Village Family Service Center

LIVE: Group Therapy Program Helps LGBTQ+ Teens Deal With Challenges Of Life

Pride Teens Program Starts August 16th

  A group therapy program is back for its second year helping LGBTQ+ teens navigate difficult issues. The Village Family Service Center is stating its “Pride Teens” program August 16th. It runs through October 18th. Teens will meet once a week to talk about things like coming out, developing positive relationships, identity development, suicide awareness and more. The goal is…

Big Brothers/Big Sisters’ Biggest Fundraiser Returns In Person This Year

Their "Bowl for Kids' Sake" event is set for March 24th and 25th

  FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The Biggest Fundraiser of the year for Big Brothers/Big Sisters returns in person for the first time in three years. Their “Bowl for Kids’ Sake” event is set for March 24th and 25th. They had to go virtual each of the last two years during the pandemic. This year, they’re excited to bowl together again….

LIVE: Big Brothers/Big Sisters Gets Busy Searching For Mentors For Local Kids

70-80 Kids Need a Mentor Right Now in the F/M Metro

  Fargo, N.D. (KVRR) – Dozens of kids in the metro need a mentor. Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Village Family Service Center is pulling out all the stops to help find them. They’re busy right now. January is National Mentoring Month. They’ve been trying to raise awareness and recruit new mentors all month. February brings the Big Draft, their…

Dakotas, MN Among Least Stressed States In The U.S.

WalletHub Survey Names South Dakota Least Stressed, MN 3rd & ND 5th

According to a new report, we’re pretty relaxed around these parts. A Wallethub report names South Dakota the least-stressed state in the country. North Dakota and Minnesota both came in the top five least stressed. The study examined factors like average hours worked per week to the personal bankruptcy rate to the share of adults getting adequate sleep. The last…

LIVE: Wine & Dine Gala Going Virtual For Village Family Service Center

Enjoy Your Food And Wine At Home While Live Streaming Event

  One of the biggest annual charity events in the metro is still inviting you to wine and dine virtually this year. The Village Family Service Center is carrying on with its annual Wine & Dine gala on November 20th. Instead of gathering everyone together, they’re partnering with the Delta by Marriott and Happy Harry’s to provide food and wine…

Social Distancing: Diffusing The Giant Stress Ball

Pandemic Stress Could Combine With Seasonal Stress

  We’ve been living with the stress of the pandemic for more than half a year now. With cold, dreary looming, the possibility of Seasonal affective disorder could cause people to spiral emotionally. But today we’ve got tips from the Village Family Service Center. Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Ruth Denton-Graber says pandemic stress and Seasonal affective disorder have similar effects…

LIVE: How To Cope With Stresses Of Society

A pandemic. Worldwide protests. We are living in a more stressful time than we've seen in a long time.

  A pandemic. Worldwide protests. We are living in a more stressful time than we’ve seen in a long time. The Village Family Service Center has some tips to help cope with the stresses we’re all dealing with. Counselor Denise Hellekson says you can help your stress levels by not focusing on what-ifs. She says our minds always go to…

Social Distancing: Balancing Life When You’re Working From Home

Tips On Keeping Your Work And Home Lives Separate If You Work From Home During COVID-19

  It can be a challenge keeping your job stress from coming home with you if you’re working at home due to COVID-19. Counselor Rachel Blumhardt with The Village Family Service Center says it’s important to make clear lines between work life and home life when you’re working from home. She recommends people set up home offices separate from their…

Monday Match: Adam Ladwig And Garrin

Adam Talks About The Amazing Bond He Has With His Little Of 3 1/2 Years

  It’s time for our Monday match this morning, highlighting Bigs and Littles paired through Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Village Family Service Center. This week’s match is me and my Little Brother, Garrin. Let me tell you a little bit about my bud, Garrin. We’ve been matched nearly three and a half years. We love to play video…

A Dog Doctor Brings Joy to the Village Family Service Center

He and therapist Shauna Erickson are a registered therapy team

FARGO, N.D. — An unconventional doctor at the Village Family Service Center is helping people from all walks of life. His name is Doctor Spencer Reid, CGC, AKC. “More credentials than his mama,” clinical supervisor and child therapist Shauna Erickson said. Dr. Reid is a dog. His credentials stand for Canine Good Citizen and American Kennel Club– essentially obedience certification….