1974 – SERV Centers of New Jersey is founded by a group of families and mental healthcare providers who care for adult family members with serious and persistent mental illness.
1994 – The SERV Foundation is formed to provide financial support to the organization.
1995 — Clifton Mental Health Services, founded in 1960, merges with SERV Centers of N.J. and becomes Clifton Behavioral Healthcare.
1996 — SERV acquires The Center for Innovative Family Achievements (CIFA), founded in 1987, to further develop the company’s mission to provide training and support to individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and youth with behavioral challenges and emotional problems. In 2008, the name was changed to SERV Achievement Centers.
1996 — SERV Centers of New Jersey reorganizes to become SERV Behavioral Health System, Inc. and includes:
- Advanced Health Management, a company offering facilities maintenance and human resources services to other nonprofits
- CIFA (later renamed to SERV Achievement Centers)
- SERV Centers of New Jersey
- The SERV Foundation
- SERV Properties & Management, which specializes in the planning, development and management of housing for special–needs populations