Santa Maria Community Reception
WHEN: Monday, October 23, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: 105 N. Lincoln Street, Santa Maria 805-928-1707
WHAT: Family Service Agency (FSA) and Santa Maria Valley Youth & Family Center (SMVYFC)
are celebrating their merger and Judi Nishimori’s 39-year career.
WHY: With the upcoming retirement of SMVYFC Executive Director, Judi Nishimori, the merger with FSA is a strategic way to strengthen and expand critical services for families and children in the Santa Maria Valley.
- Find out what we hope to achieve through our merger
- Learn about vital programs and services
- Meet our leadership team and board members
- Help us celebrate Judi Nishimori’s career
Benefits of the merger include: Easier access to services— most services will now be available countywide; greater financial stability and organizational efficiency; combined staff expertise creating a hub of service excellence; and the opportunity to positively impact over 28,000 children, families and individuals in Santa Barbara County.
The mission of Family Service Agency (FSA) is to strengthen and advocate for families and individuals of all ages and diversities, helping to create and preserve a healthy community. FSA is regarded as one of Santa Barbara County’s most reliable and effective nonprofit human service organizations. Established in 1899, FSA improves the health and well-being of our community’s most vulnerable children, families and seniors by ensuring access to food, shelter and other basic needs, as well as providing youth mentoring, case management, substance abuse treatment, advocacy, and a wide-array of mental health programs. For more information, visit www.fsacares.org.