SOCIAL ~ EDUCATIONAL ~ RESIDENTIAL ~ VOCATIONAL
Founded in 1974, SERV Behavioral Health System, Inc. is a private statewide, not-for-profit behavioral healthcare organization in New Jersey serving adults working to recover from serious mental illnesses and/or adults and youth coping with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Remaining focused on personal dignity and quality of care, we utilize a continuum of services that are tailored to meet individual needs. It is our goal to assist our consumers to live and work successfully in their communities. Housing and supportive services are integrated into a broad-based approach that addresses the most basic needs of each individual (food, shelter, clothing) while allowing them to safely adjust to living in the community and gradually build a more independent life. The people we assist on a daily basis are your family, your friends, your neighbors, and your children. They are the people in your community. Each day we work to strengthen these individuals in an effort to help them to live successfully in the community, maintain regular work, or further their education while they struggle to cope with a serious disability. We do this because we know that with the strengthening of each individual comes the strengthening of our community as a whole. SERV provides residential and support services in 10 counties in New Jersey: Burlington, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset and Union. SERV’s Family of Companies:
- SERV Centers of New Jersey, Inc. (for adults recovering from severe and persistent mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder). Our mission is to enhance individuals’ lives in the community through the provision of housing and supportive services, which promote hope, wellness and recovery.
- SERV Achievement Centers, Inc. (for adults and youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities, such as autism spectrum disorders). Our core mission is to support, encourage and assist individuals with ID/DD to achieve their full potential in the community .
- SERV Properties & Management, Inc. specializes in the planning, development and management of housing for special populations. It is our goal to provide safe, clean, and affordable quality housing to a broad spectrum of individuals in need of a reliable and comfortable environment to call home.
- 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 intellectual/developmental disabilities. The Foundation develops awareness in the community and provides financial support for exceptional programs benefiting our consumers, their families and the community at large. Two of these programs are the Scholarship Fund for consumers and the annual SERV Wellness & Development Conference for consumers and their family members.