Family Crisis Intervention Unit
Our Family Crisis Intervention Unit (FCIU) is a state mandated court diversion program offering free case management, family engagement and crisis counseling services to Ocean County youth up to 18 years old.
Ocean’s Harbor House provides shelter, support, and services for vulnerable youth, enabling them to unlock their potential by learning skills that empower them to build successful lives, relationships, and futures.
Free Counseling for Ocean County Residents
The Family Crisis Intervention Unit is a county funded program within Ocean's Harbor House, offering free counseling and case management services to Ocean County residents. Our counselors are trained and qualified to intervene in family crises, working with juveniles ages 10 to 17 years old and their families.
At the Family Crisis Intervention Unit we aim to divert cases involving juvenile family crises from the courts by providing our families with the counseling, case management, and referral assistance needed to stabilize the immediate family crisis. Our counselors work to maintain a network of services and county agencies including police, schools, physicians, substance abuse services, and other juvenile agencies to coordinate services for our families.
Court approved, out-of-home placements are for extreme circumstances and require the FCIU office to prove that all other community resources have been exhausted before being presented in front of the judge.