Holiday Fund Drive 2022

So Many Ways to Help Strengthen Families with BFC

We're accepting donations through PayPal to help grant holiday wishes of toddlers, teens and older adults. Need to know more? Watch our dedicatted staff in action - see how we strengthen families during the holidays and year 'round.

Bergen Family Center is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.
All donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law.

Our Thanks to Everyone Who Supported Our Gala

November 3rd 2022 |SOLD OUT!

For all of our Guests who attended the annual Gala, Auction and Fundraiser - we thank your for another successful event! If you missed this year's festivities, there is still time to support Bergen Family Center.

Get to Know Our Gala Honorees for 2022

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Kai Alston

Kai is Director of Christian Education & Family Ministries at St Paul's Church and recently joined Eva's Village as Director of Special Projects. She led our weekly food distribution at Armory Street throughout the Pandemic and coordinated the meal preparation and weekly distribution, feeding thousands of hardworking families. She is a member of the NAACP – Bergen County Branch and was appointed to the Bergen County African American Advisory Board this year. While a student at Lincoln School she participated in programs at Bergen Family Center’s predecessor, Community House. A Dwight Morrow High School grad, she received her BA in Communications and Afro-American studies from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Ivan Arguello

Owner of Key Foods in Brooklyn, NY. Ivan lives in Tenafly, NJ. He has supported BFC relief efforts throughout the Pandemic and in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Ida. He and his family donated more than 3000 bags of essential items for BFC families. In addition to helping BFC, Ivan has raised multiple dogs for the Canine Companion for Independence Charity. He has hosted several car shows for the organization at the Englewood Field Club, where he served as President from 2014-2020. Ivan has lived in Bergen county for over 30 years with his wife Mary. Ivan is very proud of his three sons Alexander, Ivan Jr. and Matthew who have all grown up in Tenafly.

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Valerie Vainieri Huttle

Former Assemblywoman from Legislative District 37, New Jersey. A longtime supporter of BFC. Sponsored legislation for racial and gender justice. She led legislative efforts that addressed bullying, LGBTQIA, sexual violence, domestic violence, and senior services. She is also a co-founder of "WIN", Women Involved Now, an educational and social network for women in the community. Huttle sits on the Board of Trustees as Vice-President of Shelter Our Sisters, an organization that brings awareness to the plight of victims of domestic violence

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Ina Miller-Silverstein

BFC Board Member and Co-President of National Council of Jewish Women Bergen County Section. Ina was awarded an MEd in Learning Disabilities at William Paterson College and did additional Post graduate work in Educational Leadership and Administration at Seton Hall and Columbia University. She was also on the founding board of Alternatives to Domestic Violence. Ina chaired the HIPPY Advisory Board and has also served on the boards of Women’s Rights Information Center, the MS Swim In Program.

How We Strengthen Families

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Make a Bright Start.

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Building upon the talent of teens.

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Stay Vital and Healthy

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You Can Make a Difference

In The Lives of Thousands of Families

Meet Some of Our Clients

Give from the Heart

Agresta Brothers

Why BFC means so much to so many.

The Numbers Show How We Work to Strengthen Families


CHILDREN & Parents

Childcare and Education Programs



Programs for Positive Life Choices



SESCIL & Our Adult Day Program

These achievements were made possible by your contributions, the dedication of our volunteers and staff, government grants, foundation support and client fees, Local businesses, religious institutions and schools provided volunteers
and Your financial support.

Counseling & Intervention



Received family court assessments



Received support to manage their HIV diagnosis



Received individual counseling from Bergen Family Center.

We help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault - Families facing challenges that disrupt their lives - Individuals diagnosed with or affected by HIV/AIDS - Families & adolescents involved with family court.

Learn More About Our Counseling Services...