Family Assessment Counseling & Education Services
F.A.C.E.S. mission is to provide assessment, mental health services, education services, and support to families in crisis from separation and divorce, domestic violence and substance abuse to prevent family violence.
Our vision is to reach all families with counseling services and education for prevention and intervention of family disruption and violence. To help families solve problems and receive the emotional attention and support they need to rebuild their lives.
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As of March 15th we are gradually beginning to open the offices for spaced services with family members. Please contact the office for available onsite appointments.
Otherwise, we are currently offering telehealth services. We have 200 sessions each week staffed by professional therapists and monitors on zoom. FACES offices in Fullerton, Laguna Hills, and Los Angeles are open on a limited, appointment-only basis to ensure health and safety of our clients and staff. For more information about COVID-19 COVID19.CA.GOV
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The idea of FACES was conceived in 1988. Working first in the Superior Court with divorcing families, the visionaries saw first hand a need for more services than a two hour mediation visit. The families they worked with were angry, lonely, worried about their children. They often had little community resources to send families to after mediation. They observed how children were shuffled back and forth, experiencing parents with problems. The women knew that these traumatic experiences may endure throughout their lifetime.
So, these founders envisioned a place where children and parents would have easy access to affordable counseling. These parents would learn how to strengthen their reconfigured families. The founders got to work.
Mary O'Connor, MFT and fellow single parent, along with co-founders Shelley Driscoll and Cheryl Ramirez, pooled their resources and invited other community members to get involved to begin a journey that has led to thousands of families that have received help and healing for over two decades. Our community spirit has encouraged hundreds of volunteers to contribute time and donations to the agency.
Fill out the contact form below to get in touch with FACES. Learn more about our work and how you can get involved.