This year's Coastal Bend Day of Giving supports 50 area nonprofits on the forefront of assisting those in need, and Family Counseling Service is one of them.

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From Family Counseling Service:

"Family Counseling Service was established by the United Way in 1942 and has been serving the Coastal Bend for over 75 years. FCS is Nationally Accredited through the Council on Accreditation and meets 'national' standards for professional counseling therapy and crime victim's programs. The non-profit agency provides a wide array of services that include professional counseling services for children, individuals, families, seniors, the underinsured, and the uninsured.

Approximately 50% of the families that FCS serves have an annual household income of $30,000 or less. Many are uninsured or underinsured. In 2017, FCS provided 8,184 therapy hours to individuals, families, and seniors in our community. No one is turned away due to an inability to pay.

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FCS has seen a significant increase in counseling hours, post Harvey. For example, from January to July of 2017 FCS provided 4,607 billable hours, during this same time period in 2018, FCS provided 5,907 billable hours, an increase of 1300 hrs.

FCS main office is in Corpus Christi but we also have offices in Kingsville and Aransas Pass.

FCS works with and accepts referrals for therapy and crimes victim's services from many other community organizations that include but are not limited to: CASA, Child Advocacy Center, Amistad, Spohn Memorial, Bayview Hospital, and the Behavioral Health Center of Nueces County etc....

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Your generous donation would go to support many of the wonderful programs provided by FCS which includes: individual, family, and couples therapy; play therapy; trauma reduction therapy for victims of crime; crime victims programs, senior services (therapy and outreach); parent education classes, etc…

The hard cost of providing one hour of therapy in 2017 was $117.00 with an average reimbursement of $56.00 per hour. This resulted in a loss of approximately $61.00 for every hour of therapy we provided. Your donation will help cover the cost for those who cannot afford counseling.

Please, donate to FCS and help those clients in Aransas Pass, Ingleside, Portland, Port Aransas, Rockport and Corpus Christi and other Coastal Bend Communities with therapy services for those who have and continue to deal with emotional trauma related to Hurricane Harvey and other issues!

Thank you for considering FCS for the Day of Giving."

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