F&CS parenting classes help solidify family relationships

Jeff and his wife have been married for 10 years. She had children and an infant grandson from a previous marriage, and at the time, Jeff felt it was best to receive help to improve his relationship with his stepchildren.  Because of his wife’s previous connection to Family & Children’s Services, Jeff began taking parenting classes. He said the results helped him a great deal as…

WIR zooming through graduation

COVID-19 can’t stop a WIR graduation Family & Children’s Services (F&CS) Women in Recovery (WIR) is an outpatient alternative to incarceration program. WIR participants have strict weekly structured agendas that include addiction and trauma treatment, parent education, job readiness training, GED and other education groups and recovery support. Due to COVID-19, face-to-face contact was replaced…

Safe vacations during pandemic could benefit mental health

This summer, road trips surge amid a worldwide pandemic. Studies have shown that taking vacations is good for one’s mental health. According to CNBC, this year, 46 million Americans say they plan to hit the open road in a recreational vehicle (RV), up from 25 million in 2019, as coronavirus lockdowns force travel lovers to look closer to home for their summer getaway.  …