Our Humble Beginnings
FSA Counseling Center has served the Wabash Valley since 1862 and was incorporated in 1948. Previous names include the Ladies Aide Society, Society for Organized Charity, and from the 1920’s to 1940’s, we were known as the Family Welfare Society. Originally, FSA was dedicated to helping widows and orphans of the Civil War following a donation of $500 from Chauncey Rose. During the 1920’s, Family Service Organization ran the Friendly Inn, which provided housing and meals to transient individuals, and financial assistance to those in need.
Through the years, FSA has stayed abreast of the changing mental healthcare landscape, constantly adapting our offerings to better serve the community. Today, FSA provides counseling, batterer’s intervention, anger management, parent education, supervised visits, training in domestic violence to law enforcement, and many other services. We serve the counties of Parke, Vermillion, Sullivan, Clay, and Vigo in Indiana, and Edgar and Clarke in Illinois, providing quality, affordable counseling for individuals and families of all ages and circumstances. On an average year, FSA provides 7,000+ hours of service to over 1,200 people.