Program will help FCS continue to serve the much needed families of Miami-Dade County
October 31st, 2012 (Miami, FL) – Family Counseling Services of Greater Miami (FCS), a non-profit providing specialized mental health services for children and families suffering from abuse and neglect, was the recipient of a generous community outreach project sponsored by Amadeus, Inc. and coordinated by United Way of Miami-Dade. Amadeus (www.amadeus.us.com) is a leading transaction processor and provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel and tourism industry with offices in Miami, Buenos Aires, Bangkok and Dubai.
More than 130 volunteers donated their time on Friday, October 19th to assist in landscaping, painting and other improvement projects on aging FCS grounds. In particular, one of the projects was the refurbishment of Lynn’s Garden. Lynn was a long time staff member at FCS who recently passed away from breast cancer. She was a tireless advocate for the children she counseled, and through her love and caring for these children and their families, she was able to help heal the hurt her clients suffered.
“We are so grateful to receive the help of Amadeus as a charitable community outreach partner. All efforts enhanced FCS and provide an enormous impact in the way we help the children and families we serve,” said Heather Winters, Chief Executive Officer of FCS (www.familycounseling.org). “With the help of Amadeus, United Way of Miami-Dade, Sherwin Williams, Pete Anselmo of Raymond Jungles and Doug Ingram Nursery, we are able to provide a welcoming garden setting that will put children at ease, so they can sit with their counselor, in an open, quiet, natural environment to feel safe and discuss their difficult experiences, fears, hurts, hopes and dreams for the future.”
Family Counseling Services’ specialties include: Infant Mental Health, a unique specialty focusing on the relationship between a child and parent(s) or primary caregiver(s); Sexual Violence Intervention, provided through The Journey Institute program for survivors of sexual abuse and assault; Violence Prevention Education designed for at-risk children and youth; and Care Coordination and Family Therapy to help clients cope with personal, emotional and relationship problems.