A note from our Executive Director
A Season to Show Love
February is the shortest month of the year but, somehow, it can feel like the longest. We are focused on the frigid weather and our internal countdown to spring has begun. Valentine’s Day brings a bright spot along the way – it is a moment of joy and love, giving and chocolate!
This year, we have decided to ask our donors, partners, and sponsors to help spread the love to our clients through a financial donation to The Family Counseling Center. Your donation will help us to cover the roughly $100,000 per year we give in free services.
It is not secret: We live in a very rural, economically distressed area. Across the country, rural residents face barriers to care – access, acceptability, and availability. In Fulton and Montgomery Counties, financial constraint is an added burden. While there is a large portion of our clients who have insurance, some of the services that we provide may not be covered. In these situations, clients seek care but due to circumstances must pay out of pocket and may not have the money to cover their treatment – treatment that will help to keep them active and engaged members of the community. It’s a tough decision.
We are proud to be a National Health Services Corps site, meaning that The Family Counseling Center serves all patients – regardless of their ability to pay. We serve all clients, and we take on the costs of those who cannot pay.
We are asking for your support to help us continue this essential work by donating to The Family Counseling Center.
Thank you, as always, for your continued support of The Family Counseling Center. Your advocacy, donations, and belief in our mission mean the world not only to me, but to our community as a whole.
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
The Family Counseling Center of Fulton County and the Domestic Violence Program of Fulton County, are promoting the nationally recognized Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month over the course of February.
Dealing with Winter Blues
Winter in upstate New York can be daunting. As the light dims and the weather gets colder, so too can our outlook and perspective of the world. The Family Counseling Center is here to support individuals as they navigate the challenges of the winter blues. Megan Sweeney, (L)MHC therapist at The Family Counseling Center offers some advice on how to deal with winter blues head-on.