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About SERV

 

SERV Demographics

SERV provides an economic benefit to the community by delivering a full range of care to individuals for about ¼ of the cost of state-supported institutionalizations. Young, old, rich or poor, SERV cares for those in need regardless of gender, religious background, sexual orientation, ethnicity or ability to pay.

Through our work we address a multitude of social issues including homelessness, hunger, housing, addiction recovery, education, child welfare and abuse, senior care, diversity and tolerance.

Consumers

(as of September 2013 -- Includes Residential, Outpatient & Day Programs)

Consumers

Residents

708

Outpatient & Day Programs

511

Total

1219


Gender

Female

50%

Male

50%

 

Age

Adults (18-59)

72%

Older Adults(60+)

18%

Children

10%

 

Ethnicity

African American

17%

American Indian/Alaskan

<1%

Asian/Pacific

1%

Caucasian

52%

Hispanic

18%

Other

3%

Unknown

8%

 

Residences

Research indicates that mental health consumers are much more responsive to accepting treatment after they have housing in place.¹ Because we integrate housing with supportive services, SERV is able to achieve a higher level of success with a very challenging population.

¹New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, Achieving the Promise: Transforming Mental Health Care in America. Final Report DHHS Pub. No. SMA-03-3832. Rockville, MD: 2003.

SERV Centers of New Jersey, Inc. maintains three regional offices in five counties that oversee 145 residences for adults recovering from mental illness. They include:

  • 46 group homes
  • 82 apartment units
  • 17 family-care sites

SERV Achievement Centers, Inc. maintains one primary office in Mercer County and oversees 54 residences in six counties for adults and youth with developmental disabilities. They include:

  • 24 group homes
  • 24 supervised apartments
  • 6 family-care sites

SERV Behavioral Health System, Inc.

Our Mission

At SERV, we share our experience, support and guidance with adults, children and families as they work to recover from and cope with mental illness, addictions, challenging behaviors or developmental disabilities.

Founded in 1974, SERV Centers of New Jersey is the cornerstone of the organization that has since grown to become SERV Behavioral Health System, Inc.   A private, not-for-profit behavioral healthcare organization, SERV Behavioral Health System focuses on serving adults and children who are working to recover from and cope with serious mental illnesses and/or developmental disabilities.

Because every person can make a valuable contribution to the community, SERV integrates housing and supportive services to address the needs of the whole person and does not treat just an illness.

It is our goal to assist the people who come into our care to live and work successfully in their communities as they build more independent and meaningful lives outside the walls of an institution.

SERV as a benefit and resource to the community

Much more than Mental Health

Through our work we address a multitude of social issues including homelessness, hunger, housing, addiction recovery, education, child welfare and abuse, senior care, diversity and tolerance.

Treatment that Works

Research indicates that mental health consumers are much more responsive to accepting treatment after they have housing in place. 1Because we integrate housing with supportive services, SERV is able to achieve a higher level of success with a very challenging population.

The Value of Independence

SERV provides an economic benefit to the community by delivering a full range of care to individuals for about ¼ of the cost of state-supported institutionalization.

A Safe Home

Young, old, rich or poor, SERV cares for those in need regardless of gender, religious background, sexual orientation, ethnicity or the ability to pay.

SERV Centers of New Jersey, Inc. maintains four county offices that oversee 342 residences for adults recovering from mental illness. They include:

  • 39 group homes
  • 249 apartment units
  • 54 family-care sites

SERV Achievement Centers, Inc. maintains one primary office in Mercer County and oversees 42 residences in six counties for adults and youth with developmental disabilities: They include:

  • 13 group homes
  • 21 supervised apartments
  • 8 family-care sites

Partners & Affiliates

NJAMHAA-logo The mission of the New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies is to champion opportunities that advance its members' ability to deliver accessible, quality, efficient and effective integrated behavioral healthcare services to consumers who have mental illnesses and/or addictions, and their families. NJAMHAA is committed to recovery and wellness for all consumers.

NAMI-logoThe National Alliance on Mental Illness, founded in 1979, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need.

LOGO in folder (NJACP /link to website www.njacp.org )
New Jersey Association of Community Providers is a dynamic community of diverse providers dedicated to advancing quality services to enrich lives and build futures to support thousands of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE

Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce
North Jersey Chamber of Commerce
New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce

History of SERV

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

Facilities

SERV Foundation

Our Mission

The SERV Foundation raises funds to provide innovative programs for individuals in the SERV Behavioral Health System's Family of Companies who struggle with debilitating mental illnesses or developmental disabilities. By creating partnerships with individuals and organizations, The Foundation develops awareness in the community and provides financial support for exceptional programs benefiting our consumers, their families and the community at large.

Our Location:

20 Scotch Road, 3rd Floor, Ewing, NJ 08628

Phone: (609) 662-3059    Fax: (609) 771-9728

 

The SERV Foundation has three major commitments:

Awards

SERV Behavioral Health System, Inc. has been recognized for its leading role in mental health treatment:

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