Huntsville nonprofit places service in family service center

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Huntsville, ALABAMA – Throughout the pandemic, the Family Services Center (FSC) has continued its services to the community.

The non-profit organization offers a range of poverty-relieving and family-strengthening programs in the greater Huntsville area, including mental health counseling, affordable housing, homelessness prevention, behavior modification education, conflict resolution, financial literacy training, addiction education and parenting support. .

Staff members take a holistic, family-centered approach to empowerment and self-sufficiency with the goal of reducing multigenerational poverty while creating healthier families and stronger communities.

FCS staff includes licensed professional counsellors, licensed social workers and licensed housing counsellors.

As the counseling service strives to help more people, FCS hopes to start accepting insurance later this year. Until then, the decreasing rate remains available to customers.

Also in preparation, a benefit concert at the Camp on June 22, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Free entry. However, with a $20 donation, you will receive a t-shirt as a thank you. There will also be a silent auction, featuring autographed Alabama and Auburn footballs, a signed Tennessee Titans photo, a signed Tennessee Predators puck, and a signed Atlanta Braves baseball. .

Here is more information about the program, as provided by the Center for Family Services:

Parental support –
Raising children in today’s environment can be the most challenging yet rewarding experience of one’s life. Being an involved parent is important for raising a healthy child and creating a lasting positive relationship. Our parenting program uses an evidence-based curriculum designed to help parents better understand child development, improve communication skills, help parents develop parenting skills, and parent with affection and reinforcement. positive instead of fear, anger or intimidation.

Anger management –
Do you feel angry and don’t understand why? Do you carry resentment from a past relationship? Anger can impact all aspects of our lives, with our family, friends, co-workers, and even those we meet during the day. Learning to identify triggers that go unchecked can cause you to be angry, understanding your response to those triggers, and learning new ways to express yourself are all important tools for reducing and eliminating our negative response to anger. Learn to live a happier, more contented, and more satisfying life by managing your anger, and you’ll find that those around you are happier, too.

Men and women, volunteers or mandated, our program can help you improve your life. We work in partnership with the justice system, the Department of Human Resources (DHR), attorneys and employee assistance programs.

Drug Awareness and Diversion Program –
Has your use of alcohol and/or drugs impacted your life due to loss of family, friends, job and health? Have you been in legal trouble due to past decisions? About 10% of Americans currently struggle with drug addiction. Even “occasional” use can quickly escalate into addiction, and it can be very difficult to break free once this cycle begins. Participants in our program may voluntarily seek assistance with our services, while others are often involved in diversion programs that required attendance at group sessions in order to meet court requirements for their specific violation/offence. Upon successful completion of the program, defendants may be eligible to have their case dismissed by the district attorney’s office.

Housing and Financial Empowerment –
Our LIFT housing program provides low-cost, income-based, short-term, case-managed, dispersed-site (apartment-style) emergency housing to literally homeless families unable to reside in a traditional shelter. Additionally, we provide support services to help prepare families to move into permanent affordable housing with the goal of securing permanent housing by the end of the program. The program provides low-cost housing for verifiable homeless families with dependent children within the household, or those at imminent risk of becoming homeless (as defined by federal guidelines).

Educate individuals and families on a wide variety of financial barriers presented in life. Understand how to create and manage a family budget, improve your credit score, the pros and cons of getting a high cost loan, payday loan or pawnbroker, how to avoid bankruptcy, eviction and/or the input. Our professional advisors can work with you one-on-one to help you establish and achieve your financial stability goals.

Homicide Survivors Program –
The Homicide Survivors Program (HSP) supports families and friends who have lost loved ones to a drive-by murder or homicide. HSP’s mission is to identify survivors in need of practical intervention and support following the murder of a loved one and to provide emotional and bereavement support. We also provide victim advocacy and help survivors navigate the criminal justice system.

Grieving doesn’t just go away with time, you have to deal with it. One way to do this is to connect with a person or group with whom you can talk freely and share your experience. We provide support groups that will connect you with those who understand what you are going through at all stages of the grieving process. Additionally, our trained staff are available to provide individual and family bereavement counselling, listen to and assist you with specific questions you may have, and provide helpful resources and help with victim compensation. if available.

To learn more about any of the FCS programs, call 256-551-1610 or visit it online.

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