Family Service brings programs to the Chester County community that serve families, individuals, people living with HIV/AIDS, young adults, retired and senior adults, and many others in need of personal support during difficult times in life.
On July 1, 2013, Family Service of Chester County became home to ConnectPoints– an assessment program that provides resources to those facing homelessness and housing insecurity. ConnectPoints helps clients avoid becoming homeless whenever possible and in instances where clients are already homeless seeks to connect individuals to resources that will help them find safe and stable housing. ConnectPoints is funded by the Chester County Department of Community Development as part of the Decade to Doorways initiative. Visit Program Page
In the early 1990s, Family Service began a partnership with the West Chester Exchange Club to establish a child abuse prevention program based on the National Exchange Club Foundation’s model of in-home, parent mentoring. Known as our Exchange Club Family Center, we help 25 to 30 families across Chester County each year to strengthen their homes, protect their children, meet their basic needs, and improve their relationships. Visit Program Page
Project ONE is the only comprehensive case management program of its kind for people living with HIV/AIDS in Chester County. Began by Family Service in the 1980s with one man who came to Family Service for help, Project ONE now combines medical case management, counseling care, support groups, and resource coordination for housing, food, transportation, and emergency financial assistance to as many as 170 HIV-positive people in our community a year. Visit Program Page
VCC is the only program of its kind, engaging caring and committed community volunteers in ways that provide critical assistance to nonprofits when and how they need it most. We connect adults to organizations and opportunities where they can apply life experiences and skills to meet community needs. Visit Program Page
YACC is a restorative justice program that guides young adults (ages 18 to 24) to accept accountability and repair harm for underage drinking, noise violations, vandalism and other alcohol-related disturbances in West Chester. Originally founded by the Honorable Judge Gwenn S. Knapp, YACC has evolved into an innovative partnership between West Chester University (school) and Family Service (community). Visit Program Page