Over fifty years ago in Moorestown, NJ, a small group of compassionate volunteers decided to bring their dream of a mental health organization to life. The vision for Family Service of Burlington County was broad yet simple- provide counseling and emergency intervention to adults, children and families in need 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Using donated space, volunteers worked round the clock to offer counseling to families with nowhere else to turn.
Family Service continued to strengthen to meet society’s ever-changing needs. By 2011 the agency expanded to offer 65 essential programs for individuals and families throughout nine counties in southern and central New Jersey.
In 2012, after decades of serving New Jersey’s most vulnerable community members, Family Service merged with Steininger Behavioral Care Services to form Twin Oaks Community Services. In just 3 years, Twin Oaks grew to grew to include over 120 programs and expanded services to include group homes, outpatient, partial care, housing, in-home and community services, food pantries, supportive housing, case management and more.
Opportunities to Grow
On July 1, 2015 Twin Oaks Community Services merged with Greater Trenton Behavioral HealthCare to form Oaks Integrated Care.
The new name reflects the qualities of the mighty oak, which has deep roots in the community, many branches and as a work of nature, continues to grow and reach the highest heights. By focusing on integrated care, we can begin to treat the whole person to achieve both mental and physical wellness.
The partnership with Greater Trenton Behavioral HealthCare brings our diverse histories together and builds a powerful vision for a future filled with new opportunities. Most importantly, the merger gives more people access to quality, effective behavioral health services. With 150 programs serving 16,000 consumers and over 1,850 employees Oaks Integrated Care will emerge as one of New Jersey’s most comprehensive and forward-looking human service providers.
Moving forward, we hope you will continue to share our story with the people who help us recognize that our journey is just beginning.