Urgent Care / Crisis Intervention

Intensive Family Support Services

Intensive Family Support Services (IFSS) is a government funded county-wide support service for Bergen County families who have an adult relative with a mental illness.

Program Goal

The goal of Intensive Family Support Services (IFSS) is to improve the functioning and quality of life for families living with mental illness. IFSS helps families develop critical knowledge, skills, and community supports that can assist them by providing a variety of services that can be delivered in the family home, at the IFSS office, or at other sites throughout the county.

Specialized Services

  • Weekly support groups for family members who are 18+ years old
  • Individual family consultations available in choice of locations
  • Respite care available for primary caregivers
  • Educational workshops
    • Mental health
    • Community resources
    • Strategies for coping
    • Problem solving skills
  • Transportation to various programs (subject to availability)
  • 24 Hour telephone access to a mental health professional: (201) 646-0973

Cost of Services

  • Most IFSS services are free of charge
  • Overnight respite care fee is $25 (may be waived, depending on circumstances)

Office Hours

  • IFSS operates 7 days a week
  • Office hours are 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Monday – Friday; 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

For more information, call (201) 646-0333 and ask to be connected to Intensive Family Support Services (IFSS)