Family Service and Children's Aid

Strong Families Build Strong Communities

aka FSCA   |   Jackson, MI   |  www.Strong-Families.org

Mission

To strengthen the emotional health and functioning of children, adults and families through counseling, education, foster care and adoption, advocacy and program development.

Ruling year info

2020

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Robert Powell

Main address

P.O. Box 6128

Jackson, MI 49204 USA

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EIN

38-6088382

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Family Services (P40)

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Child Welfare (Foster Care)

FSCA's Foster Care Program provides temporary placement for children who have been removed from their homes by the courts due to parental abuse or neglect.  The goal is to return the children home safely whenever possible.  If this cannot be accomplished, placement is sought with relatives or with an adoptive family.  The Foster Care program recruits, screens and trains foster parents prior to matching them with children.

Population(s) Served

Family Service & Children's Aid Family Counseling program helps
children, families, adolescents, adults and seniors address issues such
as relationship problems, emotional or behavioral difficulties,
parenting concerns, abuse and neglect, anxiety, grief and loss,
depression, substance abuse, reentry into society, and work/life
issues. Clients are provided with individual, family and group
counseling services, including assessment and diagnosis, development of
a treatment plan and counseling to address the issues the client(s)
identifies.  Pre and post counseling evaluations are made to determine
increase in emotional and behavioral functioning.  Client satisfaction
with services is assessed as well. For 66 years, our Family Counseling
program has been helping Jackson area citizens cope with concerns in a
way that strengthens their families and improves their quality of
life.  Counseling services also refer clients to other healing services
in the community, per the need of the individual and/or family.

Population(s) Served

FSCA's Adoption Program provides a full spectrum of adoption services for infants and children, including those with special needs.  Adoption services include adoption preparation, home studies, placement, coutr and post-placement services.  FSCA is also home to mid-michigan's Wendy's Wonderful Kids Program, sponsored by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.  WWK provides intensive, one-on-one recruitment and matching services for hard-to-place children.

Population(s) Served

Jackson County Guardian Services program provides guardian and conservator services to enrich the lives of incapacitated adults who are unable to protect their own interests and who are vulnerable to exploitation, neglect or injury.  These individuals have had a guardian and/or conservator appointed by the Court to undertake the legal responsibility of making major life decisions and advocating for them by making care, custody, medical treatment, and financial decisions.  The Guardian/Conservator helps develop a community-based service plan for achieving and/or maintaining optimum social, psychological and physical functioning.  This is achieved through providing assessments, service planning and coordination, making arrangements for the provision of services, and monitoring the progress of persons served and the services they are receiving. The key components of Jackson County Guardian Services include:    OBTAIN AND COORDINATE COMMUNITY SERVICES    PROVIDE CONSENT FOR MEDICAL INTERVENTIONS    SECURE BENEFITS    SECURE HOUSING    MAKE A FUNERAL PLAN    CONTACT MONTHLY AND AS NEEDED         COMMUNICATE AND COLLABORATE WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS, CAREGIVERS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS       ATTEND PROBATE COURT HEARINGS      COMPLETE AND SUBMIT ANNUAL REPORT TO COURT

Population(s) Served

And Employee Assistance Program available to private companies as a resource to help their employees address problems affecting their jobs or home life. Provides:
• Professional counseling services
• Crisis intervention service
• Information and referral services
• Clinical psychiatric/psychological assessments
• Orientation services
• Educational presentations
• Management consultation

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Accreditations

Council on Accreditation (COA) 2018

Financials

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Operations

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Family Service and Children's Aid

Board of directors
as of 03/04/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Melissa Laird


Board co-chair

Emily Neely

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Term: 2015 - 2018

Jon Nowinski

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Deb Powell

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Aaron Rydjord

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Cierra Sowle

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Suzie Creech

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Diane Kenyon

Community Representative

Shari Walicki

Community Representative

Angela Jeffrey

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No