Can't Fake Trust | November 2023 Update

Trust is the cornerstone of every meaningful relationship, be it personal or professional. To cultivate trust, one must prioritize authenticity and transparency. Always communicate openly, sharing both triumphs and challenges. Encourage dialogue that fosters mutual understanding and empathy. Active listening is key; show genuine interest in others' perspectives, concerns, and aspirations.

Family Service does not expect perfection but rather a sincere commitment to fostering trust among clients, the community, and each other. Our staff is eager to build upon the legacy the agency has created.

Ultimately, trust is nurtured through patience and time. Be patient, understanding that trust cannot be rushed or demanded. Invest in building rapport and cultivating genuine connections. Celebrate shared values and foster a culture of mutual respect. By embodying these principles, Family Service is continuing to lay the groundwork for enduring, meaningful trust with our clients and community.

Stay safe,

Mark Butler, MS

Executive Director

If you want to be part of helping to make this holiday season bright for families in need, here is how you can help.

Individuals, businesses, and families interested in sponsoring local children for holiday gifts - Last year over 100 families were sponsored. Please email Amy Defonzo to get involved -

Also, we need 40 new winter coats! Donate a coat to help keep kids warm this winter!

Click the link in to see what sizes are needed -

You can also make a donation today to help provide financially for new winter jackets!

You can drop the coats at our West Chester location - 310 N Matlack St.

Join us for of cards and compassion at our Charity Poker Event on February 4, 2024! All bets are off when it comes to supporting a great cause. Let's play our cards right to make a difference together!

Our Charity Poker Event is not just about playing cards; it's about playing a crucial role in supporting mental health services.

Your participation in this event will directly contribute to our charitable initiatives, helping us make a meaningful impact on the lives of those who need it most. Together, we can create positive change and build a stronger, more compassionate community.

More information to come.

Let's come together, have a fantastic time, and make a significant difference in the lives of those who need it most. Your presence and support are greatly appreciated.

Family Service Launches New Strengthening Steps Program for Downingtown Families

Family Service of Chester County is launching a fun, free universal prevention program, Strengthening Steps, specifically designed for children between the ages of 7 and 9 and their caregivers.

This free skills-building program is delivered in seven highly engaging weekly sessions as independent, concurrent learning sessions for caregivers and children, followed by joint family sessions.