September 2020 feels different than past years but regardless kids are back “in school” and the summer has ended. There is a great energy amidst our organization from new board and team members and the start of new programs.
Family Service is working to broaden our bilingual counseling services to better serve the spanish speaking population. Bert Anderson, our Fiscal Director is working hard to complete the audit process and make sure Family Service is in a great spot moving forward. Strengthening Families 10-14 and Familias Unidas are up and running. Our West Chester office is getting new carpets and this was a great opportunity to clean and organize our space.
We are sad to announce Linda Conzentino, Project ONE Director will be leaving Family Service. Linda is an incredibly talented, emphatic, caring person who helped revitalize ProjectONE and was an excellent leader! We wish Linda nothing but the best moving forward!
Thank you for your continued support of Family Service. We take pride in being able to serve over 1,200 people each year with mental health counseling, housing, family intervention, and so much more.
Mark Butler, MS
Program Spotlight: Project ONE | an intensive case management program for people with HIV/AIDS, has made creative efforts to ensure effective delivery of services. In 2020, over 107 clients have been reached.
Project ONE organized a mass delivery of PPE packages, delivered to all clients participating in the program. The packages included face masks, gloves, and hand sanitizers; items that are imperative, but not always accessible. These efforts provided an opportunity for clients to feel safe while they went out into the community. The case managers have continued to do at least bi-weekly check ins via phone with clients to ensure they have medications and are linked to medical care and other critical services. Case managers are sending out food vouchers to clients to ensure they have adequate food supplies.
Also, clients who have subsidized housing through our Housing Opportunities for people with AIDS (HOPWA) program continue to have secure housing even in these uncertain times.