Adolescent Counseling Services (ACS) celebrated 40 years of helping local youth in 2015. We estimate that in this time, over 62,000 individuals have been served by ACS. I can only imagine how many more will benefit from ACS programs over our next 40 years.
We kicked off the 2014-2015 fiscal year in planning mode. Thanks to input from key stakeholders, senior staff, and our Board of Directors, a new three-year strategic plan was approved. This plan will guide ACS through 2018 and focuses on five strategic priorities:
- Create cohesive brand and key messages
- Create a seamless easy-to-navigate client experience in accessing all necessary and desired services
- Upgrade technology to better serve and track clients and their outcomes
- Increase total gifts from individuals by 50% through geographical and major gifts expansion
- Increase total clients served by 30%, primarily through Outlet and Community Counseling expansion
These strategic priorities may seem very operational – but they are all essential and interdependent; success in one area will directly impact the success in all the others. These priorities will enable ACS to create a better client experience and serve more youth and families in the years to come.
Thank you for your continued support. It is through your generosity that ACS was able to serve over 10,200 individuals this past year. Please take a look at all we accomplished in 2014-2015 and imagine what we can do together for teens, tweens, and young adults in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.
Philippe Rey, Psy.D.
P.S. I hope you enjoy our new approach to the 2014-2015 Annual Report! The link to the pdf version is below.
View Full Report Here
ACS By the Numbers
The Positive Impact
Chase* was an anxious high school student struggling academically and with family issues at home. Chase was already in danger of not graduating on time, and as a result would often give up and skip classes. When campus officers brought Chase to ACS offices, Chase was upset about conflict with his parents and desperate to get on track to graduate and gain independence.
After beginning counseling with an ACS therapist, Chase began to address the emotional obstacles that stood in the way of progress. Through trust-building with the counselor and peer groups on campus, Chase developed coping mechanisms in order to remain focused on the goals set in counseling. Chase is on track to graduate on time and continues his ACS therapy to continue gaining insight on how to heal.
*Name has been changed to protect identity
The condensed financial information on this page has has been obtained from ACS’ audited financial statements
as of and for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015. These statements have been audited by SD Mayer & Associates, LLP.
To view our detailed audited financial statement, please visit our Financials page.
It is through the generosity of donors like you that ACS was able to serve over 10,200 individuals this past year, and raise a total of $1,174,174! We are proud to share with you everything ACS accomplished in 2014-2015 and are looking forward to serving teens, tweens, and young adults in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties for years to come.