For over 70 years, Family Service Association of Bucks County (FSABC) has been taking care of the Bucks County community, offering vital social services that change the lives of those who benefit from them.
In 2023, the non-profit continued to see many people struggling with mental health issues and substance misuse. This year, many new families and individuals have become faced with poverty, hunger and homelessness. Sadly, many of those who are directly affected by these crises are our children and youth, and the supporting statistics are unprecedented, not only in Bucks County, but across the nation. Understanding and recognizing where they are most needed is how they define their efforts and execute on needed services.
One of the services that FSABC offers is called Nurturing Parenting, which provides in-home parent education and case management services designed to build nurturing skills as alternatives to negative parenting attitudes and practices. This year, the program was updated to include both English and Spanish facilitation, thanks to a Pennsylvania Children’s Trust Fund grant.
“I am so proud of the work that we’ve been able to do this past year in the Bucks County community,” said Chief Executive Officer of Family Service Association of Bucks County Julie Dees. “It’s the stories of how our work is directly changing the lives of our clients that keeps us motivated and steadfast in our mission to listen, care and help. Every day.”
Highlights “By the Numbers” from this past year:
$4,857,845 Grant funding received and used to benefit the Bucks County community
21,315 Combined calls answered (988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline and CONTACT Helpline)
3,281 Individuals and 1,037 families assisted by the Food Pantry
1,577 Individuals served by Outpatient Behavioral Health Services
357 People and 171 households served by our shelter
171 Individuals supported by Housing First/Blended Case Management
171 Individuals served by Community Addiction Recovery & Engagement
145 Individuals supported in our HIV/AIDS program
95 Individuals and 76 families served through our Nurturing Parents Program
89 Individuals served in our Street Medicine program
24 People supported by our Teen Center
Community members may donate during the non-profit’s annual appeal here