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Fighting the epidemic

September 12, 2017 | Samantha Bambino | Langhorne Times

The number of deaths caused by opioid-related overdoses rose nearly 50 percent from 2015 to 2016. With these rates continuing to climb, the opioid crisis in not only Bucks County, but Pennsylvania as a whole, is becoming an epidemic. So what can be done?

At Family Service Association, a Langhorne-based nonprofit organization, it’s all about staying ahead of the curve and making sure people don’t fall through the cracks. Last fall, Family Service became one of 50 agencies across the state to open a Center of Excellence, the brainchild of Gov. Tom Wolf to help ensure people with opioid-related substance use disorders stay in treatment and receive the necessary support. Recently, Customers Bank donated $40,000 to help Family Service expand its center’s space to accommodate all who need its help.

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Joseph C. Bondi elected President of Family Service Board of Directors

September 12, 2017 | New Hope News

Joseph C. Bondi was recently elected President of the Family Service Association of Bucks County Board of Directors for the 2017-2018 term.

Mr. Bondi, Vice President of Finance at Johnson & Johnson and active community leader, has served as a member of Family Service’s board for five years. Prior to joining Family Service, he served as Treasurer of the American Red Cross of Bucks County and as a member of St. Mary Medical Center Foundation’s Board of Directors.

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Co-parenting program started for divorced parents

September 07, 2017 | Bucks County Herald

Family Service Association of Bucks County recently launched Parenting Together, a co-parenting program for parents or caregivers experiencing problems with communication.

The co-parenting classes are designed to help parents work together effectively to promote the best interests of their children following separation, divorce or other conflicts.

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Volunteers needed to answer helpline calls

August 31, 2017 | Bucks County Herald

Every 13 minutes, someone in the country dies by suicide, and for every person who dies, there are 24 more who attempt suicide.

Over the past three years, 249 Bucks County residents have died by suicide according to reports from the Bucks County Coroner’s Office.

Fortunately, suicide is preventable. Each and every day, Family Service receives calls from people in distress via its Contact Helpline (215-355-6000) and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-TALK). Trained staff and volunteers answer these calls for help and ultimately save lives.

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Customers Bank donates $40K to Family Service Association’s Center of Excellence in Bucks County

August 30, 2017 | Bucks Local News

Customers Bank, a community-based bank with locations throughout the region, is donating $40,000 to Family Service Association of Bucks County, a non-profit organization that serves more than 27,000 people in need each year in Bucks County.

Family Service offers a variety of programs and services including emergency housing, suicide prevention, parent education, recovery support, counseling, job coaching and more. The funds from Customers Bank will go directly to Family Service’s Center of Excellence.

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Customers Bank Donates $40K to Family Service’s Center of Excellence

August 28, 2017 | Family Service Press Release

Customers Bank, a community-based bank with locations throughout the region, donated $40,000 to Family Service Association of Bucks County, a non-profit organization that serves more than 27,000 people in need each year in Bucks County.

Family Service offers a variety of programs and services including emergency housing, suicide prevention, parent education, recovery support, counseling, job coaching and more. The funds from Customers Bank will go directly to Family Service’s Center of Excellence.

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Suicide a Public Health Issue – You Can Help

August 21, 2017 | Family Service Press Release

Suicide is a significant public health issue. Every 13 minutes, someone in this country dies by suicide. And for every person who dies, there are 24 more who attempt suicide.

Over the past three years, 249 Bucks County residents have died by suicide according to reports from the Bucks County Coroner’s Office. Each completed suicide has devastating effects and intimately affects at least 18 other people. This means that in the past three years, a minimum of 4,482 Bucks County citizens became loss survivors, meaning they suffered the loss of a loved one as a result of suicide.

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Family Service Launches Co-Parenting Program for Divorced or Separated Parents

August 11, 2017 | Family Service Press Release

Family Service Association of Bucks County recently launched Parenting Together, a co-parenting program for parents or caregivers experiencing problems with communication. These co-parenting classes are designed to help parents work together effectively to promote the best interests of their children following separation, divorce or other conflicts.

Judge Jeffrey G. Trauger of the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas identified the need to have co-parenting education available to Bucks County parents. In the courtroom, he regularly sees families dealing with high conflict situations, and the children are suffering. “Our community is in need of a tool that can help parents learn to communicate respectfully with one another for the benefit of their children,” said Judge Trauger.

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Joseph C. Bondi Elected President of Family Service Board of Directors

August 09, 2017 | Family Service Press Release

Joseph C. Bondi of New Hope was recently elected as President of the Family Service Association of Bucks County Board of Directors for the 2017-2018 term.

Mr. Bondi, Vice President of Finance at Johnson & Johnson and active community leader, has served as a member of Family Service’s board for five years. Prior to joining Family Service, he served as Treasurer of the American Red Cross of Bucks County and as a member of St. Mary Medical Center Foundation’s Board of Directors. Joe is also actively involved with Toys for Tots in Bucks County.

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Family Service Seeks Sponsors for Children this Back to School Season

July 20, 2017 | 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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