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Winter 2013

Annual meeting highlights, a message from our CEO, David Ford named one of Bucks’ Forty Under 40, child abuse prevention, we can help prevent suicide, new board members and new website coming soon.


New Website Coming Soon

Our brand new, mobile-friendly website will launch early in the new year at Our new website, created in partnership with a local design firm, will feature large photos, statistics regarding issues in our community, a user-friendly design and downloadable resources at your fingertips. The updated site also features a responsive design so that it can be easily viewed…

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New Board Members

We are pleased to announce the addition of three members to the Board of Directors: Ben Ciliberto, William P. Larkin, Jr., CPA, and Deborah Van Aken, Ph.D. Please join us in welcoming them to the Board. Ben Ciliberto of Doylestown is a retired home builder and former President of C&M Home Builders, Inc. William P. Larkin, Jr., CPA…

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We Can Help Prevent Suicide

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the second leading cause of death for 25-34 year olds. At our Annual Meeting, Dr. Gerald Reed, recognized leader in the national suicide prevention movement, spoke about his efforts to raise awareness about the issue of suicide and to effect public policy changes in mental health legislation. In…

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Child Abuse Prevention

In January, we will launch a Nurturing Parenting Program designed to build nurturing skills as alternatives to negative parenting attitudes and practices. Nurturing Parenting Program (NPP) provides families with opportunities to attend classes in the home or in a group setting with other families. Parents and children meet separately and jointly during a ninety-minute lesson once a week for…

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David Ford Named One of Bucks’ Forty Under 40

David Ford, our Director of Development, was named one of Bucks County’s “Forty Under 40” by The Intelligencer and Bucks County Courier Times. The program recognizes forty men and women under age forty who have made a name for themselves at a young age in business, education, community service and other areas. “David has an uncommon ability to…

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A Message from Our CEO

While we have grown substantially over the years, our mission today remains the same as it was when we first opened our doors back in 1953. The Beginning Sixty years ago, in February 1953, a small group of Bucks County residents met to discuss ways to meet the urgent, constantly growing need for a family…

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Annual Meeting Highlights

Our Annual Meeting took place on November 14th at Spring Mill Manor in Ivyland, PA. We were thrilled to recognize Buck Up Bucks County leadership, an extraordinary community partner and a family that has made great strides over the past year. Each year at our Annual Meeting, we recognize individuals and organizations who have helped…

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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