Saving Children’s Lives and Building Healthy Families Since 1894

Founded in 1894, The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey is a nonprofit organization that helps at-risk infants, children, youth, and families achieve their potential. We protect abused or neglected infants and children, strengthen families, and strive for stable, permanent, and loving homes for every child.The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey gives parents the knowledge they need to help their children and themselves long after our active services have ended.

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Adoption & Birth Parent Services

Providing licensed adoption and post-adoption services, birth parent counseling and foster care in NJ and PA

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Counseling Services

Trauma-infomed comprehemsive counseling services for children and families

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Ocean County CCR&R, Childcare Subsidy & Early Childhood Education

Resources, referrals and support for parents of infants and toddlers

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Maternal Child Health & Family Success Centers

Pregnancy care and support including WIC, nutritional education and help to meet basic needs

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Head Start & Early Head Start

Federally funded early childhood education, pregnancy, and comprehensive services to age 5

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School Based Services

School-day and after-school enrichment programs

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Kinship Services

Support for relative caregivers, who are raising children, like grandparents raising grandchildren

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Who is The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey?

A not-for-profit agency, The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey is a catalyst for creating child-centered, family-focused, diverse communities through a continuum of services. Our inclusive programs for children and families support child welfare and adoption, pregnancy from prenatal through postnatal care, nutrition, parent education, early childhood and youth development, counseling, and grandparents and kin raising their grandchildren. We proudly sponsor federal WIC, 21st Century Community Learning Centers and Head Start/Early Head Start programs. In all we do, we strive to be guided by our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion values.

What makes us unique?
It is our culture at CHSofNJ since 1894. We listen. We help families and children decide what they want to achieve. We provide access to skills and knowledge and resources to inform life choices. Our passionate staff and board go the extra mile every single day. Our nationally recognized team of 300 staff and 900 volunteers delivers statewide services from 12 locations.

Please join us as we help communities throughout New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania thrive!

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Our Impact

Using evidence-based practices, we help children and families grow healthier and achieve their educational and financial goals. Stronger families build stronger communities.

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Carla and Cecilia

Carla and Cecilia were always very close since they were toddlers. Then, two years ago, Carla lost her little sister, Cecilia, to a sudden illness. Cecilia was only thirteen months younger than Carla.

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Carrie and Mars

Carrie’s childhood was less than idyllic; her mother was manipulative and emotionally abusive, and by 16, Carrie began dating someone whose attitude and behaviors mirrored those of her mother.

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Late one night in June of 2017, Eveline was awakened by terrible pain. What began as a dull ache earlier in the evening had become sharp, excruciating pains that seemed to shoot across her lower back.

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