Building Healthy Families...Together
Family Services Center, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit agency that has been promoting the health and well being of children and families since 1995. During these 15 years, the Center has grown from a newly incorporated agency to a recognized community leader of social services and collaboration. Building upon its rich history, the Center continues its efforts of meeting the ongoing and unmet needs of the community by making social services available, affordable, and accessible. While the Center has grown through the years our mission has remained the same.
Family Services Center exists to strengthen individuals, children, and families through professional counseling, education, advocacy, supportive services and collaboration.
A Community Collaborative Committee originated in 1994 to speak out on behalf of the families and children in Brown County. It was through this group of volunteers and agency representatives that the Family Services Center’s “one-stop-shop” model was conceived. In January 1995, the Family Services Center became incorporated and gained a 501(c)(3) status. Since that time, Family Services Center has led efforts of conducting community needs assessments, hosting strategic planning events and designing community programs to meet identified needs.
Both the Center’s Board of Directors and the staff possess a tremendous amount of experience, competence and familiarity with an entire range of social services.The Center has been developing, managing and supporting community-based, family-focused services for over nine years. Building effective community collaborations is perhaps the Center’s greatest strength.Family Services Center is known as the “collaborative agent” of the community. There have been over fourteen agencies successfully recruited and co-located in its centralized building.The Center assumes the responsibility for administering the operations of the building and coordinating services between each of its co-located agencies. In addition, the Center enhances community collaboration by creating and publishing a community resource guide and by serving on the Region’s Information and Referral Network Committee.
"In reflecting on where the Family Services Center is today and the asset they have been for Brown County families over the past dozen years I am proud to have played a small part. The concept of co-locating multiple social services in the same location to serve families was a novel approach and one that has been very successful."
Bob Brincefield, Publisher