Family Services to host Annual Report to the Community luncheon

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The Family Partnership Center of Family Services.

POUGHKEEPSIE –  Members of the community are invited to join Family Services for a luncheon on Thursday, February 6, 2020, between 12:00-2:00 pm at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel, 40 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY.  At this year’s luncheon, the Board of Directors and Leadership Team will share the agency achievements of 2019, discuss plans for 2020, and recognize key community partners Amy Cole (longstanding Director of Family Support Services), L’Quette Taylor (Founder of Community Matters 2) and Maureen Murphy (Coordinator with the Dutchess County Department of Behavioral and Community Health).   At the event, Joseph Mullany, President of Vassar Brothers Medical Center will also provide a brief update on Nuvance Health.  

This year’s Report to the Community Luncheon will feature a keynote presentation on Understanding Resilience by Dr. Anthony Salerno, Ph.D. Dr. Salerno is a consultant with the National Council for Behavioral Health, an NYS licensed psychologist, as well as a practice and policy scholar for New York University’s McSilver Institute.  With extensive experience training multidisciplinary staff in the principles and practices of psychiatric rehabilitation, integrated care, group facilitation, and health policy, Dr. Salerno assists organizations to systematically adopt and sustain practice innovations.

To learn more and purchase tickets for the Report to the Community event, please visit  

Founded in 1879, Family Services brings people together to find the support they need, improving their lives and communities, and building a stronger, safer Hudson Valley. Our program areas include Behavioral Health, Victim Services, Family Programs, Youth Services, Community Safety, and Prevention. Last year, over 17,000 children, adults, and families benefited from Family Services programs in Dutchess, Ulster, and Orange counties.

Family Services also manages the Family Partnership Center as a location where the community can come together for conversation and the exchange of ideas, participate in athletics and arts programming, and where a variety of nonprofits and related organizations can co-locate and collaborate to offer enhanced services that create real access. Last year over 70,000 people took advantage of services or activities on this 100,000+ square-foot campus.