Jennie celebrates sobriety thanks to teletherapy

COVID-19 is the enemy, which makes Jennie’s recovery more precarious. There are hurdles that make getting counseling harder, make getting human contact harder and make getting food, clothing and shelter harder.  But conquering hurdles is nothing new for Jennie. As a child, she witnesses the spiral downturn of her parents, who were drug addicts. Adverse childhood experiences essentially led Jennie to opioid addiction. Within a couple of months, she was…

Letter from F&CS CEO

Dear F&CS Friend, I am deeply proud of our extraordinary staff for their response to our clients’ needs during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. To protect the safety of our clients and team, we rapidly transitioned to a remote work environment using virtual technology and new telehealth platforms that could support all Family & Children’s Services…

Client finds stability thanks to F&CS Homeless Outreach team

Sam’s options had run out just as he managed to find a bed for the night at the local shelter. After speaking to a case worker, the next day, Sam obtains help from the Family & Children’s Services Homeless Outreach program just as the pandemic begins in March.  Although Sam feels reassured with his therapy, he still longs to find a place to call home. His case worker Don reaches out to other community organizations and essentially finds an…