Center For Family Services (CFS) is a large and exciting nonprofit human services agency based in Camden City, NJ. CFS provides counseling, parenting education, substance abuse treatment, safe and supportive housing, early childhood education, and crisis intervention to children, individuals, and families throughout New Jersey. Due to recent growth/expansion, CFS is seeking support from AmeriCorps VISTAs to build the capacity of our administrative infrastructure, as well as the infrastructure of new programs.
The Access and Internal Communication AmeriCorps VISTA Member will enhance the efficiency of Center For Family Services' internal referral network by heightening awareness of Access services, standardizing the in-house referrals process, training staff to use AWARDS for referrals, and increasing intra-agency communication. This service opportunity will include the following: develop efficient processes around the referral process; provide outreach to CFS programs and referral sources who serve families who may benefit from the many various CFS programs; identify gaps in connecting families to services that meet their needs; report on number of families connected to various programs in the CFS continuum. This AmeriCorps VISTA Member will play a key role in ensuring families are connected to all of the various services needed to lead healthy and fulfilled lives.