Family and Community Services of Somerset County Celebrates 60 Years of Excellence

FCSSC Sets a Fundraising Goal of $60,000 for 2020

Bound Brook, NJ – January 2, 2020– Family and Community Services of Somerset County (FCSSC) a 501(c)(3) non-profit community agency that has been providing professional and affordable mental health, family and addictions counseling services to children, adolescents, adults, and families in need for 60 years. Founded in 1960, FCSSC provides support services to address each of life’s many transitions and problems.

FCSSC’s mission is to provide affordable and effective mental health and substance abuse services. These services, provided on a sliding scale basis, include individual, family, and couple therapy, as well as group treatment for people of all ages in English and Spanish. FCSSC offers a Domestic Violence program and recently added a program specifically for U.S. Veterans. 

“Family & Community Services of Somerset County provides essential services to people in the community who might not otherwise receive the help they need.” said Richard Schumann, Executive Director, Family and Community Services of Somerset County. “We may be a small organization, but we have made and will continue to make an impact on mental health and substance abuse services in the community.  Last year we provided over 8,700 hours of mental health and substance abuse services to 780+ clients”

In order to continue for another 60 years of service to the Somerset County and New Jersey community, FCSSC is seeking to raise $60,000 in honor of the non-profit’s anniversary over the course of 2020.  Events planned include; A Night of Comedy at the Villagers Theatre, Handbag Bingo, Golf Outing at Royce Brook Country Club, Taking Strides Towards Wellness 5K run/walk at Duke Island Park and our Holiday Giving campaign.  

“Untreated mental illness and substance abuse are 2 of the biggest problems we face in this country. Indeed, they are the root cause of so many other problems” said Lori Manduley, Board President. “Volunteering for and donating to this terrific agency makes me feel like I am part of the solution.”  Manduley is Family and Community Service’s newest Board President after Howard Hessel served for 9 years.

FCSSC has a positive impact on the well-being of the community it serves.  Listed below is information from the past year’s services: 

  • FCSSC saw 330+ clients for patients suffering an addiction and served 3,000+ hour
  • FCSSC saw 400+ client for patients experiencing a mental health concern and served 5,400+ hours
  • FCSSC supports Spanish trauma groups and served 30+ clients and served 160+ hours

For more information on Family and Community Services of Somerset County and to learn about our events, visit: http://fcssomerset.org

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