Village Family Service Center

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….

MONDAY MATCH: Erika And Cora

Erika And Cora Are A School-Based Match

  In this week’s Monday Match, we are putting the spotlight on Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Village Family Service Center’s school-based mentoring program. Volunteer Bigs go into their Little’s school for an hour a week to have lunch and play games. Meet Erika and Cora, who are starting their second school year together. · They meet once a…

LIVE: Urgent Need For School-Based Big Brothers/Big Sisters

Group Needs Around 50 People To Mentor Kids In Schools

  You can change the life of a kid in our area in just one hour a week. And they need you now more than ever. Big Brothers/Big Sisters is looking for School–based Bigs, like Erika and Cora, who are pictured. School–based Bigs visit with kids for an hour each week during their lunch hour. Big Brothers/Big Sisters needs about…

MONDAY MATCH: Mark And William

Mark And William Have Been Matched For More Than 2 Years

  Each week, KVRR highlights a Big and Little who are matched through Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Village Family Service Center. This week’s Monday Match is Mark and William: They just celebrated their 2 year anniversary of being matched. They like to go to SkyZone, Thunder Road, and Dairy Queen. They love to talk about life, make jokes, and…

Daytime Addiction Treatment Program Starting In Fargo

First Step Program Launches Feb. 18

An addiction treatment facility is making it easier than ever to get the counseling you need to help you or a loved one. First Step Recovery is starting daytime addiction treatment next Monday. The nine-hour a week outpatient program will be from 9:00 to noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Addiction counselors say there’s already interest in the new daytime…

LIVE: New Logo Hopes To Lead To New Mentors For Big Brothers Big Sisters

Fargo Chapter Part Of Nationwide Roll-out

  Big Brothers Big Sisters Fargo Program Director Susan Smith joins Adam to talk about the new look for BBBS. The Fargo chapter rolled out its new logo on October 1st as part of a nationwide effort to re-establish the group’s brand. Smith says many younger people don’t recognize the old BBBS logo, and they want to remind people how…

The Village Offers Fargo & Cass County Officers Suicide Screening

FARGO, N.D. – A new tool is helping protect the lives of the people who protect us every day. The Village Family Service Center is offering an Interactive Screening Program from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. It’s now available to law enforcement at the Fargo Police Department and Cass County Sheriff’s office. Counselors review anonymous questionnaires and help people…