Board names Colleen Verriest CEO of FCS
The Board of Directors of Family & Children's Service (FCS) is proud to announce that it has named Colleen Verriest, MSW, LCSW, as the agency’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Verriest brings to the agency more than 15 years of leadership experience in social services delivery in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. FCS Board Chair Deborah Zilai says Colleen's appointment comes at a perfect time for the agency. Learn more.
Agency marks 110 Years in the Community
2019 marks 110 years since FCS’s founding in 1909. Our story begins with a group of Long Branch community leaders who came together to purchase gifts for impoverished children at Christmastime. Initially incorporated as “The Long Branch Society for the Improvement of the Poor,” the group quickly expanded it mission to meet other critical needs. Learn more.
Save the Date
The Spring Luncheon & Fashion Show
May 8, 2019
Branches Catering
 
Day at the Races
June 30, 2019
Monmouth Park Racetrack
 
Sleighbells in the Sand
July 24, 2019
Monmouth Beach Bath & Tennis Club
 
The FCS Golf Classic
August 26, 2019
Rumson Country Club
 
The Bridge Benefit
September 11, 2019
Rumson Country Club
 
The FCS Leading Lights Gala
November 16, 2019
Navesink Country Club
 
To receive an invitation, or to learn more about the various ways you can support FCS’s 2019 events, contact Diane Gribbin, FCS Director of Development at developmentinfo@fcsmonmouth.org  or call 732-222-9111 extension 134. For more information about the services FCS provides, visit www.fcsmonmouth.org or follow us on social media at @fcsmonmouth.
FCS Staff News
Congratulations to our Adult Protective Services (APS) Director Jessica Reyes and her team of social workers, Michele Ewing, Samantha Scanlon and Alexa Pogrob for successfully completing the APS Basic Worker Training course offered by Rutgers University School of Social Work! The intensive 12-week program is designed to enhance understanding of the role of social workers play in identifying and addressing abuse, neglect and financial exploitation of vulnerable adults. We applaud their professionalism and dedication!
Congratulations also go out to Jean Delva, our January Aide of the Month! An eight-year veteran of FCS Home Care Services, Jean began his career as a Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) shortly after fleeing his native Haiti following the 2010 earthquake.

“The nurses and staff treated me with such respect and kindness. They gave me the confidence to do this job, and I do it with pleasure,” Jean says. You can read more about his journey on this month's blog.
Our offices will be closed Monday, February 14th in honor of the President's Day Holiday. We will reopen at 8:30 am on Tuesday, February 19th. Happy President's Day!
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Long Branch, NJ 07740