Family + Reading = Fun

Over 30 families enjoyed a summer filled with fun reading and literacy activities!  At the IFS East Orange Family Success Center…

IFS Makes Strides Helping Foster Teens Become Independent

In IFS Mgbede (mmm-bway-day) programs, clients are defined not by their problems or labels, but by what they are already good…

IT Training Holds the Promise of a High Paying Job

Nandi, age 20, was not quite sure what type of career she should embark upon or what interested her. But despite…

Family Success Center In Need of Donated Goods

The IFS East Orange Family Success Center is seeking donations for warm clothing and coats, canned goods, non-perishable foods, personal hygiene…

Celebration of Sharing Results in Meat Distribution to Families

Ercan Tozan, Executive Director of Peace Islands Institute, joins Marge Woods, IFS President/CEO, as they distribute packets of meat to families…

IFS Hosts 1st Annual Skateboard Camp & Festival

The day started out rainy and cold but by 10 AM when festivities were scheduled to start, the sun shone bright…

Independence: A Family of Services, Inc. and the Meadowlands Environment Center

Announce “Exploring Contrasts” Youth Video Project NEWARK, NJ – Independence: A Family of Services, Inc. (IFS) of Essex County and the…

For Our Youth: Teen on the Path To A Permanent Home

For Our Youth: Teen on the Path To A Permanent Home In early April 2011, IFS accepted a fourteen year old…

IFS Executive On The Move

IFS is proud to announce the upcoming graduation of Darryl Jenkins, Director of Programs, from the Ladder to Leadership program. Nearly…

Former Aftercare Youth Now at Kean University

Carlotta Thomas is an aftercare client at Independence: A Family of Services. Ms. Thomas is a junior at Kean University and…