Family Services offers popular early childhood parenting program this fall

From Family Services… Pre-registration is required for this program!

Family Services to Offer Love & Logic: Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun!
 
 Would you like to feel more confident as a parent? Would you like to have more fun parenting? Would you like to feel more relaxed at the end of the day?

Family Services is offering America’s most practical and entertaining parent training program, Love & Logic: Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun!® The program, designed for parents with children ages 0–6, will be held on six consecutive Wednesday mornings beginning October 2. Each session will run from 10–11:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 660 North Charlotte Street, Pottstown. The program is free, and free childcare is available. Pre-registration is required. Registration deadline is Friday, September 20.

The Love and Logic approach to raising children places parents in control and teaches kids to be respectful, responsible and prepares them for the real world of challenges. Parents of toddlers and pre-schoolers through teens have found this parenting strategy to be remarkably rewarding and easy to implement. Love and Logic is a common sense approach that helps to resolve annoying behaviors, as well as serious behavioral problems in children.

For more information or to register for Love & Logic: Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun!, contact Megan Schmierer at 610-326-1610 ext. 242 or mschmierer@fsmontco.org.

Since 1900, Family Services has been caring for children, seniors and families in Montgomery County who face everyday emotional difficulties or physical hardships. The agency’s innovative social service programs make a positive difference in the lives of 16,000 county residents each year. For more information, contact Family Services’ Pottstown Office, located at 1976 East High Street, at 610-326-1610 or visit www.fsmontco.org.

Family Services seeks sponsors for 10-mile trail run

Family Services is seeking sponsorship for their upcoming 10 mile trail run!

Family Services has been selected to be the benefiting charity of the Annual Evansburg Challenge 10-mile trail run, to be held this year on Sunday, October 20th.  This 10-mile trail run through beautiful Evansburg State Park near Collegeville is one of the most popular trail runs in eastern Pennsylvania, attracting more than 200 participants each year. See sponsorship info here: Evansburg Challenge Sponsorship Levels 2013

Now in its 16th year, the Challenge is managed and planned by Pretzel City Sports.  The race course follows 10 miles of single and double track horse trails by the Skippack Creek with water crossings, ditches and puddles, and a steep muddy climb.  Pine groves, berry patches, and mud-gullies dot the trail. The 16th Annual Evansburg Challenge will be held on Sunday, October 20, 2013.

Family Services of Montgomery County PA (FSMC) is a 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit multi-service agency with three branches located throughout Montgomery County. The vision of Family Services is strong, caring community of individuals and families meeting the challenges and opportunities of life with the mission of being committed to improving the lives of people in Montgomery County, Pa.  The agency has three overarching goals: 1) People have improved life prospects, 2) Families function adaptively, 3) Clients reduce risks to achieving and maintaining self-sufficiency.

Please contact Tricia Reedy Jones at treedyjones@fsmontco.org or (610) 630-0201 to discuss your sponsorship level.  Thank you!

All donations are 100% tax deductible.  Please send donations to 3125 Ridge Pike, Eagleville, PA 19403 no later than September 1, 2013.   Please call (610) 630-0201.

Thank you for your contribution!

Tricia Reedy Jones, MPA
Program Director
Foster Grandparent Program
Program of Family Services of Montgomery County
3125 Ridge Pike
Eagleville, PA 19403
(610) 630-0201
Foster Grandparents – “Where Love Grows”

 

Meals on Wheels fundraiser brings The Fabulous Greaseband to Sunnybrook on Oct. 5th

On Friday, October 5th, The Fabulous Greaseband brings their rock’n’roll party to the historic Sunnybrook Ballroom to entertain Meals on Wheels supporters for an  annual fundraising event.

From their website: The Fabulous Greaseband is a seven member “Best of the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Party Band. Their highly entertaining and energetic delivery of the greatest dance songs ever written has kept the group on top for the last thirty five years.”

Sunnybrook Ballroom is located at 50 Sunnybrook Road, Pottstown, PA 19464. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Show begins at 8 p.m.  $25 general admission. (Cash beverage and snack bar)

Meals on Wheels is partially funded by Aging and Adult Services, and they need to raise funds to close the gap.  As in past economic downturns, non-profit charitable organizations are dramatically affected by dwindling resources at a time when need is increasing.  Family Services’ Meals on Wheels program, now in its 41st year of operation, serves more than 88,220 meals a year to 400 homebound seniors with the help of 200 loyal volunteers.  Their goal is to help homebound older adults remain in their homes despite temporary or chronic medical setbacks.

 

Family Services Meals on Wheels

1976 East High Street
Pottstown , PA 19464

Pottstown Family Center Offers Workshop for Fathers

The Pottstown Family Center is offering Dare To Be The Best, an interactive workshop for fathers.

Participants in Dare To Be The Best will be supported in being the best parent they can be through father-child interaction, case management, education, and advocacy. Information about community resources, services and programs will be available.

Dare To Be The Best will be held on six Wednesday evenings beginning April 11. Each session will run from 6:30-8 p.m. at Rupert Elementary School, 1230 South Street, Pottstown.  Free child care is available.

Pre-registration is required. Registration deadline is Thursday, April 5. For more information or to register, contact Rob Gaskill at 610-326-1610 ext. 239 or rgaskill@fsmontco.org.

Established in 1993, the Pottstown Family Center offers support programs and services that help families learn, grow and achieve self-sufficiency. Family Services has served as the lead agency of the Pottstown Family Center for nearly 10 years. For more information on the Pottstown Family Center, contact Family Services’ Pottstown Office at 610-326-1610 or visit www.fsmontco.org.

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