Family Crisis Intervention Unit (FCIU)

(908) 770-2926
Toms River

The Family Crisis Intervention Unit is a county funded program within Bright Harbor Healthcare, offering free counseling and case management services to Ocean County residents. The Family Crisis Unit (FCIU) offers support to Ocean County youth, ages 10-17, and their families who are experiencing significant challenges. Our aim is to intervene in family conflicts at an early stage, preventing the need for formal or future legal involvement. Our primary goals are to enhance family well-being and strengthen youth community bonds. The FCIU team evaluates the immediate family needs necessary to restore stability in crisis situations. We provide short-term, supportive care management, family counseling and, depending on the identified concerns, connect youth and families to appropriate community resources for on-going support. Additionally, our services extend to Station House Adjustments, S.U.R.E, assisting with truancy concerns in partnership with local schools, and providing community education sessions on current issues.

Services Provided
FCIU services are provided at no cost to Ocean County residents:
  • Initial Crisis Assessment & Recommendations for stabilization
  • Short-term support services (typically 8-12 weeks)
  • Service coordination, advocacy, and linkage to additional supports
  • S.U.R.E - Substance Use Referral and Education
  • Community Education sessions
  • Station House Adjustments
Who can make referrals?
Parents, guardians, schools, family court, law enforcement, local social service organizations. If you are unsure about making a referral, please reach out by phone or email!
For more information:
954 NJ-166 
Toms River, NJ 08753
Eligibility Youth between the ages of 10 and 17 and their families residing in Ocean County.
Age Groups
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
Community Services
Family & Support Services
Health Services
Behavioral / Mental Health
Crisis / Safety
Treatment Services
Outpatient Services
Payment Options
  • Free

Last Updated: 01/25/24