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Bergen Family Center strengthens communities by providing vital services to families. We provide services to older adults, teens and toddlers to enhance their ability to function independently. We provide counseling, and vital resources to help families manage challenges and improve the quality of their lives.
Founded in 1898
From its founding in 1898 as an organization of boys' clubs, Bergen Family Center has developed into the county's oldest continuously operating family service agency.
The Woman's Club of Englewood, which started the boys organization, added a day nursery in 1900 which launched a total family-supportive mission. For the next several decades the agency operated under a number of different names and in varied locations, becoming the Social Service Federation in the 1920s.
The 1950s saw a spinoff of the clinical counseling and family advocacy departments into a separate entity, the Family Service of Bergen County headquartered in Hackensack. In 1997 the two organizations reunited and five years later took the name of Bergen Family Center, better reflecting our commitment to the diverse needs of our county's families