Hilton ‘adopts’ Family Counseling Services as local charity

Adopted by the new Hilton Garden Inn, Family Counseling Services of Northern Illinois received a $1,000 contribution to be used in their work to help strengthen families in our area by providing professional counseling for children and adults.

Joe Santolino, general manager of the new hotel, said: “We treat all of our employees and guests as though they were our extended family. When we leave work for the day, many of us are blessed to have our families waiting for us at home. In our rushed world, families do not spend the quality time together that they once did, and family values are slowly diminishing. Our goal at the Hilton Garden Inn of Rockford is to bring families closer together again with the aid of Family Counseling Services.”

“We’re always grateful to find new supporters that recognize the value of families and realize that sometimes they need help in order to make it through the stresses of life,” Sue Razbadouski, executive director of Family Counseling Services, said.

Family Counseling Services Board President Mike Mastrioanni commented: “We’re honored not only to receive this gift, but to start a relationship with the Hilton Garden Inn. Clearly, they are eager not just to do business here, but are committed to having a positive impact on the community. It takes all of us working together to make a difference in the lives of families.”

Razbadouski added: “This contribution is especially important in light of decreases in funding and will be used as part of the match for additional funding from the United Way of Rock River Valley, who is matching contributions up to a total of $30,000, dollar for dollar.”

Family Counseling Services provides individual, couples and family counseling and family life education to children and adults with fees based on a sliding fee scale. Services are provided by master’s level licensed therapists for a variety of life and mental health issues, including parenting, couples relationship issues, school/truancy issues and depression and anxiety.

From the Dec. 13-19, 2006, issue

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