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Family Service Expands its School-Based Counseling Program

May 06, 2014 | Family Service Press Release

Family Service Association of Bucks County recently added three new schools to its School-Based Counseling program: Strayer Middle School in Quakertown and Lafayette and Mary Devine Elementary Schools in Bristol Township. With these additions, Family Service now has partnerships with fourteen schools across seven school districts to provide counseling and therapy to children and families directly in the school they attend each day.

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Help Needed: CONTACT Helpline, Volunteer Drivers & Reassurance

May 05, 2014 | Bucks County Courier Times

Provide anonymous, confidential telephone assistance and respond to calls on local helpline and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Following training, volunteers are responsible for answering phones in either the Bucks or Montgomery county phone room locations for one 4-hour shift each week.

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Community Sports Bulletin Board: Family Service Association of Bucks County

May 05, 2014 | Bucks County Courier Times

15th annual Drive for Youth. June 9. 10:30 registration, lunch, driving range, putting contest. Noon shotgun start. Scramble format. 5:30 p.m. dinner and awards. Rain or shine. At Jericho National Golf Club, New Hope.

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United Way of Bucks Celebrates Benefactors as ‘Heroes’

May 02, 2014 | Bucks County Courier Times

The United Way 2014 pep rally and breakfast on Friday was as rowdy and enthusiastic as 400 people with pompoms, hand clappers and cheers could make it.

The event was held at Spring Mill Manor in Northampton, and featured volunteers dressed in superhero costumes, and heroes sans capes — the volunteers who helped make the past years successful ones for the agency.

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Beer Fest Rain or Shine in Yardley May 10

May 01, 2014 | Bucks County Courier Times

YARDLEY — Tickets are on sale for Yardley’s seventh annual Beer Fest from 1 to 5 p.m. May 10.

The fest will take place rain or shine under a huge tent overlooking the scenic Delaware River on South Delaware Avenue in Yardley… The beer fest is sponsored by the Yardley Business Association. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Bucks County Homeless Shelter.

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Local Offices Present Checks to Nonprofits

May 01, 2014 | Bucks County Herald

“We are so pleased to continue our annual charitable giving and help so many in need,” explains Kassie Erb, president, Fox & Roach Charities, which has contributed more than $4 million through office fund donations and board of trustee grants, since its inception in 1995.

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Volunteers Needed for CONTACT Helpline Serving Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties

May 01, 2014 | Family Service Press Release

Family Service Association of Bucks County is now accepting volunteer applications for their CONTACT Helpline, a free, confidential telephone helpline service for individuals with a wide range of needs and concerns. The CONTACT Helpline serves residents in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. Following training, volunteers are responsible for providing telephone assistance and responding to calls on both the local helpline and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

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Driving for Youth

April 24, 2014 | Bucks County Herald

Family Service Association of Bucks County’s annual Drive for Youth Golf Outing is Monday, June 9 at Jericho National Golf Club in New Hope.

Registration, lunch, driving range access and the putting contest will all begin at 10:30 a.m. Shotgun start (scramble format) will take place at noon, followed by dinner and the awards banquet at 5:30 p.m. The event will be held rain or shine.

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The Keith Thomas Perrymore Fund Supports the Family Service CONTACT Helpline

April 21, 2014 | Family Service Press Release

Roger and Diane Perrymore recently delivered a gift on behalf of The Keith Thomas Perrymore Fund to Family Service Association of Bucks County in support of the CONTACT Helpline. The CONTACT Helpline provides free, anonymous and confidential telephone support and referral services to individuals who are contemplating suicide, struggling with life’s challenges or in need of someone to listen.

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Family Service Launches Nurturing Parenting Program in Time for National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 18, 2014 | Family Service Press Release

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. According to Child Welfare Information Gateway’s most recent publication, an estimated 686,000 children were victims of abuse and neglect nationwide in 2012.

In one of their many efforts to prevent child abuse, Family Service Association of Bucks County recently launched the Nurturing Parenting Program, a series of in-home classes and assessments designed to build nurturing skills as alternatives to negative parenting attitudes and practices.

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