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In the fall of 2000, the Pen Argyl Area School District established a committee to address concerns and issues within the Pen Argyl, Wind Gap and Plainfield Township areas. A subcommittee was formed for the purpose of investigating ways to meet the needs of families and youth that are beyond the educational scope and financial capability of the school district. The Families First Committee grew to approximately 50 community members, educators, school administrators, parents, business people, government officials, clergy, and counselors from the community.

On June 6, 2002, Families First opened its doors in the Wind Gap Middle School, with the objective of utilizing community resources to enhance the health and well being of all families and youth in the Pen Argyl Area. Families First provides services, programs, resources, and an environment in which family members in the Pen Argyl Area School District are assisted toward a better quality of life. Our Family Center is a partnership committed to developing a community network of support and a welcoming place where families are offered compassionate, knowledgeable, and confidential assistance. We offer more than twenty programs, focused on health, education and parenting, intended to provide family members with the assistance and tools they need to improve their quality of life.

The need and demand for services has been tremendous. In 2003-2004, Families First served 964 families and utilized the time and talents of 350 community volunteers, all “helping people help themselves!"

Families First • 1620 Teels Road Pen Argyl, PA 18072 • 610 863-3688

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