330 W. Michigan & 306 W. Michigan, Jackson, MI 49201 info@strong-families.org 517-787-7920

A Mother’s Story of Recovery

“When I came to Family Services, I was pregnant, addicted to drugs, and wanted a better life for myself and my baby that was coming.  I attended Doug’s “Intensive Outpatient” group and weekly appointments with my therapist Kaitlyn.  I completed intensive outpatient, dropped down to “Outpatient”, and then joined the “Helping Women Recover” group. The HWR group with Shannon was a safe place for me to connect, relate to other women, and feel safe. HWR group taught me even more coping skills and I knew that I was not alone. I have been working with Kelly in case management and setting goals for myself, such as having a drug-free birth, getting safe and affordable housing, a vehicle, employment, and studying for my GED.  I had a drug-free birth, and my daughter is a healthy and happy baby. I have my daughter with me, my own apartment, a reliable vehicle, starting to study for my GED, and I have an amazing support system with FSCA, SOAR, and the recovering community. Even the front staff is very supportive, I love me some Tami. I can call and talk to anyone when I have problems, and they are always really supportive. Because of the education and support, I will have a year of recovery on October 12, 2020. Family Services is amazing and love them.” Rachel

If you or someone you know needs help with substance abuse, please call 517-787-7920 to set up an intake, or go to https://strong-families.org/behavioral-health-programs/substance-abuse-3/ for more information about our program.

Partnering with Home of New Vision

Home of New Vision partnered with FSCA to adopt a few FSCA families from our Born Free Program, which specializes in working with Mom’s who are pregnant or have at least one child under the age of 1 in the home, to ensure they had a Very Merry Holiday!  Each family was provided with not only gifts but with a Holiday meal with all the fixings!  Thank you Home of New Vision for making this holiday special for these families.

Thank you to the Country Club of Jackson!

The Country Club of Jackson made a special trip to deliver toys from their Toy Drive to help ensure big smiles for children on Christmas morning! The Country Club has partnered with FSCA to bring joy to Jackson children during the holidays for many years.

Happy New Year & Thank You to Generous Donors!

For the past 3 years, Robyn Soltis Mijal and Beth Sabin, pictured here with our CCO, Sarah Sabin, have sponsored an amazing Holiday Party for our clients in our Substance Use Program.  This year, COVID put a halt on having a face-to-face party but these two donors found a creative way to ensure that our clients still got a treat!  They provided a famous West Point Lounge Burger for a take home lunch for clients along with getting some friends to donate hand sanitizer and hand-made masks for each client and their children!  Our clients were very thankful for the lunch and goodies! 

Holiday Cheer by Comic Book!

A big THANK YOU to Sanctum Sanctorum Comics & Oddities for providing FSCA with baskets full of comic books for our youth. These were met with great excitement and enthusiasm by some of our teens. FSCA was able to share the donation with Save our Youth and Partial to Girls.

OPERATION GOOD CHEER!

Every year, FSCA’s Foster Care Program participates in Operation Good Cheer. Operation Good Cheer is a program administered by Child & Family Services of Michigan. The program began in 1971 when a group of donors decided they wanted to buy Christmas gifts for children in foster care, and donors from around Michigan have continued the tradition. In years past, the presents were distributed to the agencies via private planes. This year, due to the pandemic, it was decided that all of the presents would be delivered by semi-truck to decrease exposure. As usual, FSCA Foster Care staff and Breakout staff unloaded the gifts for the children in our foster care program. Now the case managers will distribute them to the children in our program through their foster parents. Thanks to all of the donors and volunteers who make this wonderful program possible!