Suicide Prevention Steering Committee seeking members

Family Service Association of Bucks County is seeking additional members for its Suicide Prevention Steering Committee that shapes, informs and enhances community-wide suicide prevention efforts. The Steering Committee, formed in September 2013, focuses on advocacy around suicide prevention and awareness of suicide in our community.

Meetings are held monthly at Family Service’s Langhorne office located at 4 Cornerstone Drive. Bucks County Commissioner Diane M. Ellis-Marseglia is the Chair of the Steering Committee.

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Brad Phillips elected to Family Service Board of Directors

Brad Phillips, of Doylestown, was recently elected to the Board of Directors of Family Service Association of Bucks County. Phillips, a retired retail executive, attended Waynesburg University and worked for Pier 1 Imports, Inc. from 1976 to 1997 where he served as Vice President, Eastern Operations for more than a decade. He then became President and CEO of Superpetz LLC from 1997 to 2011.

“Each board member brings a unique talent to our organization, and Brad is no different,” says Michael J. Mattie, President of Family Service’s Board of Directors. “Spending most of his life in senior management for nationally recognized firms, Brad draws upon this experience to guide our audit and development efforts, among other areas.”

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Volunteers Needed for CONTACT Helpline

Family Service Association of Bucks County is now accepting volunteer applications for their CONTACT Helpline, a free, confidential telephone helpline service for individuals with a wide range of needs and concerns. The CONTACT Helpline serves residents in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. Following training, volunteers are responsible for providing telephone assistance and responding to calls on both the local helpline and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

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