Why “I don’t have time” is a Detrimental Lie

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file0002138008433 We are overworked, underpayed, sleep deprived, and short on time – or so we claim. Social outings and personal time often become burdens slammed to the backburner, carrying the popular lament, “I just don’t have time!” If you have found yourself saying this phrase, you’ve been lying!

Research suggests that we don’t have a realistic perspective when it comes to our ...

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Hands of Hope Employee Receives Commendation

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Bobbie Stratton, Hands of Hope Case Manager, has been employed at Family Service Society for 22 years. Over the past 7 years, Bobbie has worked as a Case Manager, helping women at Hands of Hope with goals, court dates, long-term assistance, and more.

For the past 13 years, Bobbie has been handling the screening process for Hands of Hope’s Kids and Cop Program (formerly known as Shop with a Cop). This program is run through the Fraternal ...

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Advice from a Penguin: The Importance of Sticking Together

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Emperor-penguins-huddle-together-during-blizzardThe monster snowstorm that hit the Midwest this week brought brutally cold temperatures and mountains of snow. While many faced power outages, frozen pipes, and dead car batteries, I was reminded of a lesson learned from Emperor Penguins.

Living in the arctic has its challenges—temperatures around -22 degrees and winds up to 125mph (can you imagine THAT kind of wind chill?!), just to name a couple. The male Emperor Penguins must ...

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Hands of Hope Receives Community Foundation Endowment

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Family Service Society, Inc. recently received a generous donation from the Anna Mae Harrison endowed fund at the Community Foundation of Grant County. The funds will be used to support programming and services offered through the Hands of Hope domestic violence division at the agency.

This gift will allow the Flannery Keal Home to update some furniture and linens in client rooms, bathroom fixtures and pay for services ...

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#GivingTuesday: 111 Swaddling Blankets Purchased for Healthy Families

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570 dollar mark#GivingTuesday, which fell on December 3, 2013 this year, was founded by the United Nations Foundation and 92nd Street Y. This day aims to kick off the holiday season with a day of giving back. 

Family Service Society, Inc. participated in #GivingTuesday by raising funds for swaddling blankets to be used in the  Continue Reading →

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School Readiness: Investing in the Present & the Future

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We must work together to ensure school readiness in early childhood education. This was the message shared by Glenda Ritz, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction, last week in the Grant County Local Elected Officials meeting.

According to research, 80% of a child’s brain growth is complete by the age of three. Children are born ready to learn, but we must provide the resources and opportunities for healthy early childhood development.

The Early Childhood Coalition of Grant County seeks to provide high quality early childhood educational ...

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Healthy Families Receives $500 from Project Spotlight

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Healthy Families was the recent 2nd place finisher in the Beacon Credit Union Project Spotlight contest.  Online voting for the early childhood development program netted a $500.00 check that will be used for expenses related to the home visitation and incentive program.

Families who are expecting or have just had a child may qualify for the voluntary program and receive educational materials and support from a home visitor until the child turns three.  The voluntary program rewards parents with incentives as ...

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SHANNON M. LOWE MEMORIAL GOLF SCRAMBLE NETS HANDS OF HOPE $3,643.52

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Lowe's Thank YouIt takes a special person to be able to take a tragedy such as what Steve and Linda Lowe suffered when they lost their son Shannon to domestic violence in 2009 and turn it into a teachable moment. But that is exactly what the Lowe’s have done again this year.

On June 22, the Lowe’s spearheaded the third annual Shannon M. Lowe Memorial golf scramble ...

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Grant Recipient Announcement

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Proud Recipient of CF Grant

Family Service Society, Inc. is a proud recipient of a grant from Community Foundation of Grant County, Indiana, Inc. The awarded monies will fund various educational needs within Project Growth, Counseling, Case Management, Healthy Families, and Hands of Hope.

“The Community Foundation of Grant County, Indiana, Inc. is an ...

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