Giving Tuesday 2018
Family Service Association is again participating in Giving Tuesday on November 27, 2018. The Grand Victoria Foundation has agreed to graciously match dollar for dollar any donations up to $4,000 that are given via the #ILGIVE portal or through our website. These dollars will go to support mental health services for youth and their families.
Please help support someone like Emily*.
Emily is a 14 year old girl who lives with her mom. Emily was referred to us by her school after she made a statement about wanting to hurt herself. When Emily first came to services, it was clear that she was struggling. Her grades were low, there were frequent fights at home, and she was never going out with peers.
She was able to be connected to one our School Wraparound Therapists where she and her mom were able to identify needs and strengths of their family. A team of supporters and professionals came together to help Emily and her mom reach their goals of living together more peacefully and seeing that Emily finishes school successfully. Emily says, ““I can actually talk to my therapist and everyone else on my Wrap team. They listen, understand, and they talk to me.”
Today Emily is back on track in school to graduate on time. She and her mother report feeling closer than ever before. She is still working on building a strong peer network, but we have faith she can do it since she has worked so hard on her other goals. We will be at her side to see this success as well!
Please consider adding FSA to your Giving Tuesday plans.
*Names and details have been changed for the privacy of the youth served.