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Winter 2014


Buck Up Bucks is back, Annual Meeting recap, a message from our CEO, shelter initiatives, suicide on the rise in PA, we can help young adults with ASD find jobs, new board members and mark your calendar.

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Buck Up Bucks is Back

We need your help again! If everyone in Bucks County donated just a dollar, it would be enough to renovate the existing bathrooms at the Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter and purchase a bus for Advocates for Homeless & Those in Need. Buck Up Bucks County, the campaign that raised over $280,000 to renovate the…

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Annual Meeting Recap

Our Annual Meeting took place on November 13th at Spring Mill Manor in Ivyland, PA. We were thrilled to recognize two extraordinary community partners as well as 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 us make a…

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A Message from our CEO

There is compelling evidence that physical and behavioral health problems have a strong affect on one another. A Reciprocal Relationship Mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety can affect a person’s ability to self-manage physical health issues. In turn, chronic physical health conditions such as diabetes or heart disease can be deterrents to managing mental…

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Shelter Initiatives

Gerri Romano, certified registered nurse, is now on staff at the Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter. She serves as a health educator for residents. The Girl Scouts of Eastern PA recently started a Girl Scout troop at the shelter for girls ages 6-18. They have generously agreed to waive all fees associated with the program….

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Suicide on the Rise in PA

Suicide is a public health problem that has lasting harmful impacts on individuals, families and communities. Face the Facts “Nationally, suicide is the third leading cause of death for youth ages 11-24; but in Bucks County, suicide is the second leading cause of  death for this age group,” reports the Bucks County Youth Suicide Prevention…

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We Can Help Young Adults with ASD Find Jobs

According to Marcia Scheiner, founder of Asperger Syndrome Training & Employment Partnership, 75-85% of adults with Asperger Syndrome do not hold a full-time job. Tracks to Employment, part of our Autism Awareness, Community Education and Support (AACES) program, prepares young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for competitive employment through vocational assessments, career development seminars,…

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New Board Members

We are pleased to announce the addition of two members to the Board of Directors: Brad Phillips of Doylestown and Alice Cahill Gens of Yardley. Please join us in welcoming them to the Board. Brad Phillips, a retired retail executive, attended Waynesburg University and worked for Pier 1 Imports, Inc. from 1976 to 1997 where…

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Mark Your Calendar

Show your support of the Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter on March 21, 2015 at The Fuge in Warminster, PA. Please join us for a benefit to raise funds for the Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter, a program of Family Service. The shelter is a temporary residence for families and individuals who have lost safe…

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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