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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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Help Needed: CONTACT Helpline, Volunteer Drivers & Reassurance

April 14, 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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Leader Lottery Winner: Helene Sestito

April 11, 2014 | The Levittown Leader

Helene Sestito of Langhorne was the latest winner of our Leader Lottery game, in which readers can win money for themselves and for their favorite charity or community cause in every issue of The Levittown Leader. Helene was the winner for our March 8 issue.

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Makefield Women’s Association Presents Proceeds to Beneficiaries of 2013 Harvest Day at Shady Brook Farm

April 03, 2014 | Bucks Local News

LOWER MAKEFIELD – It’s a cliché, but one that applies here.

The more things change, the more things stay the same. Last fall, what used to be Yardley’s signature fall celebration became two events when the Makefield Women’s Association (MWA) and the Yardley Business Association – the two groups previously responsible for the singular Harvest Day – couldn’t resolve differences. Each ended up putting on their own event on the same day.

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Lower Makefield Donates $14,500 to Community Groups

April 02, 2014 | Bucks County Courier Times

LOWER MAKEFIELD — The Makefield Women’s Association announced awards during the group’s annual beneficiaries meeting Wednesday night.

The group awarded $14,500 to be shared among 10 community efforts.

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Drive for Youth Golf Outing to Benefit Family Service

March 31, 2014 | Family Service Press Release

Over the past fourteen years, Family Service Association of Bucks County’s Drive for Youth Golf Outing has raised over $545,000 for programs and services that directly benefit children and families in our community.

Last year, Family Service provided direct services to approximately 3,000 children and teens in need. You can help Family Service continue to meet the needs of children and teens in our community by supporting the 15th annual Drive for Youth Golf Outing on June 9, 2014 at Jericho National Golf Club in New Hope, PA.

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Social Work and Weights and Measures Highlighted

March 27, 2014 | Bucks County Herald

During its final business session at the Courthouse before heading out on the road for spring and summer meetings, the Bucks County Commissioners approved 24 contract resolutions on the morning of Wednesday, March 19.

The three-member board of Robert Loughery, chairman, Charles Martin and Diane Ellis- Marseglia also issued a pair of proclamations in recognition of Social Work Month and Weights and Measures (March 24-28).

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Makefield Women’s Association to Host Annual Beneficiaries Meeting

March 18, 2014 | Hunterdon County Democrat

Makefield Women’s Association will be holding their annual beneficiaries meeting on Wednesday, April 2 at 7 p.m. at Sunrise of Lower Makefield, Upper Level Meeting Room, 631 Stony Hill Road, Yardley, Pa.

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Help Needed: CONTACT Helpline, Volunteer Drivers & Reassurance

March 17, 2014 | Bucks County Courier Times

Provide anonymous, confidential telephone assistance and respond to calls on local helpline and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The next training begins March 26 through April 30 at Ludington Library, Bryn Mawr. Following training, volunteers must be able to commit to one 4-hour shift each week.

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Helpline Seeks Volunteers

March 08, 2014 | The Levittown Leader

Family Service Association of Bucks County is accepting volunteer applications for its 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.

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