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Phone: 650-326-6576
950 W. Julian Street
San Jose
California 95126
USA
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Target demographics: children, teens, and adults change their lives.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 7,000 children, teens, and adults in Silicon Valley.

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: * Introduce a youth emerging from foster care to a career path. * Host a presentation in your home, workplace, or professional/civic association. * Organize a drive to collect school supplies or other needed items for our low-income clients. * Adopt a

Geographic areas served: San Mateo and Santa Clara counties

Programs: FCS Silicon Valley offers a portfolio of comprehensive emotional and mental health services designed to build the strength, safety, and self-sufficiency of people in our community. Our services include:
~ One-to-one support, life skills education, and leadership development opportunities for youth emerging from foster care;
~ Clinical counseling services, including psychiatric care;
~ School-based counseling and family support services to help students thrive at school and in life;
~ Domestic violence, child abuse/neglect, and teen dating violence prevention programs;
~ Culturally-competent counseling, youth development, and drop-in center services for youth and adults who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ);
~ Treatment and prevention for drug and alcohol abuse; and
~ Counseling and support services for children and adults who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing and their families.

Mission:
To build strong, safe, and self-sufficient individuals, families, and communities.
Results:
Family & Children Services of Silicon Valley has supported individuals and families in our community since 1948. Parents learn violence-free ways to relate to their children. Youth preparing to exit foster care learn independent living skills, so they can succeed. Families dealing with loss or seeking to heal find support through therapy. Men and women conquer addiction. This is a snapshot of our daily work, which is made possible through community support.

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12/20/11
I must note that I work for Family & Children Services. I am also a donor. I work for and donate to this organization because its work positively impacts people who are coping with so many issues that are important to me (mental health, foster youth, domestic violence, child abuse, support for ... more »
04/13/11
This agency provides a tremendous service to the community, not only because of what they do (help individuals and families become strong, safe and self-sufficient), but also because so much of what they do is transparent to the community. As much as clients come to the agency's locations and know ... more »
04/12/11
I have volunteered with this organization for the past three years. The expertise, work ethics and accomplishments of the staff is outstanding. They are continuously looking for strategies to improve their system. It is a wonderful “community “to work with... more »
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