Family Matters Blog
Youth Mental Health First Aid trainings give parents and adults who work with youth an action plan for reaching out and offering appropriate support for a young people experiencing a mental health or substance use problem. The popular trainings began in South County last year, and are now being offered in Santa Maria and Lompoc.
Yes, chocolate is nice, but If there is anything worth doing this Valentine’s day it would be to invest in your relationship. Strengthening your relationship can not only improve your personal happiness, but research shows that children are safer, healthier, and more likely to thrive when adults in their lives have healthy relationships—whether or not they are married or romantically involved.
Family Service Agency is pleased to announce that Sandy Nordahl and Carmen Galzerano will serve as Co-Chairs for the 6th Annual Cooking Up Dreams, a “delicious” benefit. Hutton Parker Foundation, a longtime supporter of FSA, will serve as Honorary Chair. Cooking Up...
The holidays are busy times, but for those caring for an elderly parent or loved one, the holidays add even more of a challenge. Already feeling overwhelmed with daily caregiving tasks, caregivers may view holiday preparations as more of a burden than a joy.
Family Service Agency (FSA) has relocated its Dorothy Jackson Family Resource Center (DJFRC) to 646 North H Street in Lompoc. The new location has larger facilities for its parent and healthy relationship classes with enough room for on-site childcare. It is also along a major bus route in Lompoc, making it easily accessible to families.
Whether retired, an empty nester, or just looking to give back, seniors can make a difference in a child’s life by becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister to a young person at the Westside Boys & Girls Club.
Summer break is just around the corner, and while some families are looking forward to letting loose, others may feel a sense of unease without the structure and safety that the school day provides. Here at Family Service Agency, we encourage all families to enjoy the...
A few months had passed since Dyllan saw her elderly neighbor, Bianca. When Dyllan mentioned this to her roommates, they shared that had heard the Bianca’s granddaughter, who had recently moved in with her, yelling at her grandmother and calling her “stupid.” Outraged...
The process of seeking help can start with small steps like researching what options are available and making phone calls to find a provider with the appropriate expertise, schedule, and payment options.
With Valentine’s Week in full swing, Family Service Agency (FSA) is sharing some simple tips to help local couples and families make time for one another all year long; even with full days of work and caring for children of all ages.