Family Service Association of Howard County, Inc.

History

Family Service Association of Howard County, Inc. was incorporated in 1968 as an Indiana not-for-profit entity and has been determined by the United States Internal Revenue Service to be a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

FSA's first program was Family Counseling and it's original mission was to provide counseling services to low income families who couldn't afford services elsewhere.

Over the years, FSA has remained true to serving primarily low income families with services that are otherwise not affordable. In addition, however, we have added programs , such as the Domestic Violence Shelter and various parent training programs, which are beneficial to a wide-range of people. FSA's array of programs has broadened but our mission has stayed essentially the same.

FSA is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who determine the programs FSA will offer, set the policies that govern the day-to-day operations of the agency, oversee the financial accountability of the agency, and represent the agency in the community.

FSA primarily uses paid staff to deliver its programs and services although volunteers play important roles in the Child Abuse Prevention and Domestic Violence Programs. Those interested in learning about volunteer opportunities at FSA are encouraged to call the agency and express interest in serving.

FSA has been a United Way agency since 1969 and actively supports the Annual United Way Campaign and other United Way fund raising events throughout the year.

FSA is dedicated to accountability and transparency in all of its dealings with the public. The agency is audited annually by an independent auditor, most recently Katz Sapper and Miller out of Indianapolis. Audits and IRS Form 990 are available for review during normal business hours. Copies are available at a nominal charge.

Family Service Association does not discriminate in employment or service delivery regardless of sex, race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry or handicap.