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Family Service School Counseling Program Receives Gift

July 23, 2015 | Bucks County Herald

The Young family recently delivered a $15,000 gift on behalf of the Lauren Nicole Young Memorial Fund to Family Service Association of Bucks County in support of its School-Based Counseling program.

Family Service has partnerships with 18 schools across eight school districts to provide counseling to children and adolescents directly in the schools
they attend each day. The gift from the Lauren Nicole Young Memorial Fund will be used specifically to provide middle and high school students with mental health counseling and substance abuse treatment in an effort to reduce drug and alcohol abuse and prevent possible deaths from occurring.

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Noteworthy: Family Service Receives Pew Grant

July 23, 2015 | Bucks County Herald

Family Service Association of Bucks County has been awarded a $150,000 grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts to provide case management services for older adults living in Bucks County Housing Authority managed sites. These services help older adults meet their basic needs, enabling them to remain in their homes for as long as possible.

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Family Service’s Older Adult Program Awarded Grant from Pew

July 20, 2015 | Family Service Press Release

Family Service Association of Bucks County has been awarded a $150,000 grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts to provide case management services for older adults living in Bucks County Housing Authority managed sites. These services help older adults meet their basic needs, enabling them to remain in their homes for as long as possible. The grant is the third awarded by Pew in support of Family Service’s case management program since 2009.

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Upper Makefield Woman Wins State Pageant, Moves On to World Stage

July 20, 2015 | Chris English | Bucks County Courier Times

Soon after winning a battle with thyroid cancer, Upper Makefield resident Cheryl Schrier decided that pageants weren’t just for the under-30 crowd.

She put that belief into action by entering the Mrs. Pennsylvania International 2015 competition in Altoona — and she ended up topping 64 other contestants to win the title.

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Vendors Needed for Autumn Fest in Lower Makefield

July 19, 2015 | Bucks County Courier Times

Craft vendors are being recruited for Autumn Fest 2015 at Shady Brook Farm in Lower Makefield, organizers said.

The event will be staged by the Makefield Women’s Association. It will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 19 at the farm off Stony Hill Road and the Newtown Bypass.

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Fifteen Students Intern at Bucks Nonprofits

July 16, 2015 | Bucks County Herald

Fifteen college students from Bucks County have been chosen to participate in Foundations Community Partnership’s 2015 Summer Youth Corps, which offers paid student internships at local nonprofit human service agencies

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Summer Youth Corps: Fifteen Bucks County Students Working at Local Nonprofits

July 16, 2015 | Bucks Local News

Fifteen college students from Bucks County have been chosen to participate in Foundations Community Partnership’s 2015 Summer Youth Corps, which offers paid student internships at local non-profit human service agencies in Bucks County serving children, youth and families. The program offers students the ability to gain practical experience while helping to effect positive change in the community working at non-profit human service agencies.

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Makefield Women’s Association Announces Plans for Autumn Fest 2015

July 11, 2015 | Bucks Local News

Mark your calendars. The Makefield Women’s Association (MWA) will hold its annual fall fundraising festival, “Autumn Fest 2015,” on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Shady Brook Farm.

The event will showcase one-of-a-kind arts and crafts vendors, free pumpkin and face painting, family entertainment, live music, MWA’s famous raffle baskets and new for this year – an armada of gourmet food trucks offering a wide variety of cuisine.

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Family Service Seeks Sponsors for Kids Heading Back to School

July 07, 2015 | Bucks County Courier Times

Not all families can afford to send their child to school with the necessary supplies and a new outfit.

The Family Service Association of Bucks County is hoping some generous people will step up to help them by donating supplies such as a backpack, school supplies and an outfit, or sponsoring a child or children.

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Family Service Seeks Sponsors for Children this Back to School Season

July 06, 2015 | Family Service Press Release

The back to school season can be difficult for children and families in need. You can help by sponsoring a child or by donating new clothes, backpacks and other supplies.

If you become a sponsor, Family Service will provide you with the grade level, age and clothing sizes of a specific child so you can fill a backpack with supplies, a lunch box and a new outfit. This is a great option if you’re already planning to shop for your child or grandchild, and Family Service is happy to honor age or grade level requests depending on availability. Groups or companies are welcome to sponsor multiple children.

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