Community Resource

Family Support Organization (FSO) of Passaic County

(973) 427-0100
Woodland Park

The FAMILY SUPPORT ORGANIZATION OF PASSAIC COUNTY is a family-run, county-based organization that provides direct family-to-family peer support, education, advocacy and other services to family members of children with emotional and behavioral challenges.

We are an organization for families by families. In response to the need for a family driven organization, FSOPC was incorporated in New Jersey as a not for profit corporation in December, 2004. We began operating in Passaic County in April, 2005. The Board of Trustees, all of whom are parents of children with emotional and or behavior challenges, formed the FSO with the goal of spearheading a family friendly place for families to come together for mutual support, education and sharing.

As an organization for families by families we offer a unique perspective of experiences with various systems and providers. We have as our goal a family movement that calls for maximizing the potential of all involved in providing services to children and families. Worth, knowledge and dignity of the family/caregivers are the primary to our philosophy of the FSOPC's family friendly environment.

Our Programs:

  • Peer to Peer Support
  • Peer to Peer Support Education / Advocacy
  • Community Development
  • Warm Line
  • Youth Partnership
  • Support Groups
  • System Monitoring
  • FSO / CMO Strategic Planning
  • In English and Spanish with no cost

Contact: James Sawyer (Interim Executive Director) / Samatha Petritis (Peer Coordinator)

Eligibility Passaic County families of children with emotional, behavioral, developmental, and intellectual challenges and substance abuse needs
Age Groups
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
Community Services
Basic Needs / Assistance
Family & Support Services
Payment Options
  • Free
  • System of Care (CSOCI Medicaid / FlexFunds)

Last Updated: 02/20/20