Charity of the Month – Family Enrichment and Counselling Services Fredericton Inc.

First off, I should say that Family Enrichment and Counselling Services Fredericton Inc. is one of my favorite non-profit organizations for two reasons. One, my mother recently took on the position of Executive Director, which has been her “dream” job for the last 15 years.  Two, counselling saved my life, quite literally, so I believe in it passionately.

Family Enrichment and Counselling Service Fredericton Inc. is a not-for-profit, community agency dedicated to providing counselling services and educational programs in Fredericton and surrounding area since 1974. They offer professional and confidential services to support the individual, the family, the employer, and the community. Better yet, there is no referral required, and most clients are seen within a week!

They provide services to children (Play Therapy); individuals, families, and couples; to employees through Employment Assistance Programs (EAP) and to employers through on-site consultation and training; and to the community through personal and professional development programs and advocacy.

Their therapists and facilitators can help with challenges involving abuse (physical, emotional, financial), anger, anxiety, budgeting, bullying, depression, separation and divorce, fears, financial planning, grief, panic attacks, parenting, relationships, self-esteem, stress, suicide, and more.

And one of the things I love most about this organization, they believe in Services for Everyone! They use a sliding scale fee based on ability to pay for counselling services. And personal and professional development programs can be offered at a reduced (subsidized) rate. How incredible is that?!

For more information on this amazing organization, visit their website at: http://www.familyenrichment.ca. And be sure to check the website often as they are getting a website overhaul in 2011. A local company, Smartypants.com is donating a website redesign as part of their commitment to give back to the community. Cheers and hats off to the Smartypants gang for going above and beyond – you couldn’t have picked a more deserving organization to support.

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