar Disorder With NFSB

Battling Bipolar Disorder With NFSB

Battling Bipolar Disorder With NFSBPublished by Greater Newark Holiday Fund, December 2020 Billy N, a middle-aged man with an early diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder, came to Nutley Family Service Bureau...
A message from the Nutley Family Service Bureau Director of Clinical Services and Programming, Joe Armentano, MSW, LCSW

A message from the Nutley Family Service Bureau Director of Clinical Services and Programming, Joe Armentano, MSW, LCSW

A message from the Nutley Family Service Bureau Director of Clinical Services and Programming, Joe Armentano, MSW, LCSW With the holidays and end of the year upon us, most of...
PNHS Patriot Club Celebrates Veterans

PNHS Patriot Club Celebrates Veterans

PNHS Patriot Club celebrates veterans and their service on Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 at 7:00 pm, Nutley High School. Admission is free to veterans and the public. Each veteran in...
Success With School Challenges

Success With School Challenges

Success With School ChallengesPublished by Greater Newark Holiday Fund, November 2020 Lilah, a 7-year-old second grader, is described by her parents as a bright, charming and unique child who struggled...
New NFSB Executive Director Leads Thanksgiving Initiative

New NFSB Executive Director Leads Thanksgiving Initiative

New NFSB Executive Director Leads Thanksgiving InitiativePublished by Nutley Neighbors, November 2020 –Submitted by Emma Cortese, PhD, NFSB Board of Trustees The Nutley Family Service Bureau Board of Trustees welcomes...
Therapist Viewpoint For The Holidays – Relationship Triangles and Defining A Self

Therapist Viewpoint For The Holidays – Relationship Triangles and Defining A Self

Therapist Viewpoint For The Holidays – Relationship Triangles and Defining A Self (Originally posted on HealingProse.com)Vincent Fitzgerald, NFSB Clinician, MSW Fordham University, LCSW, is a member of the mental health...
The Makings of a Thanksgiving Meal at Nutley Family Service Bureau

The Makings of a Thanksgiving Meal at Nutley Family Service Bureau

The Makings of a Thanksgiving Meal at Nutley Family Service BureauPublished By Nutley Neighbors, November 2019Submitted by Emma Cortese, PhD, NFSB Board MemberNutley Family Service Bureau’s goal is to decrease...
Nutley Family Service Bureau: Responding In A Time Of Crisis

Nutley Family Service Bureau: Responding In A Time Of Crisis

Nutley Family Service Bureau: Responding In A Time Of CrisisPublished By Nutley Neighbors, October 2020Submitted by Emma Cortese, Public Relations Chair, NFSB Board MemberConsistent with our mission of responsiveness to...
Oktoberfest Food Drive Festival

Oktoberfest Food Drive Festival

Old Canal Inn was celebrating Oktoberfest with a Food Drive Festival for NFSB. It was a day of fun with crafts, music, foods that everybody enjoys, and many local businesses...
Self Care Is Not Just About “Self”

Self Care Is Not Just About “Self”

Self Care Is Not Just About “Self” (Originally posted on HealingProse.com)Vincent Fitzgerald, NFSB Clinician, MSW Fordham University, LCSW, is a member of the mental health community for 20 years during which...
Suicide Prevention Awareness

Suicide Prevention Awareness

Pre-teen suicide rates are rising at an alarming rate. Dr. Debra Wentz, president/CEO NJ Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies states that there is often tremendous pressure to succeed...
Allowing Elderly Loved Ones to Express Anxiety During COVID-19

Allowing Elderly Loved Ones to Express Anxiety During COVID-19

Allowing Elderly Loved Ones to Express Anxiety During COVID-19 (Originally posted on HealingProse.com)Vincent Fitzgerald, NFSB Clinician, MSW Fordham University, LCSW, is a member of the mental health community for 20 years during...
Backpacks Are Packed To Go!

Backpacks Are Packed To Go!

Volunteers from Nutley Educational Foundation (NEF), Girl Scout Troop 20759, and the community gathered to organize all of the donations to the 3rd Annual NEF “We’ve Got Your Back” backpack...
Our Many Thanks For “Digging In”

Our Many Thanks For “Digging In”

Many hands pitched in to upgrade the landscaping at the NFSB Annex located at 169 Chestnut Street. NFSB volunteers were joined by members of Liquid Church to “dig in” with...
Scouting For Food Drive 2019

Scouting For Food Drive 2019

Nutley Family Service Bureau partnered with the Nutley Scouts and 120 enthusiastic volunteers to receive over 28,000 non perishable food items. With your help, bags of food donations were collected...
Why “CAN’T” is Not Allowed in My Therapy Room

Why “CAN’T” is Not Allowed in My Therapy Room

Why “CAN’T” is Not Allowed in My Therapy Room (Originally posted on TapInto Nutley) Many of us enter therapy struggling with external locus of control. We blame partners for dysfunctional...
Carts of Caring

Carts of Caring

Carts of Caring, a ministry of Franklin Reformed Church, Nutley, marched in the township’s 100th Memorial Day Parade to collect non-perishable food for the Nutley Family Services Food Pantry. Members...
Read Across America Day

Read Across America Day

Established by the National Education Association, Read Across America Day is held annually to encourage children of all ages to read with the help of parents, teachers, and other community...
Self Care Is Not Just About “Self”

Self Care Is Not Just About “Self”

Self Care Is Not Just About “Self” (Originally posted on HealingProse.com)Vincent Fitzgerald, NFSB Clinician, MSW Fordham University, LCSW, is a member of the mental health community for 20 years during...
Social Media Documentary

Social Media Documentary

The IndieFlix Original documentary “LIKE”, an exploration of social media’s impact on our lives and the related effects on the human brain, is followed by panel discussion. The one-hour screening...
Giving and Good Cheer from the Nutley Rescue Squad

Giving and Good Cheer from the Nutley Rescue Squad

A donation of new stuffed animals to NFSB for holiday distribution spread the giving and good cheer, Compliments of Nutley Rescue Squad and the Pet Smart of Kearny, NJ. Hand...
The Deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain Remind Us Hopelessness Disregards Wealth and Fame

The Deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain Remind Us Hopelessness Disregards Wealth and Fame

The Deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain Remind Us Hopelessness Disregards Wealth and Fame (Originally posted on TapInto Nutley) When Anthony Bourdain died by suicide three days after Kate...
NFSB And Chico’s Team Up For a Fashion Show

NFSB And Chico’s Team Up For a Fashion Show

Chico’s Clothing Store, at the Promenade Shops at Clifton, was holding its first onsite Fashion Show to benefit Nutley Family Service Bureau. All attendees made a cash donation or a...

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