New Year! New…Org?

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Well, 2022 certainly started with a BANG!  On Friday, January 21st, Family Service Society, Inc. and Grant Blackford Mental Health, Inc. jointly announced our strategic partnership to the community that we’ve been actively working toward for over a year.  This is such an extraordinary milestone to have met along our journey to fully implementing our vision of a unified team advancing mental wellness in Grant County and beyond.

GBMH and FSSI have been working closely with an independent consultant over the ...

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When You Know Better, You Do Better

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A signature statement throughout all of Family Service Society is “when you know better, you do better.”  This is how we challenge ourselves to always be learning and improving.  Our continuous improvement path leads us to seek the best possible solutions for clients including those from Hands of Hope who are domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault victims and survivors.  Five years ago we set out to learn more about how to better serve this population as we could see ...

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Start with Why

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This week our organization hosted a virtual fundraising event and our keynote speaker, Lee Prosenjak, from Simon Sinek’s organization, led us through “Start with Why”.  This provided us with the opportunity to think more deeply about WHY we do what we do.  At Family Service Society, Ed Pereira put it best when he said, “We work because every child deserves to be guaranteed these five rights:

  1. To have sufficient food to eat
  2. A physical and emotionally safe place to live
  3. To have sufficient ...
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Be the Hope

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As we face these uncertain times it is important to remember there is always hope and always helpers. FSSI is committed to our mission and to be a beacon of hope as we work to ensure that children and families are safe.

 Impact to FSSI

COVID-19 has impacted every aspect of our work; an organization that revolves around social interaction, relationships and human contact has all been interrupted. Our operational revenues center on face-to-face time with our clients.

Our team is feeling ...

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Exciting News from our 100 Good Men Campaign!

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Anonymous Donors Offer $5000 Challenge So Family Service Society Can Meet 100 Good Men Campaign Goal by Father’s Day

MARION, IN (June 6, 2016) – Family Service Society just received a $5000 challenge grant from an anonymous donor for the 100 Good Men Campaign.

Starting today, anything given to the campaign – up to $5000 – will be combined dollar-for-dollar with the challenge grant so that TWICE as many people are helped through the 100 Good Men Campaign .  Here’s how Grant ...

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IWU Graduate, Wabash County Native Joins Staff as Therapist

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Joel A. Makin, MA CGT, recently became a part of the Family Service Society therapy team at 101 S. Washington St., Marion, IN.

Joel most recently has experience at nearby Wabash Friends Counseling Center and Compass Rose Academy.  He also has experience in substance abuse counseling, individual, couple, group and family counseling as well as having worked with athletes – having worked in the mental health field for more than seven years.

Makin offers general therapy to all family members and is ...

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Open House for Helen Chambers

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Open House-FinalWabash County is losing a fierce victim’s advocate. Anyone who has gone up against Helen Chambers when she is advocating for the rights of a victim knows what I mean.

Earlier this year Helen approached me with the realization that she was slowing down physically and in her words, “if she couldn’t give it 200 percent she needed to step aside.”

Helen ...

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100 Good Men Nominees

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FSSI-100GM-logo-FINALFamily Service Society, Inc. would like to honor the following 100 Good Men. These men have been nominated by members of our community as those who consistently display good character and Show Up, Stand Up and Speak Up.

NOTE: It has come to our attention that some names were accidentally left out of the 100 Good Men publication in the Chronicle-Tribune. Those names are Larry Wilk, Truman Stepp, Harold Renken and ...

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FSSI Awarded $10k Grant from Community Foundation of Grant Co.

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CF-GrantOn Tuesday, May 26th, Family Service Society, Inc. received a $10,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Grant County, Indiana, Inc. for the 100 Good Men campaign. The grant came from multiple funds at the Community Foundation that support women’s causes and the prevention of domestic violence; those funds being the Heidi Sue Chastain Laux Memorial Fund, J. William ...

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