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Family Service’s Helpline Volunteer Saves a Life

August 21, 2015 | Family Service Press Release

Each and every day, Family Service Association of Bucks County receives calls from people in distress via their CONTACT Helpline and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

A few weeks ago, a man was walking along the road feeling suicidal, and he was planning to jump in front of a car. As a final thought, he called the Lifeline and a volunteer listener answered the phone. The volunteer kept the man on the line and simultaneously contacted emergency responders who were able to find the suicidal man based on the location and description provided by the volunteer.

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Summer interns serve Bucks nonprofits

August 20, 2015 | Bucks County Herald

Fifteen local college students from Bucks County who participated in Foundations Community Partnership’s Summer Youth Corps were treated to a picnic at the conclusion of their internships at local nonprofit human service agencies in Bucks County.

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Sheltered by generosity

August 19, 2015 | Phil Gianficaro | Bucks County Courier Times

As project superintendent of the renovation and reconstruction project of the decrepit bathrooms at the Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter in Bristol Township over the past four months, Mike DiMaio felt the eyes watching.

DiMaio, proprietor of Milex Construction, in Morrisville, noticed many of the 75 shelter residents — men, women, children — observing the teams of workers rebuilding the crumbling bathrooms as the residents themselves attempted to do the same with their own lives in disrepair.

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Family Service’s School-Based Counseling program receives gift from memorial fund

August 13, 2015 | Times Publishing Newspapers, Inc

The Young family, of Yardley, 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 their 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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Schrier crowned Mrs. Pennsylvania

August 06, 2015 | Bucks County Herald

Upper Makefield resident Cheryl Schrier was recently crowned Mrs. Pennsylvania International 2015 in Altoona, Pa., and will represent the Keystone State at the Mrs. International Pageant held in Jacksonville, Fla., in July.

Titleholders spend their year of service promoting a platform. A part of her personal and professional life, Cheryl will continue to promote her platform of combating homelessness.

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Kiwanis Club celebrates milestone anniversary

August 06, 2015 | Bucks County Herald

Kiwanis Club of Washington Crossing-Yardley held a “Picnic in the Park” in honor of Kiwanis International’s 100th anniversary on June 18. Kiwanis International supports children’s causes around the worship, including its Eliminate Project, which has raised millions to eradicate bro-natal tetanus.

Kiwanis Club of Washington Crossing Yardley supports children and families in Bucks County. Efforts include conducting two large fundraisers each year – a golf outing, held this year at Yardley Country Club on Sept. 21, and a large raffle during the winter months.

The club supports several area groups with donations including Family Services of Bucks County, Family Promise of Lower Bucks, Upper Makefield Fire Company, Wounded Warriors, Bucks County Homeless Shelter, Friends of Washington Crossing Park, and the American Red Cross.

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Back-to-school items sought for children in need

August 06, 2015 | Bucks County Herald

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

Family Service will provide sponsors 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.

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Family Service seeks sponsors for children this back-to-school season

August 05, 2015 | Times Publishing Newspapers, Inc

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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Family Service Association of Bucks County Awarded $150,000 Pew Grant for Older Adult Program

August 04, 2015 | Bucks Local News

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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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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