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Family Counseling Center Executive Director Patty Gibbs and District Attorney David Cooke

Macon – Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney David Cooke announced Thursday his office’s donation of $150,000 as seed money for The Family Counseling Center of Central Georgia’s 2020 fundraising drive.

Established by the Junior League of Macon and United Way of Central Georgia in 1957, The Family Counseling Center is a non-profit agency that provides free and reduced cost services to Middle Georgia families in need.

“The Family Counseling Center provides essential services to crime victims, giving them the tools and treatment they need to heal,” Cooke said. “With this donation, I hope many Middle Georgia families will get the help they need for many years to come.”

Additionally, the District Attorney’s Office has pledged to match up to $50,000 in donations raised by The Family Counseling Center between now and June 31.

“I’m proud of the work Executive Director Patty Gibbs is doing to build on retired Executive Director Frank Mack’s legacy of helping crime victims get the help they need to heal, thrive and move on with their lives,” Cooke said. “I hope the community will join us in doing everything we can to help the Family Counseling Center continue in their mission to help those that need it the most.”

Since 2015, the District Attorney’s Office has helped support victim services providers using more than $500,000 in money forfeited by criminals.

In 2019, The Family Counseling Center served 919 crime victims in Bibb, Crawford and Peach counties.

In addition to helping crime victims, The Family Counseling Center also provides family counseling, adoption counseling, employee assistance services and other services.

It’s estimated that 84 percent of the people who receive help from The Family Counseling Center cannot afford the services they receive.

To donate, visit www.fcccg.org or call 478-745-2811.

Crime victims in need of services are asked to call 478-745-2811 or fill out the online application at https://www.fcccg.org/ to schedule an appointment. The Family Counseling Center has offices in Macon, Warner Robins and Gray.

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Contact: Amy Leigh Womack

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478-621-6179 (office)

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