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Counseling center awarded $25K grant

GLOVERSVILLE — The Family Counseling Center received a $25,000 grant from the Johnstown Hospital Foundation. The funds will support a new medically-assisted substance abuse program for which the Family Counseling Center has licenses to treat 175 people based on professional credentials of their psychiatrists and three psychiatric nurse practitioners, according to a news release.

“This program will provide an invaluable service to our community. Over the last decade, we have witnessed the substance abuse crisis in our area grow significantly. Grants such as this will allow us to address this crisis from multiple angles to ensure that everyone gets the support they need”, said Michael Countryman, Family Counseling Center executive director. “This program, and the agency, will address all aspects of substance abuse and addiction, ranging from prevention to recovery as well as support and empowerment of families. Strategically advancing addiction care, and addressing misconceptions and stigma, we hope to change the way addiction is perceived in our area.”

The Family Counseling Center is designated as a National Health Services Corps, serving all patients, regardless of ability to pay, social status, or circumstances. In addition to the new substance abuse program, the Family Counseling Center continues to provide counseling services for children within 22 schools across Fulton and Montgomery counties, as well as incarcerated inmates, maintain a Mobile Crisis team and domestic violence shelter and program.

For more than 40 years, The Family Counseling Center has provided a broad range of mental health and social services to families and individuals of all ages in Fulton and Montgomery counties. It is currently the only licensed children’s mental health facility in Fulton County.

To learn more, visit www.thefamilycounselingcenter.org or https://www.facebook.com/FamilyCounselingFultonCounty.

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