2016 FSGC Foundation grants presented

kids on playground 2 resizedThe Family Service & Guidance Center Foundation has announced grant award recipients for 2016.

“It’s exciting to have the opportunity to empower FSGC staff to better serve their clients,” Brenda Mills, Foundation President and agency CEO, said.

The FSGC Foundation was established in 2009 to ensure the long-term viability of the agency against economic uncertainties. Each year, staff members are invited to submit funding requests which are reviewed by the FSGC Foundation board of directors.

The 2016 award recipients are:

EMDR Training, Therapy Department, $4,000: Funding will cover Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) training (including travel) for two FSGC staff.

Me in the Middle groups, Therapy Department, $5,300: Funding will cover group therapy for those with no pay source or for non-clients experiencing their parents’ separation or divorce.

Trauma Informed Care (TIC) Training, TIC Team, $4,773: Funding will cover training in TIC, including travel. Additional funding will come from the Training & Education budget.

Parent Education, Therapy Department, $7.556: Funding will cover expenses associated with providing parent educations courses in the community.

Parent Child Learning Center at Highland Park High School, Early Childhood Intervention Program, $17,000: Funding will cover expenses associated with providing consultation to the on-site day care at Highland Park High School.

Transfer Liaison, Transition Age Youth Program, $3,660: Funding will pay for clinician time spent coordinating transfers to Valeo Behavioral Health Care for consumers who do not have a pay source.

Early Childhood Intervention Program, $3,816.81: These are donor-specified funds that can be used as determined by ECIP.

Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment, $6,397.87: These are donor-specified funds that can be used as determined by the IDDT program coordinator.

Mills said, “The Foundation board thanks everyone who submitted an application and congratulate the grant recipients. We’re excited to see the many positive results that will come from all of these valuable initiatives.”

For more information on the FSGC Foundation and how it benefits over 12,000 children and families each year, click here or contact Pam Evans at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 785.232.7902.

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