News and Events

  • Podcast on Alcohol and Messages Being Sent to Youth

    April 22, 2020 7:55 am

    An episode of the Tuscarawas County Anti Drug Coalition podcast with our Prevention Staff cautioning parents to be mindful of messages that might be sent during COVID-19 around alcohol.

    Listen to the podcast here.



    November 2, 2018 8:00 pm

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                              FOR MORE INFORMATION         Amanda Burdette 330-476-6056 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH Area Nonprofits Celebrate Families at October 27th Event   October 11, 2018 Carrollton, Ohio - Harbor Point Domestic Violence Shelter is teaming up with Harbor House DV Shelter, COMPASS, and STEAM Centers of Tuscarawas County, to honor local families who have suffered the effects of domestic violence. A Fall Family Fun Fest will be held at Carroll Hills School on October 27, 2018 from 11am to 2pm. The school is located at 2167 Kensington Rd NE in Carrollton, Ohio. This event will bring families together to relax and enjoy many activities while celebrating those who have survived challenging situations. This year’s festival will feature a talk from a domestic violence survivor who will share her inspirational story of survival and hope. Domestic Violence Awareness Month was first Observed in 1987 and has focused on:

    • Mourning those who have died because of domestic violence
    • Celebrating those who have survived
    • Connecting with those who work to end violence
    This year’s theme centers around a unified message #1Thing.  Change can start with only #1Thing meaning one person’s actions may seem insignificant, but together a communities’ collective #1Things can lead to real social transformation. This year’s event offers families and guests fun activities including, STEAM Center’s pop up museum, face painting, pumpkin painting, corn hole and a selfie booth. Guests can enjoy free refreshments and can win great raffle prizes and enter a 50/50 drawing. For more information, contact shelter manager, Amanda Burdette at 330-476-6056 or About Harbor Point Domestic Violence Shelter Harbor Point Domestic Violence Shelter is a division of Personal and Family Counseling Services, an OhioGuidestone organization and a member of the Ohio Domestic Violence Network. The shelter opened in December 2017 to meet the needs of survivors of abuse in Carroll County. They have provided 2,233 nights of safe shelter to 38 adults and 45 kids since opening their doors. Harbor Point practices family preservation and has sheltered 5 dogs and 1 cat with their families. Harbor Point provides a full range of services for survivors, including counseling, case management, advocacy, education, and assistance in meeting basic living needs through grants and community donations. The shelter can be reached through their 24-hour hotline at 330-476-6056. Contact: Amanda Burdette, Manager Harbor Point Domestic Violence Shelter 330-476-6056 Press Release

  • Personal and Family Counseling Services Raises Over $17,000 with Annual Masquerade Ball Fundraiser

    February 8, 2017 2:11 pm

    (February 2017, New Philadelphia, Ohio) Personal and Family Counseling Services hosted their eighth annual Masquerade Ball on January 21, 2017 and raised over $17,000. This was our most successful event yet! The Masquerade Ball was held at Union Country Club in Dover, Ohio, with approximately 160 guests in attendance. The funds raised will provide support for Domestic Violence Shelter services and well as other programs such as In-Home Parent Mentoring, Supervised Visitations and special activities and events.   A special thank you to our sponsors: Lauren International; New Philadelphia Elks #510; Dr. James Karlowicz; Dover Chemical Corp.; Hanhart Agency, Inc.; Prime Prodata Inc.; Springhill Suites; Ferris Chevrolet; Gemini Fiber Corp.; Cascade Lighting Inc.; Republic State Mortgage Co.; Caleb Robinson DDS; Wendy’s; Tusc. Construction Supply LLC;R & J Cylinder; Union Hospital; Frantz Grinding; and Pat Russell. The sponsorships really make the difference and we are blessed to be a part of such a fabulous group of supporters who see the value in strong families.   It was great to see so many returning guests as well as some new. The evening included a sit down meal prepared by the Chef of the Club, music by Mobile Jams, dancing, a 50/50 raffle, jackpot drawings, and a silent auction. Many walked away with fabulous baskets, tickets to events, and items to pamper themselves. Overall, everyone enjoyed the evening and we hope to see everyone again next year.   For more information about PFCS and this year’s Masquerade Ball, please contact Pam Trimmer, Executive Director PFCS, at 330.343.8171, or   Read the full article.

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    May 22, 2015 11:08 am

    Get Involved and Support PFCS! Personal & Family Counseling Services is a financially responsible community agency. Each year, we reach out to help thousands of individuals and family in Tuscarawas and Carroll countries. Donate Now