Family Services

UDPATE 3/24/2020 SEVCA FAMILY SERVICES WILL SCHEDULE AND HOLD ALL MEETINGS BY PHONE

As a response to growing concerns about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and in order to keep community members and staff safe, SEVCA will revise program delivery for all programs, as follows:  All requests for services and appointments will be handled strictly by telephone or other methods not requiring in-person contact, and all SEVCA offices and program sites will be closed to the public. Please click on a preferred department name for more information. 

INFO ABOUT TELEPHONE APPOINTMENTS:

Phone calls from SEVCA may now be listed as coming from a 'PRIVATE' phone number. This MAY BE SEVCA: our staff our now working from home and will be returning calls from personal phone numbers which MAY appear as 'PRIVATE.'

SEVCA Family Services will continue to offer our housing & fuel/utility assistance programs as well as crisis intervention services. Vouchers for our Good Buy Thrift stores are available and, once issued, Good Buy will call client to schedule an appointment for a one-on-one.

Please contact family services at 800-464-9951 or your local satellite office. https://www.sevca.org/contact

This page and the front page of our website will be updated regularly in order to offer up to date information about SEVCA program delivery.

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

SEVCA’s Family Services / Crisis Resolution Program is our first line of defense in the War on Poverty. The Family Services (FS) 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, confidantes, 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).

"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