Family Service Center opens new office!

Pioneer Press article by Kathy Routliffe 

New BuildingA much-needed move by Wilmette’s venerable Family Service Center to new Lake Avenue quarters has been completed successfully, allowing the center to serve area families in more usable space.

Family Service Center’s new location, at 3545 Lake Ave., is not only more accessible to people with disabilities than was its former office at 1167 Wilmette Ave., the new site has provided staff with additional therapy rooms, and more space for community and education programs, organization officials say.

The center, also known as FSC, was formed in 1913. It operated in its previous downtown Wilmette space since the 1940s. Center officials began talking about finding more spacious and accessible premises at least five years ago and three years ago they started a capital campaign to raise money for a move.

In addition to its new office, which lies just west of the Edens Expressway near the Wilmette-Glenview border, FSC continues to operate a Northbrook site at 1830 Techny Court.

The organization is a nonprofit mental health provider, offering therapy services to more than 600 families and individuals who live or work in Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glenview and Northbrook. It also provides educational courses, and offers employee-assistance programs for local organizations.