Dec 01

Holiday Newsletter

To start off the holiday season, please join us in giving back to the Family & Community Services of Somerset County. Help support our organization provide services to those in need of mental health and addictions. Please view the below message and use our printable PDF form or PayPal link below. Thank you for your support!

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FCS Holiday Give Back – PDF

Donate Here – PayPal

Jul 08

Save the Date for FCS 4th Annual “Don’t Fall…Let’s Run 5K”!

1384383_435718579871997_20231832_nSave the date….Our 4th Annual “Don’t Fall…Let’s Run” 5K run/walk & kid sprint will be held on Saturday, October 24th at Duke Island Park in Bridgewater. This day is A New Jersey Grand Prix Event and is on a USATF-NJ Certified & Sanctioned Course. Registration and Packet Pick up will start at 8 AM, with kid sprints and walkers events starting 9 AM and runners starting around 10 AM. Free shirts to all pre-registrants. Registration will be available shortly. There are many ways your business or family can be recognized at this event. Your chosen name can be placed on a banner, mile mark sign, or on the official 5K T-shirt.   You can also be recognized by sponsoring runner’s prizes, water and cups, post-race food or goody bag items. Register for the event now using the 2015 Race Application.

Tickets are in the process of being printed for our annual GRAND Raffle! Our Grand Raffle will be pulled during the awards ceremony of our 5K Don’t Fall…Let’s Run event on October 24, 2015 at approximately 11 AM. Tickets for the Grand Raffle will be on sale soon where first prize will be 30% of gross tickets receipts, 2nd prize is 15% of gross ticket receipts and 3rd Prize is 5% of gross ticket receipts.  Good luck to all of our future winners!!!

Jun 20

Thank you Donors!

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This past year, several organizations have donated and supported the FCS’ initiatives. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to provide the resources and care our patients deserve. Please help us give a huge and warm thank you to the below organizations for their generous donations this year.

 

Johnson & Johnson Somerset County Companies – $10,000

Bunbury Company – $10,000

United Way – $9,000

Novartis US Foundation – $8,800

Plainfield Foundation – $5,000

Friends of Somerset County – $4,000

Suplee Clooney & Co – $3,500

Gannett – $2,000

Magyar Bank – $2,000

 

Jun 13

7th Annual Charity Golf Event

232323232fp93232>uqcshlukaxroqdfv3-;nu=3237>6-->6-->WSNRCG=3762683369338nu0mrjHave we got a great Mother’s Day(and Father’s Day) idea for you!  Give the gift of golf!!!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Royce Brook Golf Club “West”

201 Hamilton Road, Hillsborough

Come enjoy a day of golf and give back to YOUR community by supporting Family & Community Services of Somerset County.  Each Golfer will enjoy lunch, a great day of golf, and an awards dinner that features many silent auction items. There are many ways to advertise your business at this event by becoming an event sponsor, hole-in-one sponsor, driving range sponsor, putting green sponsor or a single hole sponsor.  11:30 AM registration, driving range, putting & grilled lunch.  1 PM shotgun start.  6 PM Dinner, Silent Auction & Awards.  Hole-in-One, Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin Contests.

Foursome- $650, Individual(each) $175, Dinner $60.

Event Sponsor $3, 000, Hole-in-One Sponsor $1,500, Driving Range Sponsor $1,500, Putting Green Sponsor $1,500 or Individual Hole Sponsor $150.

Contact our office to register or for more information:

Family & Community Services of Somerset County, 339 West 2nd Street, Bound Brook, NJ  08805.  Attn.:  Amy Herrick, aherrick@fcssomerset.org, (732) 356-1082

 

Jun 06

Depressive Disorder

FCS treats patients who experience depression. Take a look at some information about depression disorders and contact us if you feel you need help or have any questions.

Symptoms:

  • Persistent sad or empty mood; low self esteem
  • Feelings of pessimism, hopelessness
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness
  • Loss of interest or pleasure, lack of motivation
  • Sleep issues – insomnia, disrupted sleep/restlessness or oversleeping
  • Loss of appetite or overeating
  • Loss of energy, increased fatigue
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Persistent negative thoughts
  • Difficulties functioning, Difficulties making decisions
  • Persistent somatic symptoms such as headaches, chronic pain, stomach problems
  • Self Harming

Depressive Disorder Types/Diagnoses:

  • Major Depression
  • Dysthymia
  • Adjustment Disorder with Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder

Contributing Factors:

  • Environmental Factors – trauma, loss, grief
  • Genetic Predisposition
  • Brain or Chemical Imbalances
  • Substance Abuse

Treatment:

  • Counseling/psychotherapy
  • Medication
  • Alternative Supplements
  • Lifestyle changes, nutrition, exercise
May 21

Anxiety Disorders

Do you feel like you have an Anxiety Disorder? Check out the below information to learn more:

Symptoms:

  • Inability to stay calm
  • Tension, feeling nervous or jittery
  • Shakiness, trembling
  • Excessive worry and/or fear
  • Sweating
  • Dizziness
  • Racing or pounding heart
  • Cold/clammy hands; numbness/tingling of hands, feet, or other body parts
  • “Butterflies” in the stomach
  • Difficulties breathing
  • Somatic Complaints i.e. headaches, muscle pains

Anxiety Disorder Types/Diagnoses:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Phobias including social phobia, agoraphobia, specific phobias
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Contributing Factors:

  • Genetic Predisposition
  • Brain or chemical imbalances
  • Environmental, life experiences – persistent, long lasting stress; trauma; abuse

Treatment:

  • Counseling/psychotherapy
  • Medication – anti anxiety, antidepressants
  • Alternative supplements
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Life changes, nutrition, exercise

If you have an questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us for any additional information.

Apr 29

4th Annual Comedy Event

comedy eventOur 4th Annual Comedy Event was held on April 25, 2015 at the Villagers Theatre in Somerset. Headlining this event was Keith Alberstadt, who has been featured on the Late Show with David Letterman. Keith had the crowd roaring!! The two additional comedians were Karen Bergreen and Doug Adler, who were also EXTREMELY funny. The theatre was almost filled to capacity and all of the attendees were in GREAT spirits!! During this event there were also 50 “tricky tray” raffle baskets and a 50/50 drawing. We were so pleased by the space at the Villagers Theatre that we already booked our date for 2016. Our 5th Annual Comedy Night will be held on Saturday, March 5th so SAVE the date!  We expect to sell out this year!!!

Jan 21

Volunteer and Make a Difference!

Volunteering for FCSSC makes a direct impact in our ability to provide services to those who would otherwise be unable to afford it.  We have many opportunities for volunteers to help us better serve the community, and we deeply appreciate all the efforts our volunteers make. Learn about some of the ways volunteers can get involved:

  • Answering phones
  • Filing, typing, organizing, other clerical work
  • Assisting with events
  • Fundraising (ex. selling cookies, reaching out to potential donors)
  • Facility services (painting, plumbing, electrical, landscaping, etc.)
  • Marketing / public relations
  • IT / Computers
  • Volunteer coordination (recruiting, scheduling and oversight)

If you’re interested in volunteering, contact Pat Freyberger at pfreyberger@fcssomerset.org or Richard Schumann at rschumann@fcssomerset.org for more information.

Nov 30

“Thank You”

Family & Community Services of Somerset County would like to gratefully acknowledge the following institutions for their generous grants:

  • Community Foundation of New Jersey (J&J Companies) – $7,000
  • Costco – $250
  • Dow Chemical Company – $700
  • Horizon Foundation of NJ – $16,000
  • Magyar Bancorp – $1,000
  • Millington Savings Bank – $750
  • Novartis US Foundation – $6,600
  • Plainfield Foundation – $2,500
  • Sanofi-Aventis – $5,000
  • The Bunbury Company – $5,000