Children's Aid Society of Mercer County is
Dedicated to the overall well-being of Children & Families. We are committed to supporting children and strengthening families and communities.
As we observe 130 years of providing uninterrupted services to children and families, we celebrate. We celebrate the 18-year-old young woman who found her forever family through our Creating Foundations mentoring program. We celebrate the adoptive families who are receiving countless hours of support and advocacy through Children’s Aid Society’s SWAN Post Permanency services. We celebrate the children who remain in their family home because of the intensive therapy provided to the family through Family Focus, our family based mental health program. We celebrate the families who leave our support groups with an increased awareness that they are not alone in their challenges in parenting. We celebrate the children who are lovingly cared for, who are learning new skills and who are making lifelong friendships during their stay at our Keystone Stars 4 Star Jumpstart day care. We celebrate the individuals that are actively working towards self-sustainability and becoming better parents as a result their participation in Parenting, Life Skills and Anger Management classes through our Family Life Program. We celebrate the families that provide loving and safe environments for children placed in their homes through our Foster Care program. We celebrate the hundreds of children that we help understand where they came from, who they are and where they are going through SWAN Child Preparation services. We celebrate the teens that experience a sense of normalcy and acceptance from their peers when they attend the monthly Teen Group. We celebrate the children who are now safely tucked into a new car seat through our affiliation with the Safe Kids program. We celebrate all of our funding sources who continue to believe that we are making a difference in the community. We celebrate all of our collaborations with numerous agencies and organizations as together, we will make a difference. We celebrate all who donate, in all ways, to our agency so that we can continue to “go the extra mile” for the children and families whom we serve. We celebrate our dedicated staff who tirelessly work to help improve the lives of children and families. We celebrate all the children, families and agency staff who have gone before us and paved the way so that we can continue to make a difference. There is so much to celebrate every day in so many ways. We celebrate!!
September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Each year in the United States, more than 47,000 people commit suicide. In Pennsylvania alone, there are around 2,000 cases a year. This calculates to 5 people a day.
“When someone dies by suicide, like any cause of death, the loss is felt by many. The ripples of loss spread from close family and friends to community members, acquaintances and even people the deceased did not know. All of those exposed to the loss may experience different levels of grief and trauma.” - Dunlap, Laura J.
Suicide may feel like a scary topic and can be terrifying to think that you or a loved one may be considering it. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)For immediate help, anytime, day or night! The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, funded by the Federal Government, provides immediate assistance to individuals in suicidal crisis by connecting them to the nearest crisis center in their area. The hotline also provides help and assistance if you are suicidal or are concerned about a friend or loved one.
Your generous gift will help us fund our mission to help those in need. Together, we can make a difference.