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6-week Parenting the Love and Logic Way group offered for no cost at The Village Family Service Center ALEXANDRIA – Douglas County parents can learn tools to stay calm, set limits, and put an end to arguing and back talk during a six-week group starting Tuesday, Feb. 15, at The Village Family Service Center, 4133 Iowa St., Suite 105, Alexandria. Parenting the Love and Logic Way® will meet from 4 [...]
FARGO – Local veterans can access financial coaching from The Village Financial Resource Center at no cost thanks to a new grant-funded program. The Fargo-based Hector Foundation awarded The Village a grant to provide financial education and services to area veterans. The Village will use that funding to provide three free months of financial coaching to up to 20 veterans. During financial [...]
BISMARCK – The Village Family Service Center has received a $5,000 grant from The Tom and Frances Leach Foundation. These funds will go toward providing behavioral health services, such as mental health counseling and in-home family therapy, to uninsured and underinsured people in the Bismarck area. The Village’s Bismarck office is located at 2207 E. Main Ave. For more information, call 701-255 [...]
GRAND FORKS – The Myra Foundation recently awarded The Village Family Service Center $3,525 in grant funding. The grant dollars will allow the nonprofit organization to purchase client furniture for its office in the Grand Cities Mall, as well as therapeutic supplies and storage for school-based mental health counselors. The Village provides mental health counseling services to children and adults [...]
FARGO – Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Village Family Service Center has received a $5,000 grant from the Alex Stern Family Foundation to defend the potential of youth in the Fargo-Moorhead community. Big Brothers Big Sisters matches kids ages 6 to 14 with volunteer “Bigs” who spend about four hours a month with their “Little,” either at the child’s school or doing activities in the community [...]
FARGO – The Village Family Service Center has achieved national accreditation again through the New York-based Council on Accreditation (COA). Organizations pursue accreditation to demonstrate the implementation of best practice standards in the field of human services. The Village, which offers mental health counseling, addiction treatment, adoption services, credit counseling and more, has been [...]
MINOT – More Minot residents will have access to mental health counseling thanks to grant funding from St. Joseph’s Community Health Foundation. On Monday, Nov. 15, the Foundation presented The Village Family Service Center with a check for $8,000 to help fund behavioral health services for uninsured and underinsured individuals. The Village also received $15,000 to provide pregnancy options [...]
FARGO – The Village Family Service Center’s Board of Directors announces that Kelly Olson, MS, LMFT, has been selected as The Village’s next Chief Executive Officer and President. She will be the first woman to serve as CEO in the organization’s 130-year history. Olson succeeds Jeff Pederson, who will retire effective Dec. 31. Pederson became The Village’s CEO in 2018. During his tenure, The [...]
FARGO – Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Village Family Service Center is proud to be recognized as a 2020 Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) Quality Award Winner. Every year, the BBBSA Nationwide Leadership Council, made up of local Big Brothers Big Sisters agency leaders and board members, select agencies for excellence in the one-to-one mentoring program, which ignites the power and [...]
FARGO – The Village Family Service Center announces the launch of a new campaign and diagnostic quiz to help community members identify if they have a debt challenge and to access tips, tools, and support. Through a campaign and website,, community members can take a fun, non-judgmental web-based quiz that helps people identify their debt situation and directs them to clear, easy [...]