Thank you for making 2016 yet another remarkable year for Family Support Services! This year marked our 108th year of serving people in crisis. Over the past year, our dedicated staff have done an incredible job at expanding outreach and strengthening our programs and services.
We have once again been able to increase the value of services delivered directly to those in need. Over the past year we have increased the value of services provided by 7%, and over the past three years, we have increased the value of services provided by a total of 35%, to a total of $2,939,000.
It’s been a year of amazing accomplishments across the board. We’ve built new community partnerships and put together innovative approaches that are eliminating barriers people have faced in accessing services. I’m immensely proud of the work that FSS staff and volunteers are doing to make FSS a force for good in the world.
2016 program highlights from the year include:
- We provided services to more people than ever- 25,636 compared to 23,594 in 2015!
- Counseling services were provided to 5,153 individuals, 125 families , and 81 couples.
- 3,658.5 hours of Batterer’s Intervention and Prevention services were provided
- 4,898 domestic violence shelter days were provided to 393 adults and children.
- We served over 800 survivors in our DV support group.
- We served 729 sexual assault victims on site at NWTH hospital. The majority of the victims were children.
- Crisis Volunteer Advocate on-call hours – 8,760 – trained 16 new volunteers
- We had 3,199 calls to our crisis line.
- We provided 7,810 children and adults with education and prevention services.
- Veteran Resource Center
- 6,148 units of service were provided to 579 veterans, 134 dependents, 15 survivors
- 231 employment referrals
- 92 housing referrals
- 53 veterans participated in equine therapy
- A new partnership with Regence Health Network was developed to provide health screenings in our domestic violence shelter and our Veteran Resource Center
- New partnerships were developed with VetStar, Texas Panhandle Centers, and others to expand and enhance the services provided in our Veteran Resource Center.
- We housed more pets than ever in our onsite kennel at our domestic violence shelter, so that survivors do not have to leave their pets behind to be abused or killed
- A new teen pregnancy prevention program was implemented
- We provided training opportunities for area law enforcement and social service agencies aimed at preventing domestic violence homicide and sexual assault
- We started a trauma-informed yoga program for survivors of sexual assault
- We partnered with the Jack Duncan Rhodes Foundation to implement the RE-LATE teen suicide prevention program
- And we started a very successful Couples Class.
FSS is stronger than ever due to our community partners who come together to donate time, resources, and talent in support of our important mission. This year alone we worked with 400+ special events volunteers, our Mardi Gras Party and Harley Party fundraisers were able to bring in more money than ever to support our mission; and our Board of Directors helped us increase our donor base.
Thank you for being a part of the FSS movement. I could not be more excited about what’s in store for next year, and for the opportunity to work with all of you to make it happen. We are looking forward to much more in 2017!
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