FAMILY SERVICES INCORPORATED

Rating: 4.83 stars   6 reviews

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Location: 2022 Broad Ave Altoona PA 16601 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

Needing counseling and not knowing where to turn I went to Family Services. The person I saw on a weekly basis was very nice and I felt comfortable talking with her. I would recommend Family Services to anyone that is need of help.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

counseling.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

get more help and funding

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you find this group?

recommended from Crisis Department @ local hospital

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

positive changes and move on from the past and make better decisions for myself.

Rating: 5 stars  

Family Services offers services to victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault that are very comprehensive. There is a great history of shelter services that transition guest back into life.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

Family Services Inc. takes the responsiblity for the development and well being on famlies in need within Blair County. They blieve and act upon the fact that a healthy community supports and empowers families. As a past employee and a current board member I have witnessed the empowerment to women who receive services through Family Services programs and the dedication of staff to ensure a strength based approach in advocateing for domestic violence, sexual assualt, and other womens issues that arise in our community re: income, drugs and alcohol, housing, medical and other issues. I am always pleased when I am out in public and a previous client comes up to me to share how her life is now positive and she fells better about herself. My comment is always "you did the work, we just supported your decisions"

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

After 18 years I have seen children from the shelter who have broken the cylcle and have watched women move on to healthy relationships and in addition come back to volunteer to help other women.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Ensure that funding would continue so that they could continue to grow. Some day that a new shelter building that could house women longer to assit with the transition to anew life.

Rating: 5 stars  

Family services in dedicated to the Blair County community with timely and valuable services, They have homeless shelters, runaway shelters, abuse shelters and all variety of integrated services to support these fine community services.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have recieved positive feedback from the Family Services group that the contributions that I make help in their efforts to restore self esteem to their clients

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I could help to change this orginizatio, it would be by offering it additional donations to contunie their wonderful community outreach

Rating: 5 stars  

Family Services Incorporated has been a great presence in our community. They help to give community members a second chance at life, a second chance at bettering themselves and living into their full potential. Family Services Inc. provides safe places for people to be themselves, receive counseling for their hurts and celebrates with their clients when self sufficiency is achieved.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing the way families are restored.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

hmmmm.....really not sure. I would love to see them have more resources so that they could help even more people in this community. There is a great need.

Rating: 4 stars  

I was a battered woman.....the shelter was not established when I needed the help....When I saw there was one in my area, I started to donate....I had a good job, was raising my sons on my own but was still affected by all the years of abuse....Now that I am retired, I have been an advocate for the shelter for abused women . My church has been donating food, clothing, paper products and many other items that will help families get started on their own.. We will continue to donate as long as there is a need, and unfortunately, there will always be a need. My heart and prayers go out to these women and their children....Those of us with sons, really need to educate them about abuse of any kind and what it can do and that it is wrong.....Those of us with daughters need to educate them about self esteem and how to stand up for themselves..Not to settle for low standards....NO ONE deserves to be abused.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have had not client contact..just interaction with staff....I am very impressed with the care, compassion and professionalism they show.....They are very appreciative of any gift and are prompt to send out letters of thanks and appreciation.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would not make any changes at this time.....other than recruiting more volunteers or getting more folks to donate money and food, clothing, etc.....

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