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Children's Aid and Family Services preserves, protects and, when needed, provides families. Motivated by compassion for vulnerable children, young adults, frail elderly and their families, we provide high quality and innovative services that meet their social, educational and emotional needs.


We strive to be the premier New Jersey non-profit that provides practical solutions which allow all those who look to us in times of need to achieve their full potential. By investing in experienced, professional staff, in high-quality, well-managed facilities, and continuous monitoring of performance measures, we remain committed to delivering the gold-standard of care to those we serve.


Since 1899 Children's Aid and Family Services has been recognized as a leader in adoption and specialty therapeutic services for children who have been severely traumatized and abused. We, volunteers and staff, are dedicated to working together to develop and enhance the agency's capacity to provide special needs adoption, early childhood education, foster care, counseling, and other social services to those who are disadvantaged, at-risk or in crisis.

We believe that vulnerable and wounded children, as well as all human beings, have the capacity to learn, to heal, and to grow. We believe that interdependent relationships that practice and teach mutual respect, responsibility, honesty and permanency play an integral and powerful role in a person's growth and development at all stages of life. Furthermore, we believe that self-sufficiency is intrinsic to human dignity and to society's health and prosperity. These beliefs are the foundation upon which our mission rests and upon which we pledge the resources and talents of a caring and accountable organization.

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