Building A Healthy Community
The Family Counseling Center has always worked in and for our community. Since our start in 1976, we have grown with our neighbors – expanding our services, our staff, our outreach, and our impact. Today, the Center employs over 96 people and works with nearly 3,500 clients each year through in-person, tele-medicine, crisis, and school-based programs. We create partnerships with children, families, and adults in Fulton, Montgomery, Hamilton, northern Schoharie, Herkimer, Schenectady, and western Saratoga counties.
We Continue to Grow
In 2019, the Center began the largest project in our history – the expansion and renovation of our headquarters on Broadway in Gloversville, NY. We may have started with a handful of volunteer therapists in the basement of a local church but by 2019, we had grown to five locations, taking on new space as the need, our programming, and staff increased. The Board of Directors and leadership staff of the Center recognized an opportunity for change and better patient care.
Designs were drawn, plans made, and fundraising began.
Today, we are close to recognizing the final product of those efforts – a 27,500 sq. ft. facility on Broadway. A facility that will create efficiencies, expand programming and services, welcome current and new clients, and house all of our clinical and administrative staff under one roof.
The Family Counseling Center’s remodeled floorplan puts Children’s Services and Health Coaching at its core, encouraging cross-program dialogue and the breaking down of workplace silos.
Construction on Broadway is ongoing. We are nearing the completion of Phase-I – an 18,500 sq. ft. addition. Phase-II – the remodeling of our existing 9,000 sq. ft. building began in March 2021. An official ribbon cutting will happen in autumn 2021.
Our Need Does Not End With the Building Project
The collective experience of 2020 (and even today) has shown that the mental health needs of our friends, families, and neighbors are greater now than ever before and, with that, the programs, services, guidance, and support the Family Counseling Center offers is vitally important.
We are Asking for Your Help
Your support, advocacy, and financial donations will help us greatly as we continue to fulfill our mission of providing superior care to our community, to your community.
Your donations will help us:
- Continue to create an environment that puts collaborative care at its center in order to best serve the needs of our clients;
- Continue to recruit qualified and connected clinicians and other mental health professionals, expanding our behavioral health staff in order to meet a wait-list of 500 people;
- Continue our Children and Family services including school-based therapists in Fulton and Montgomery counties;
- Continue to serve those in need of our Domestic Violence shelter and crisis hotline;
- Launch a medically-assisted substance abuse treatment program for up to 175 people;
- Continue to be present, active, and impactful within the community we call home.
We are happy to partner with CDPHP, Inc. in our Building a Healthy Community campaign.
Family Counseling Center is designated as a National Health Services Corps site meaning that it serves all patients regardless of ability to pay. Your support allows us to turn no one away when they need services. Regardless of social status, income, or circumstances, we have open doors for those who seek constructive, professional, and confidential therapeutic help.