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Familylinks, Vintage, Inc. Join Forces to Create Stronger Future for Senior Services

Familylinks to Expand Senior Services Programs, Become Parent of Vintage
Vintage to Retain Name, Programs, Service Locations and Management

The Boards of Directors of two non-profit agencies this week voted unanimously to authorize the affiliation of Familylinks and Vintage, Inc. as part of their respective plans  to expand Familylinks’ overall senior ancillary services and to grow Vintage’s programs and services.

This affiliation, a complementary fit between the organizations, will not have any effect on the current programs, service locations or staffing of either the Vintage senior center programs and activities serving the east end neighborhoods of Pittsburgh, or of the Familylinks programs.  This affiliation will ensure the continuation of the Vintage programs in the years ahead, and add to Familylinks’ senior services.

Viewed and encouraged by major funders as a progressive move for both non-profits, this strategic alliance is a result of future planning by both organizations that share similar missions, cultures, services and operational support that will benefit programming for seniors in the region. Due diligence was recently completed by both organizations with the respective Boards voting last week to proceed with a formal affiliation. As a subsidiary, Vintage will maintain its Board of Directors, including some representation on the Familylinks Board. This affiliation must also be approved by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office and is expected to take effect on July 1, 2015. Continue Reading

Familylinks Hosts Public Discussion on Teens and Mental Health

Parents are invited to ask experts questions and get answers Familylinks and the Upper St. Clair Youth Steering Committee are hosting a panel discussion for parents about teens and mental health, featuring Dr. Jonathan Pletcher, clinical director of the Dept. of Adolescent Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. “Teens, Hormones and Moods: What… Continue Reading

Learn More About Helping Homeless Youth

Did you know in the US alone: There are about 2 million youths who experience homelessness every year Nearly 40 percent of our homeless population are children, with more than 40 percent under the age of five More than 100,000 youth sleep on the street for six months or more in America These are painful… Continue Reading

Just Jazz To Be Held at the August Wilson Center

Familylinks, with Honorary Chair Chuck Sanders, will host the inaugural Just Jazz concert presented by BNY Mellon Jazz on March 6, 2013 at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture. The event, which includes a cocktail reception, VIP meet & greet, and jazz performances, will raise funds to support Familylinks’ vital programs and services.… Continue Reading

Pet Therapy Comes to TLC

Familylinks’ Therapeutic Learning Center now has two furry friends thanks to a new pet therapy program in which registered dogs visit the students for sessions filled with plenty of fun and relaxation. Lynn Pilarski and Sue Francis are the dog owners who connected with TLC through their mutual friend and Familylinks volunteer, Debbie Lynch. Lynn… Continue Reading