#GivingTuesday – Our Holiday Letter from FCSSC

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

The demands of daily life can leave us feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and anxious. Science has shown that a better diet, more sleep, and exercise can help us manage these feelings.  What we are now learning is that beyond these concrete actions, it is the power of hope that can carry us through the darkest of times.

Hope is the belief that circumstances will get better. It is not a wish for things to get better – it is the actual belief that things will get better, no matter how big or small the problem may be.

It is the belief that after a disaster in which you have lost your home and possessions, that you can and you will start over. It is the belief that after years of blaming yourself for an assault, in which you were the victim, that you can and you will heal. It is the belief that after years of struggling with substance abuse or addiction, you can and will recover.

There is a profound difference between hoping and wishing.

“Wishing is the fantasy that everything is going to turn out OK. Hoping is actually showing up for the hard work.” – author Dr. Shane Lopez – Making Hope Happen

People come to Family & Community Services of Somerset County (FCSSC) to do the hard work – they choose hope.  Since 1960, FCSSC has supported our neighbors and friends in Somerset County and the surrounding communities on their journey by providing professional outpatient mental health and addiction services.

FCSSC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community agency that accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and other insurance policies.  In addition, we offer affordable rates based on a sliding scale to those who have limited financial resources and might not otherwise be able to afford treatment.

Please take a few moments to consider sending a donation to FCSSC.  Your generosity allows us to help people who have hope that tomorrow will be a better day.

Never lose hope.

Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season.

Warmest Regards,

Richard W. Schumann

Executive Director

May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.

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Please reach out to us to find a way to show your appreciation and donate to our wonderful cause today! Visit our Donation tab or reach out to Amy Herrick at aherrick@fcssomerset.org

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