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    For Margit, Volunteering Provides a Renewed Sense of Purpose

    Posted on January 12, 2022 by in NFSB Blog

    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 friend told her about a thrift shop in town that needed volunteers. “When my son was six months old, my grandmother would babysit and I […]

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

    Posted on January 4, 2022 by in NFSB Blog

    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 involved helping veterans who had suffered traumatic brain injuries. “I dealt with a traumatic brain injury when I was younger and had my own experiences […]

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

    Posted on December 21, 2021 by in NFSB Blog

    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 one. Little did he know at the time what kind of impact Nutley would have on his life. Fast forward to 2018. Jim had retired […]

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    Tom’s Story

    Posted on December 16, 2021 by in Success Stories

    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 housing supports. Tom and his family recently became a client of the Nutley Family Service Food Pantry. The Pantry is often the initial touchpoint for […]

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    Meet the Counselors: Carline Dumay, MSW, LSW

    Posted on December 15, 2021 by in NFSB Blog

    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 the organization’s impact that she discovered her passion for social work. As an intern in the accounting department, Carline was getting bored, so her supervisor […]

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    Meet the Counselors: Fernando Vazquez, MSW, LSW

    Posted on December 8, 2021 by in NFSB Blog

    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 feel comfortable seeing if they were dealing with a difficult or confusing situation. “My favorite part of being a teacher was counseling kids,” Fernando said. […]

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    Madeline’s Story

    Posted on December 7, 2021 by in Success Stories

    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 she grappled with the loss of her husband and the thought of being a single parent to their young son. She had so many unanswered […]

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

    Posted on November 30, 2021 by in NFSB Blog

    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 with enough milk, eggs, cheese, meat, and poultry to meet the needs of the community, but this is an ongoing challenge because these items are […]

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    Helping A Neighbor In Need Like Ryan And His Family

    Posted on November 30, 2021 by in Success Stories

    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 is close with his mother and younger siblings but felt increasingly isolated during the COVID pandemic, forced to participate in his college courses remotely and […]

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    NFSB Expands Home Food Deliveries to Seniors and Homebound Residents

    Posted on November 23, 2021 by in NFSB Blog

    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 from 10-1. For those residents who are unable to come to us, especially our senior friends, we bring food directly to them through our home […]

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