General FAQs

What is SERV's Mission?

SERV works to provide housing, support and services to special-needs populations.

For whom does SERV provide services? SERV provides services for adults, children and families who are working to recover from and cope with a mental illness, developmental disability, emotional disturbance or challenging behavior.

What services and programs does SERV offer?

Adult Psychiatric Services

Youth Psychiatric Services

Developmentally Disabled Services

Outpatient Services

Group Homes

Community Residences

Teaching-Family Group Homes

Individual, Family and Couple counseling and adult & child psychiatric consultation

Supervised Apartments and Supported Housing

After-School & Summer Day Treatment Program

Supervised Apartments

Medication and Symptom Assessment and Management

Family Care

Treatment Home Family Care

Treatment Family Care

EAP Services

Day Treatment Programs

Family-Builders Parent/Child Program

Vocational Services Day Program

Support Groups

MICA Group Homes

Emergency Shelter Homes

Mobile Crisis Response Team

Group Therapy

MICA Supervised Apartments


Home-Based Caregiver Support Services

Educational Seminars & Community Workshops

Where are SERV programs available?

SERV maintains services that provide care for people in 8 counties in New Jersey including Burlington, Hudson, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Passaic and Union counties. Not every program and service is available in each county. Please call our access office at 1-833-CAN-SERV (833-226-7378) for specific information about a program and its availability in your area.

How long has SERV been providing services in New Jersey?

Since 1974.

Is SERV a non-profit?

Yes. SERV Behavioral Health System is a private, not-for-profit organization.

How are SERV’s programs funded?

SERV has a number of funding sources including state, county and local government as well as the NJ Department of Human Services and the NJ Department of Developmental Disabilities. We receive qualified reimbursements from Medicaid and some 3rd party (private insurance) reimbursements. Finally, we receive some payments directly from our consumers. The amount our consumers pay is generally based upon a sliding-scale and does not account for the full cost of service.

How do I get a job at SERV?

See “Current Openings” under the Employment Opportunities tab on this web site. SERV Behavioral Health System, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  You may e-mail your resume (Word document or .pdf) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax to (609) 406-1920. If you have any questions, call (609) 406-0100.