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Our Mission

The mission of the Nutley Family Service Bureau is to strengthen the emotional and social well-being of individuals and families through affordable mental health counseling and social service programs.

NFSB has been a steadfast force in community outreach for 100 years.

It was founded in 1913 by a group of concerned Nutley ladies who recognized the need for social services at a time when few were widely available “….to promote and improve morally and materially, the condition of the poor in the town of Nutley.”   The nature of the agency’s work was fluid to meet the varied challenges in the first half of the twentieth century, including World Wars I & II and the Great Depression.  As government and state agencies and programs began to meet those needs, NFSB shifted focused to counseling for families and individuals.

21st Century NFSB continues its characteristic responsiveness to the needs of the community and the changing times.  A professionally qualified staff enables a broad scope of mental health services and social services.

The majority of NFSB funding comes from client fees, corporate and municipal contracts, and the generous donations of hundreds of individuals. Additionally, volunteer operation of the Thrift Shop is an important on-going source of financial support.  NFSB is a non-profit, 501(c)(3).


Nutley Empowering Teens Program Now Enrolling

NFSB’s Nutley Empowering Teens (NET) program is an early intervention program designed to help local youth who may be at risk of developing a behavioral health problem. NET provides interventions and education to prevent or reduce the risk of developing[...]

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Nutley Journal Spotlights our Agency…..

When Nutley’s renowned Family Service Bureau was launched in 1913 by two Nutley women who wanted to offer social services at a time when almost no services were available, the idea that this organization would still be standing — and[...]

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“I experience a committed institution for people of all walks of life, who need support in their lives. I personally feel that a whole-hearted commitment has been made to me by way of extending the expertise of family counseling/therapy of[...]

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