Recently, two exciting events have taken place at Family Services of Western Pennsylvania. The first occured on Wednesday, May 19th at our Greensburg Office when we hosted the Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce “Chamber Bash”. This event introduced other chamber members to the work of Family Services and our mission in the community. Food was served in the theme of our ParentWISE Program Ice Cream Bash Fundraiser which is held in Greensburg every July. We are happy to acknowledge the generous underwriting of the refreshments by JRG Advisors.
What is a Chamber Bash?
It is a casual, informal networking reception where Chamber members have an opportunity to meet and network with other business professionals. It is a great way to get to know fellow members, developing working business relationships, and creating an increased awareness of you and your business. Family Services welcomed over 70 business people to our office at 211 Huff Avenue in Greensburg.
125th Anniversary Reception
Our second event took place on May 20th, when we hosted our 125th Anniversary Reception at a private residence in Highland Park. This by-invitation-only event celebrated Family Services’ long-time commitment to children and families through donation of our historical archives to the Senator John Heinz History Center.
The agency was founded in April 1885 and throughout our celebration year we have remembered the words of our founders:
“To Get the Right Thing Done.”
These simple, yet important, words have guided our work at Family Services of Western Pennsylvania for 125 years. Starting as pioneers in foster care for orphans, Family Services has consistently grown to meet the needs of children, adults and families in the Pittsburgh region. Today, we support more than 6,000 children and adults annually. While still providing nationally recognized programs for children, we also provide far-reaching services for frail seniors, adults challenged by substance abuse and adults with intellectual disabilities.
We are proud to share our history with the Senator John Heinz History Center so that everyone has access to our documents and photographs which tell the story of an organization that remains as vital to this region today as it was 125 years ago.