Intensive Family Support Services (IFSS)
The mission of Intensive Family Support Services (IFSS) is to improve the overall functioning and quality of life for families with a mentally ill family member and promote a wellness & recovery model of care.
For further information, contact us at 973-625-7095
Our team is comprised of a Master’s level Program Coordinator, and Family Advocate. The IFSS team serves families in Morris County, providing individualized care and support during daytime and evening hours. Access to service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Implicit in the value system of IFSS is the belief that family members and professionals can work collaboratively to provide families with the knowledge, skills and support which families identify as useful to a family’s overall functioning and sense of control. Families given appropriate information and support can have an effect on the process of a family member’s recovery. Culturally competent services are provided to family members and/or significant caretakers of mentally ill individuals 18 years or older who reside in Morris County.
Intensive Family Support Services (Morris County)
Saint Clare’s Behavioral Health Denville
50 Morris Avenue
Denville, NJ 07834
To make a referral, contact 973-625-7095 to speak with the Program Coordinator.
- Psychoeducation: IFSS hosts workshops for families, and caregivers, focused on information that is timely and relevant for those enrolled. Topics include understanding mental illness, symptoms, medication management, coping techniques, stress reduction strategies, community resources, and entitlements.
- Family Consultation: IFSS staff meet with families to provide information and consultation. Sessions focus on problem solving and coping techniques.
- Respite Care: Respite services provide temporary relief to caregivers and families, giving them the opportunity to recharge, relax, and handle other responsibilities. Respite options may include out-of-home events during day or evening hours.
- Family Support Groups: These sessions provide a place for families and caregivers to connect, share insights, and hear from others who are experiencing similar situations or circumstances.
- Advocacy: To help the community and other professionals understand and respond to the needs of families caring for a person living with mental illness, IFSS offers assertiveness and communication skill-building programs. The team also offers facilities, and mental health education programs for the general community.
- Referral Services: The IFSS team can connect families and caregivers to relevant services and assistance for mental health and non-mental health-related needs.