Member Highlight: Family Services Inc.
Family Services has been making a difference in people’s lives for over 135 years. Since the beginning, we have sought to meet the changing needs of individuals and families in our community. Over time, our organization has evolved to include more than micro-level casework practice and now helps to shape policy, enhance systems and services, and improve the quality of community life, while still maintaining the direct services that support our neighbors.
Family Services provides programs and services throughout the Hudson Valley including: Youth Services, Family Programs, Victim Services, Prevention, Community Safety and the Family Partnership Center—all geared to provide hope, improve lives and strengthen community.
Since 1997 Family Partnership Center, under the stewardship of Family Services Inc., has been a catalyst to forge community partnerships through collaboration and advocacy in the areas of health and human services, and to provide cultural, education and recreational opportunities to improve the lives of individuals and families. The Center, located in the heart of Poughkeepsie, is home to a range of 20 programs and agencies designed to meet the numerous needs of the surrounding community.
With over 44,000 annual client visits the Center is a partnership of agencies, organizations, and the community, focused on providing resources to individuals and families in the spirit of cooperation, collaboration, and success.
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In 2017 there was a Social Return On Investment (SROI) and Economic Investment (EI) study done to assess the value of the FPC to the surrounding communities. Based on this study:
• FPC contributes $7.2 million in overall economic activity and 73 jobs in Dutchess County annually.
• FPC contributes $16.1 million and equivalent 152 jobs in NYS annually.
• For every dollar spent by an FPC program, there short-term social return on investment averages at $68 per individual served.
• An estimated 44,000 individuals are served annually.
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Center Name: Family Services Inc. – Building name: Family Partnership Center
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Center Website: www.familyservicesny.org