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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 [...]