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26 January, 2022.

The Family Counseling Center a Hub for Community Health

The Family Counseling Center of Fulton County has become a hub for community health – both mental health and general wellbeing. The newly renovated building on Broadway in Gloversville has hosted multiple community health events since mid-December in their Events Center, a space purpose-built for community outreach.

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

The Family Counseling Center, in partnership with New York State Department of Health, has been host to weekly vaccine clinics. Clinics run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with both Moderna and Pfizer vaccines available. No appointments are necessary and walk-ins are encouraged. The clinics are open to anyone 5 years old and older looking for either vaccine or booster shots.

Upcoming dates include Wednesday, February 2; Wednesday, February 9; and Wednesday, February 16. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Fulton County YMCA has partnered with The Family Counseling Center in an effort to encourage more people to become vaccinated or boosted. The YMCA has donated four six-month family memberships valued at $575 each. Drawings for the family memberships will be held weekly between January 27 and February 16.

Red Cross Blood Drive

The Family Counseling Center hosted a community blood drive on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. The blood-drive comes at a time when healthcare systems are in desperate need of donations. The event welcomed over 30 individuals.

More blood drives will be announced in coming months.

“We are astounded by the amazing community health partners who have scheduled events with The Family Counseling Center,” said Peter Lawrence, Deputy Executive Director at The Family Counseling Center. “Our Events Center was designed to be a hub of community activity, health, and education. The ability to have a central location in downtown Gloversville for outreach events such as the vaccine clinics and blood drives is a boon to the community as a whole. We look forward to offering more events such as these and working with more partners in the coming months.”

Michael Countryman, the organization’s Executive Director added, “The Family Counseling Center has been at the heart of the community for over 45 years. We are thrilled to continue to offer mental and behavioral health options to our neighbors through our programs and services. We are also thankful to our partners as we work together to build a healthy community.”

If you would like to keep up-to-date on similar events, please follow The Family Counseling Center on Facebook.