The Family Support Network (FSN) cheered a successful year of service to the community; Executive Director Dr. Sylvia Simmonds announced that more than 40 Christmas presents were donated to families in need during the holiday.
In making the announcement of the fitting ending to another year of charity, Dr. Simmonds said: “This Christmas over 45 families received food and their children had at least one or two gifts to open. If you were a fly on the wall in FSN you would have seen the tears, appreciation, and joy on the faces of the children and mothers. Once again it was because of the concerned persons and organizations who had compassion and a giving heart to make sure families did not go without this Christmas.”
The Executive Director said: “I want to give a big thank you for such a great year, and it was because of the many organizations, agencies, and private citizens who always give when we ask for help. We could not have done it without your continuous support and donations.”
In chronicling the contributions the organization made to the community in 2015, Dr. Simmonds noted that more than a thousand persons sought help from the office: “Over 1200 people came through the doors of FSN and of that number 230 were new clients to the office. FSN provided food from our food pantry to over 800 women and men, and we processed over 55 Protective Orders.”
“FSN provided over 600 counseling sessions to men, women, and children. We also provided services to over 15 court order clients. It is with a heartfelt thank you from the families of FSN that we say how grateful we are for your help, love and generosity,” she added.