Family & Children’s Services receives $10K grant from community foundation, Hemlock

Family & Children’s Services (FCS) has received a grant of $10,000 from the Midland Area Community Foundation and Hemlock Semiconductor to provide mental health counseling services to rural communities in Midland County.

The Hemlock Semiconductor grant was awarded through its donor-advised fund held at the community foundation.

Family & Children’s Services has partnered with the Greater Midland’s Coleman Family Center to remove barriers such as affordability, transportation and stigma to improve access to mental health treatment. FCS’s ultimate goal is to expand the existing program to provide mental health counseling and support to all rural areas of Midland County and the Great Lakes Bay Region through further collaboration.

“This counseling program is both scalable and sustainable,” FCS CEO Joe Blewett said. “Thanks to the Midland Area Community Foundation, Hemlock Semiconductor and other partners we can provide therapy services to rural communities.”