Non-Profit Needs Community’s Help

Reported by: Melanie Kendall
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Updated: 7/15 6:53 pm
A 100-year-old non-profit group for mental health is in need of help itself.

Money is in short supply and there’s a fear that its doors may have to close.

Family Counseling Service needs to raise more than $30 thousand in the next two months.

FCS helps between 30-40 people each week through affordable counseling.

It’s an agency started in 1900 by the then-mayor of Lexington.

Mendy Daniels, executive director of FCS, said the non-profit has been treading water for the past two years trying to maintain services.

She said this year it lost $30 thousand in donations from the United Way of the Bluegrass and didn’t get the funding it requested from the city.

Now the agency only has enough money to stay open for six to eight more weeks.

“If we could get some cash flow just to operate for the rest of the fiscal year and a cheaper place to operate from, we would be in much better shape,” said Daniels.

FCS is asking the community for help.  It’s looking for monetary donations or a place with cheaper rent so it can keep serving the community.

Family Counseling Service can be reached at (859) 233-0033.

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