Foundations receives award from FSA of Bucks County

Foundations Community Partnership (FCP), a non-profit foundation supporting the behavioral health and human service needs of young people and their families in Bucks County, was the recipient of the “Family Builder of the Year” award, presented by the Family Service Association (FSA) of Bucks County. Ron Bernstein, FCP executive director, accepted the award last month, which honored FCP for their efforts to support Bucks County non-profits serving the behavioral health and human service needs of children, young adults, and families.

“It is an honor to be recognized for our efforts to serve the community,” said Ron. “I applaud Family Service Association for their work over the past 60 years in meeting community needs and touching the lives of local families.”

Audrey J. Tucker, MSW, LSW, Chief Executive Officer, FSA of Bucks County explained the ways FCP has supported her organization’s efforts to meet the needs of local families. Notably, FCP has offered grant funding to support FSA’s AACES program for autistic young adults and Service Learning Center and has provided FSA with a student intern from their Summer Youth Corps.

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Ben Ciliberto joins Family Service Board of Directors

Ben Ciliberto, of Doylestown, was recently elected to the Board of Directors of Family Service Association of Bucks County.

Ben is a retired homebuilder. He previously served on the Board of Directors of Livengrin Foundation.

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Autism Awareness, Community-Education and Support program helps young adults with high functioning Autism

The Autism Awareness, Community Education, and Support (AACES) program of Family Service Association is celebrating three years serving transition aged youth and young adults with Asperger’s Syndrome and High Functioning Autism as part of Autism Awareness Month.

AACES designed to increase independence and decrease isolation among young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Each component of AACES supports the transition of transition aged youth and young adults with ASD, specifically Asperger’s Syndrome, PDD-NOS or High Functioning Autism, into adulthood.

AACES has expanded greatly in three years and while it continues to offer its initial program Coffeehouse Socialization it has added Tracks to Employment, groups, and community classes on a variety of topics for participants.

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FCP Board approves grant supporting Service Learning Center in Levittown

Foundations Community Partnership’s Board of Directors has approved a $25,000 grant to support Family Service Association (FSA) of Bucks County’s Service Learning Center, which addresses the employment-related challenges common among individuals with Asperger’s, PDD/NOS, and High Functioning Autism.

Located in Levittown, the Service Learning Center at Déjà vu Thrift provides real work experiences that prepare program participants for competitive employment.

The program offers social skills, job readiness/workplace and literacy training, as well as assistance with resume preparation, interviewing, job searches and other job related activities.

“We are pleased to support Family Service Association’s mission to give young adults with Asperger’s Syndrome the chance to receive on-the-job-training in a real-world environment to help put them on a path of self-sufficiency,” says Ron Bernstein, executive director, Foundations Community Partnership.

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An Evening in the Emerald Isle

Join the fun of “An Evening in the Emerald Isle,” benefiting Family Service Association of Bucks County, to be held Saturday, March 16th at the Doylestown Country Club.

The evening begins at 6:00pm and guests will enjoy an evening with authentic Irish flare including games, cocktails, Irish entertainment and a fabulous silent auction! The evening will cap off with dinner and dancing along with a live auction, a “Call to Action” special appeal to meet Family Service’s greatest needs.

Proceeds from “An Evening in the Emerald Isle” will benefit over 7,400 children, adolescents, adults, and seniors helped by Family Service programs each year.

Family Service reports that over 90 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to client services. By attending, guests invest in futures filled with hope, and help deserving community members in need move towards healthier, more independent lives.

Sponsorship packages are available. 

Tickets are $125 per person. Call Family Service Association at 215-757-6916, ext. 208, for more information or to purchase tickets.

Online registration is also available on FSA’s website at www.fsabc.org.

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