Impact of the Merger: An Interview with CEO Lisa Hoeschele

Sometimes bigger is better. Recognizing the value of a strategic alliance, the Boards of Directors of Family & Children’s Society and Family Counseling Services of Cortland County (FCS Cortland) have decided to merge the two agencies. The merger will bring about some exciting changes that will expand services, introduce new … Read More

Amigo Search and Rescue Dogs Train at Main Street Location

In March, Amigo Search and Rescue (SAR) dog and handler teams trained at Family & Children’s Main Street office. Amigo SAR is a nonprofit K9 search and rescue team that offers its services free of charge to assist police and fire departments to find missing individuals. Although the team is … Read More

Seeking Nominations for Esther Couper Memorial Award

The Esther W. Couper Memorial Award, presented annually for outstanding service and dedication to the children and families of our community, was established by Family & Children’s Society in 2001 in honor of the agency’s founder. The award recognizes an individual, regardless of position or status, who exemplifies commitment and … Read More

Health Homes Moves to the Holiday Inn Arena

After months of planning, the Health Homes Program has moved into new office space in the Holiday Inn Arena on Hawley Street in Binghamton. The Health Homes Program, available since 2013, is a care coordination service that assists eligible clients in coordinating medical and mental health care as well as … Read More

United Way Partners with Rumble Ponies for “We Care Wednesday”

United Way is partnering with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies for “We Care Wednesday” on Wednesday June 21st at NYSEG Stadium as the Rumble Ponies face Bowie.  All proceeds from tickets purchased through United Way will support health and human service programs and community projects in Broome County. Tickets sold by … Read More

Barrett Named F&CS Aide of the Year

In late April, Family & Children’s Society had an opportunity to recognize one of our own at the Annual Aide Recognition Day Luncheon that is hosted by the Home Care Coalition of Broome County. Jeannine Barrett was honored at the event along with honorees from eleven other home health agencies … Read More

Risky Behaviors: Would You Know When You’ve Gone Too Far?

Would You Know When You’ve Gone Too Far? Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. But people experience symptoms of mental illnesses differently—and some engage in potentially dangerous or risky behaviors to avoid or cover up symptoms of a potential … Read More

Announcing Merger

For Immediate Release The Family & Children’s Society and Family Counseling Services of Cortland County Announce Strategic Merger Cortland, NY, February 24, 2017 – The Boards of Directors of both Family Counseling Services of Cortland County, Inc (FCS) and The Family & Children’s Society based in Broome County are pleased … Read More