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Status of Our Services – Updated July 1, 2020

Programs & Services

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Problem Gambling

For most people, gambling is a fun activity that can be enjoyed without harmful effects. But for some, it’s not just a game. It’s a serious problem that continues, even after the fun is gone. What is Problem Gambling? Just as some people can become addicted to alcohol or drugs, it is possible for a…

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Blended Case Management

Our Blended Case Management program assists people with achieving their recovery goals. We provide services to eligible adults struggling with mental illness. Case managers link individuals to needed medical, social, educational, peer and self-help resources, coordinate care among multiple service providers, and support them as they proceed toward recovery and optimal self-sufficiency. Services At the…

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Bucks Villa

Bucks Villa is an independent living facility for people who are HIV positive or living with AIDS. The residence is managed by Family Service Association of Bucks County. Residents are single men and women eighteen years of age and older, all of whom are living with a disability documented by the Social Security Administration. All…

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Certified Peer Specialists

Research has shown that peers have more success than non-peers in getting another person to create healthier lifestyles. Here at Family Service, our Certified Peer Specialists serve as a role models, engage peers and provide support on a variety of health topics. What is a Certified Peer Specialist? A Certified Peer Specialist is a staff…

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Coffee House

We offer a Coffee House socialization program specifically for young adults with disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Social Anxiety and other mental health disorders. The goal of Coffee House is to help you gain social comfort and make connections with other young people. Programming includes: Organized activities Discussion groups Guest speakers Casual conversation…

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DUI Program

Our Driving Under the Influence (DUI) program is designed to provide the necessary services required after receiving a DUI offense. This can be a difficult time for you and your family members, employers and friends. We will support you by providing education and information to help you navigate this process. Program Components Evaluation The Court…

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Families in Recovery

Families in Recovery offers support and education to families, parents and children who have been touched by addiction. Through group sessions, the program aims to help parents with substance use disorders learn healthy coping and parenting skills while balancing the needs of their recovery. This program is free of charge. Participants must be parents who…

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Food Pantry

Our Food Pantry is a joint venture between Family Service and the Bucks County Opportunity Council’s Food and Nutrition network. The food is supplied through funding from the Bucks County Opportunity Council and donations from individuals, corporations and community organizations. Location & Hours The Food Pantry is located in our main office at 4 Cornerstone…

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Guardianship for Adults

Sometimes formerly capable adults are no longer able to receive and evaluate information effectively, and their ability to communicate decisions is impaired. As a result, they are unable make informed decisions about their health or finances and can no longer manage their basic needs, leaving them at risk. Such adults are considered to be incapacitated….

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HIV/AIDS Program

The HIV/AIDS Program offers a variety of services. We serve men, women, seniors, young adults and people of all cultural backgrounds regardless of income. We believe that: Everyone should know their status. If HIV positive, the sooner you are connected to medical care, the better your chances of living a longer and healthier life. We…

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Homeless Services

Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter The Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter is a temporary residence for individuals and families who have lost safe and stable housing. The shelter operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It serves as a temporary home to approximately 75 people at any given time. Typically, about one third of the residents…

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Information and Referral at Bucks County Housing Authority Senior Housing

We provide information and referral services for low-to-moderate income older and disabled residents of the Bucks County Housing Authority (BCHA) managed housing sites. Our program is a partnership between BCHA and Family Service to meet the growing needs of older and disabled adults at high risk of losing their independence. If you need subsidized housing, you can apply…

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Intensive Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Program

Welcome to a new type of Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). We provide individualized, strengths-based trauma informed treatment to meet the varied needs of people striving towards recovery. We integrate traditional IOP components with co-occurring and trauma therapy while also considering basic needs to improve quality of life. Program Components Clients are required to attend a…

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LINKS Family Reunification

Our LINKS Family Reunification program assists and supports birth parents in addressing goals outlined by Bucks County Children & Youth Social Services Agency in working toward reunification with their children. As our staff work to reunite families, we also connect parents with other community resources that will support them in preventing re-placement of their children…

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Nurse Navigator Program

Individuals who are diagnosed with severe mental illness have higher mortality rates associated with physical illness such as heart disease and diabetes. Family Service’s Nurse Navigator Program simultaneously addresses physical and mental health problems to improve health and long term outcomes for these individuals What We Do Our Nurse Navigators work one-on-one to help you:…

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Nurturing Parenting

Nurturing Parenting provides in-home parent education and case management services designed to build nurturing skills as alternatives to negative parenting attitudes and practices. Trained Facilitators use evidence-based assessment tools and curriculum materials to identify “high risk” parenting practices and beliefs that could potentially put a child at risk. Facilitators customize the curriculum to build on…

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Opioid Use Disorder Center of Excellence

Our Opioid Use Disorder Center of Excellence was developed in response to the growing opioid epidemic. We believe in recovery and will help you get your life back on track. Our Care Coordinators are community based and can meet you at your location of choice. Our team will work with you to access the behavioral…

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Outpatient Counseling

We provide individual, couples and family counseling for people of all ages. Since we believe you should have a say in the decisions made about your care, we will work together to build on your strengths, helping you feel confident in your ability to manage your life. Different problems require different solutions. Therapy is about growth, reaching one’s potential,…

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Parent Support Group

Our Parent Support Group meets weekly to help you make positive changes in your parenting. The support group is a place to come together with other parents to share feelings about and get advice on being a good parent. You’ll exchange creative parenting practices based on your own personal experiences and develop a lasting network…

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Parenting Together

Co-parenting classes are for parents experiencing problems with communication. They are designed to help parents work together effectively to promote the best interests of their child(ren) following separation, divorce or other conflicts. Classes are not specifically intended for couples. Parents, partners, grandparents, foster parents, and any other individuals who co-parent with another to provide direct…

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We Can Help You Our lives and those of our children have changed due to COVID-19 and societal issues. We are experiencing social isolation, financial stress, fears and worries related to the losses we’ve had. As we adjust to the new normal, Family Service is here to help you. Family Service is offering telepsychiatry to…

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Parents As Teachers

Parents as Teachers, an Early Childhood Service, assists families who are pregnant or who have children ages six and under. We promote positive parenting, enhance child health and development, prevent child abuse and prepare children for kindergarten. All of our services are free of charge. Services are for parents, foster/kinship parents, grandparents, and anyone else caring for children…

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School-Based Counseling

Some children experience significant emotional or behavioral difficulties in the school. School-based services enable our clinicians, your child’s teachers, and other support staff to communicate directly and effectively coordinate care. We work closely with your child’s school to maximize the benefits from counseling. Many families have difficulties attending a traditional outpatient clinic. This service enables children to receive counseling directly…

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Suicide Prevention

CONTACT Helpline (215-355-6000) The CONTACT Helpline provides free, anonymous and confidential telephone services to individuals who are contemplating suicide, struggling with life’s challenges or in need of someone to listen. CONTACT Helpline staff and volunteers are specially trained in active listening skills and strategies for supporting people under emotional stress. Service Areas Helpline services are available to residents…

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Teen Center

The Teen Center is open virtually, via the free Blue Jeans app, on Fridays from 4:00 – 5:30 PM. To join the group, call or text Gerri Parrish at 267.806.0974. For updates, follow us on Instagram @teencenter96 and on Facebook at    Being a teenager comes with lots of challenges. We can help. The…

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Tobacco Awareness Program

All too often, people with mental illnesses develop other health conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes, because their general health is affected by their illness and medications. Our nurses work with clients to determine ways to improve diet, reduce smoking, and include exercise in their lives in order to improve their physical well-being. Smoking rates of those with…

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Want to speak with us?

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Need to talk?: 215-355-6000

Housing Link: 1-800-810-4434