The organization now known as Family Support Services of Amarillo was founded in 1908 by a group of Amarillo businessmen who were inspired to start the organization (then called Associated Charities) by the suffering men, women, and children they saw who did not have any other resources for assistance or healing. Today, FSS serves over 25,000 people each year, including victims of sexual assault, family violence, and human trafficking; at risk children, families, and individuals; people in need of individual, group, marital, and family counseling; and veterans, family members of veterans, and surviving spouses.
Our team members exemplify all of the qualities that make a non profit agency like ours extraordinary: integrity, expertise, and a commitment to service. Whether providing counseling to someone in who has suffered trauma, providing support to a survivor of domestic violence, assisting a homeless Veteran find housing, or showing children how to live healthier lives, each member of the team is dedicated to helping our clients heal and take action to create sustainable change in themselves and our community.
Our Mission is "to empower individuals and families through comprehensive advocacy, education, and intervention services." Fulfilling our Mission will help us reach our vision of "a community where individuals and families are healthy, stable, and violence free."
Family Support Services Core Values
•Empowerment of families and individuals for success.
•Nurturing environment for staff and clients.
•Service to the community, clients and staff.
•Respect for the dignity and confidentiality of all individuals.
•Sound fiscal management ( Form 990 and Annual Report).
How We Do It
For over a century, we've helped people in crisis, worked to end family violence, and offered healing behavioral health services to those who are suffering. Family Support Services places an emphasis on helping Amarillo and Texas Panhandle residents during times of crisis or family turmoil.
We provide a wide variety of services to meet the diverse needs of the people we serve, regardless of their ability to pay. These services include crisis and emergency housing services for victims of family violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking, individual and family counseling services, prevention services, and a wide variety of services for Veterans, their families, and surviving spouses.
A group of special volunteers, the Luminaries make sure that FSS has everything it needs on a day to day basis.