Family Service of Greater New Orleans  
Help Us Reach Our $25,000 Goal to Support the Children's Mental Health Center

Dear Supporter:

We are grateful this holiday season for having accomplished so much this year. Our Family Service staff increased intakes by at least 25 percent, launched two new programs, formed strategic partnerships and made significant differences in the lives of more than 17,250 individuals across the New Orleans area.

Our main office on Canal Street served the largest client base. Through funding from the Louisiana Supreme Court and the Substance and Mental Health Services Administration, our clinicians are providing comprehensive evaluation and treatment of Orleans Parish Drug Court clients that reduce risk of repeat offence. We also launched an intensive, home-based counseling program, Functional Family Therapy, to work with families of children referred by Metropolitan Human Services Department and Orleans Parish Juvenile Court.

NOLA Dads continues its outreach and currently holds 12-week sessions at ten locations where 68 young dads are participating in counseling groups. The program’s evidenced-based and researched curriculum teaches new behaviors and communication to help young fathers become better caregivers.

Our two major fundraisers netted $150,000 and generous donors gave our programs a big boost. They include The Azby Fund, Chalmette Refinery, Clara Elizabeth Carter Foundation, Chevron, Children’s Trust Fund, Greater New Orleans Foundation, Harper Family Foundation, The Keller Family Foundation, Lowe’s Education Foundation, Pennington Foundation, The Reily Companies, Inc., Rosamary Foundation, Patrick F. Taylor Foundation, United Way Southeast Louisiana, Valero Oil Corporation, Women’s Leadership Council and Verizon, among others.

NOLA Dads continues its outreach and currently holds 12-week sessions at ten locations where 68 young dads are participating in counseling groups. The program’s evidenced-based and researched curriculum teaches new behaviors and communication to help young fathers become better caregivers.

That said, our agency still needs additional financial assistance to do the important work of supporting our 117-year-old mission of strengthening the emotional health and fostering the self-sufficiency of families and individuals throughout the New Orleans Area.

Please consider a tax-deductible donation to support our Children’s Mental Health Center. To receive a copy of our 2012-13 annual report, email family@fsgno.org.

Sincerely,


Ronald P. McClain, JD. LCSW
President/CEO

P.S. A special thanks to The Eugenie and Joseph Jones Family Foundation, an independent New Orleans Foundation, which recently donated $10,000 to our counseling program.

www.fsgno.org

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