Intensive Family Support Service

At the Mental Health Association in Passaic County, we recognize that caring for a family member with a serious mental illness can be stressful and lonely. When you are a client of Intensive Family Support Services, you do not have to cope with the challenges of caregiving alone. Our program will provide the support, education and advocacy you need to cope effectively and help your relative.

  • We provide a variety of services such as:
  • Individual Consultation
  • Telephone Support
  • Support Groups
  • Education Workshops
  • Respite
  • Information and Advocacy

The COVID 19 Pandemic has caused many families caring for a loved one with a mental illness to feel alone and isolated from needed resources and support. IFSS is here for you and your family, despite these trying times, providing our services via telehealth.  As always our services are free of charge and invested in helping you gain the support, education and referral/linkage to needed social services and psychiatric care for your loved one.

Please don’t hesitate to call Marjorie Izaguirre, MA, LAC, NCC IFSS Director at 973-478-4444 ext.115 or email

For our Spanish Speaking Support Specialist call Yazmin Amigon at 973-478-4444 ext. 112 or email

Click here for information on our virtual FAMILY SUPPORT GROUPS

You are not alone and together we will work for a brighter now and a better tomorrow

Click here for referral form

Click here for the IFSS Brochure