Mission: We provide support for the successful transition and unification of children back into an identified family unit. Children currently reside in temporary foster care, juvenile facilities, state supported group homes and domestic violence shelters.
Results: Obtaining an office space for therapy and educational services. Building a web-site. Providing parenting classes, family and individual therapy for clients who are referred by Child Protective Services and do not quality for insurance. Providing needed documentation for family court judges. Providing mentors for youth referred by CPS who have minimal family support.
Target demographics: Low-income families/children between the ages of 2-18 years old.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Families whose goal is unification. Professionals in the field who no longer have funds available for essential support services. Families living at umom domestic violence shelter. Teen mothers residing in Child Help Group Homes. Teens in need of mentors.
Programs: Parenting/Anger Management Classes. Mentoring. Individual, Family and Group Therapy. Support Groups, Transportation and Communication Support, Financial Assistance.
I've observed Linda Thompson's career since grad school in marriage and family counseling. She has had experience in every part of her field. I've watched her grow in strength, determination and wisdom as a steady force of knowledge and compassion for her clients going through great pain and turmoil. She has grown from concern for clients where some services were not available, to the idea of creating a nonprofit organization to provide those services, to the present reality of Family Unification Support Services. Her work has been a blessing to so many people, and I am proud to have been able to contribute financially to this work.