5 Year Vision

The Family Support Council has been serving families since 1982.  As a public charity, we involve the community in our planning and processes where we can.  The Board of Directors has asked for a vision plan to use as a guide in determining priorities and policies.  This page is an outline of that vision.

Needs Assessment 2015-2020

Service Priorities

  • Crisis intervention
    • prevention .pdf

    • Emergency Shelter for victims, with a 90-day self sufficiency model program
      • Expansion of available emergency shelter beds
      • Increase staff availability hours
    • Transitional Housing for victims, post-shelter program
    • Crisis response, 24/7
    • Advocacy
    • Assistance with referrals and emergency needs
  • Therapy Services
    • Adult Therapy
    • Child Therapy
    • Family/Couples Therapy
    • AOD counseling
    • Support Groups
    • Anger Management
  • Family Preservation
    • Supervised Visitation/Exchanges
    • Home Checks
    • Parenting Classes
      • Children In The Middle
      • Cribs for Kids, SIDS Safety
      • Healthy Beginnings
      • Family Budgeting
    • CPR/First Aid
    • Family Activities
  • Disability Support Services
    • Supported Living
    • Day Habilitation
    • Respite
    • Supported Employment
    • Social Engagement

Action Plan

 

What if?

No one problem or priority can be viewed alone.  For example, stating that providing more beds for the emergency shelter is the solution, may require action to be taken on the funding for that solution, as well as taking into account the increased staffing needs that will go along with it.  The staff at FSC have put many hours into researching possible solutions that can make the biggest impact, as well as being feasible and sustainable.

  1. Convert “Billable” services such as Therapy and Supervised Visitations into programs that are self-sustaining, non-grant funded operations.
    1. Partner with a Medicaid/Private Insurance billing entity, and route the Therapy and AOD counseling through that program to pay for therapists/couselors. DONE
    2. Charge non-custodial parents for staff time to supervise visits DONE
    3. Charge for CPR/First Aid/AED courses at a rate that covers staff time, materials and Red Cross fees. DONE
    4. Become a vendor for services to adults with developmental disabilities DONE
  2. Obtain additional emergency shelter for victims of violence, whether by rental, purchase or donation.DONE
  3. Begin providing services to adults with disabilties
  4. Move forward on the “Whole Family” solution model as below:vision-wheel