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’. Their skills may be all that stand between a person and the street (or even freezing to death).
If I could give you one thought, it would be to lift someone up. Lift a stranger up--lift her up. I would ask you, mother and father, brother and sister, lovers, mother and daughter, father and son, lift someone. The very idea of lifting someone up will lift you, as well. -Maya Angelou