Garrett, “Normal” Again

Garrett’s* life was ruled by fear. It hadn’t always been that way, but then Garrett’s parents got divorced when he was 4. A few months later, he was sexually abused by a caregiver. Things spiraled downward for several years after that. When Garrett first came in for treatment, he was about to enter middle school. His…

Geana, A Woman in Recovery

Even when cooking eight batches of meth a day, there never seemed to be enough to feed Geana Hill’s addiction. ”I was slowly dying,” she said. One of Geana’s most shameful moments —an arrest and possible 10-year prison sentence—ended with a life-changing placement in Women in Recovery (WIR), a Family & Children’s Services program operated…

Family & Children’s Services achieves national accreditation

Family & Children’s Services (FCS) has achieved national accreditation through the New York-based Council on Accreditation (COA). COA accreditation involved a review and analysis of administration, management, and service delivery functions against international standards of best practices. FCS was praised for its high quality delivery of innovative, evidence-based programs and integrity of services and administrative…

Teen Suicide: Shyla

“I just want to die,” are words Ann Jenkins, clinical director of COPES, and her team hear quite often. More and more frequently, the ones saying they’re ready to quit on life are kids. COPES is a 24/7 crisis service operated by Family & Children’s Services. Specially trained COPES clinicians provide free, confidential support –…