Family Services


THE FAMILY SERVICES MISSION: Family Services educates, supports and empowers community members by providing resources that offer sustainable alternatives to those in crisis. Delivered with compassion and respect, our efforts help weave a stronger fabric that is our community.

SEVCA’s Family Services / Crisis Resolution Program is both the first line of defense and the last resort in the War on Poverty. The Family Services staff provides help for families and individuals who are experiencing life-changing emergencies through crisis resolution programs that provide financial assistance, short-term case management, service linkage, and advocacy. Balancing all roles, the FS Outreach Workers serve as advocates, negotiators, counselors, mediators, confidants, and all-around ‘string pullers’. For homeless households or those at risk of homelessness, they are able to help with Housing Assistance to prevent eviction or help families obtain affordable housing. Their skills may be all that stand between a person and the street (or even freezing to death).

“Unless the investment in children is made, all of humanity’s most fundamental long-term problems will remain fundamental long-term problems.”

UNICEF "The State of the Children" (1995)