Our mission of strengthening individuals, families and communities is still as relevant today as it was back in 1953 when we first opened our doors. We remain true to our roots and yet we continue to meet the ever changing needs of our clients and our community.
In 1953, Levittown was booming and families were leaving familiar territory to work at US Steel, to start a new life in this suburban community. Families faced stressful situations that were new to them. Back then, couples came to us mostly for marriage counseling or for help with raising their children. We had two offices, five staff and our agency was totally supported by the Community Fund (later known as the United Way). Our budget was $21,000.
Today the nearly 6,000 people we help each year come from all walks of life, ages, cultures, and financial backgrounds. They come from families headed by married couples or single parents. They are from multi-generational households. They are isolated seniors, grandparents raising grandchildren, new immigrants, individuals with HIV/AIDS, and individuals with serious mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders.
Our programs have also changed and expanded. We have over 120 staff members and a budget of over $5 million. In addition to traditional family counseling, people also come to us for help with illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression disorder, suicidal ideation, drug abuse, just to name a few.
We help people where they live and work—in our offices, in their schools, in their homes and in their communities. Despite the changes, each person that comes to Family Service has the same hopes and dreams that brought clients into us all those years ago…they are striving to overcome a challenge while building a family that loves and cares for one another.
News & Events
6/10 – Drive for Youth Golf Outing
Merger helps nonprofits groups
> phillyburbs.com 5/10/2013
Contact of Greater Philadelphia and Family Service Association of Bucks County announce merger
> Press release 5/10/2013
Buck Up Bucks County donors learn about plans for shelter’s new kitchen
> phillyburbs.com 5/8/2013
‘Out with the old, in with the new’
> phillyburbs.com 5/3/2013
In the (shelter) kitchen with Cheryl
> phillyburbs.com 4/18/2013
A dollar really can make a difference
> Liberty Mutual’s The Responsibility Project 4/11/2013
Makefield Women’s Association doles out Yardley Harvest Day proceeds, presents scholarships
> buckslocalnews.com 4/5/2013
Job training program recieves grant
> phillyburbs.com 4/3/2013
Let’s Buck Up for a cause
> phillyburbs.com 2/6/2013
Growing a kitchen fund at Newtown Friends School
> phillyburbs.com 2/3/2013
AIDS Awareness Day
> phillyburbs.com 11/30/2012
Community Partners Honored at Annual Meeting
> phillyburbs.com 11/16/2013
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