Family Counseling Services of Northern Illinois is proud to announce that it has received a $15,000 grant for Counseling Changes Lives – Everyone Should Have Access. The grant was awarded by the Dr. Louis and Violet Rubin Fund of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois’ Community Grants Program.

The grant from the CFNIL will subsidize low income individuals, families, or couples from the community to receive over 300 hours of counseling services that will help families learn skills to build healthier and happier relationships; skills that will give individuals the capacity to deal effectively with depression, bullying, anxiety, phobias, aging, and other conditions that are limiting; and interventions for couples that will allow them to make relationship decisions that are best for themselves and their families.

“The funds from this grant will help ensure the underserved of our community will continue to have a place to go for professional counseling help and support,” states FCS Board President David Larson. “Over 65% of the people who come through FCS’ doors looking for help have no insurance and cannot find this help elsewhere. This grant will provide counseling help to over 50 individuals in our community.”