On Oct. 2, friends and supporters of Westmont Family Counseling Ministries gathered at Sunnehanna Country Club for our annual fundraising dinner. The evening’s program included John Maketa, who gave a fascinating presentation on demographics, “Facing the Future with Optimism.” We are grateful to the sponsors, donors, and everyone who attended this important event, which helps … Continue reading Thank you for supporting our 2019 Annual Dinner!
One of the things that makes WFCM special is that we serve all people who need counseling – including those who are unable to pay for it, or who don’t have adequate insurance. That’s why we engage in fundraising activities like our annual dinner, which is held annually the first Wednesday in October at the … Continue reading WFCM’s annual dinner is set for Oct. 2: Facing the Future with Optimism
One in six Americans live in a multigenerational household, meaning that more than two generations are together under the same roof. Of these, an increasing number are grandfamilies – that is, households headed by an older couple or individual who is raising grandchildren under the age of 18. In these cases, grandparents have stepped in … Continue reading When grandparents are raising grandchildren
Sunshine is an effective mood-lifter – most of us notice that a sunny day makes it easier to be cheerful, while grey days can contribute to a gloomy mood. It’s normal for the weather to have an effect on your mood, but in some people, this is a deeper problem called Seasonal Affective Disorder, which … Continue reading Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
There is a growing need to help family members affected by a loved one’s addiction. Westmont Family Counseling Ministries offers the Sanity Group, a support group for people in this situation. The group, which is free and confidential, is facilitated by Michele Thomas, a certified drug and alcohol counselor. Addiction, whether to alcohol or prescription … Continue reading Families dealing with addiction find support through our Sanity Group