PALOMAR FAMILY COUNSELING SERVICE – STRENGTHENING FAMILIES SINCE 1956!
  • <br></br><br></br>STRENGTHENING FAMILIES SINCE 1956
  • <br></br><br></br>STRONG COMMUNITY COLLABORATIONS
  • DEDICATED STAFF
  • <br></br><br></br><p>WHAT OUR CLIENTS</p> <p>SAY ABOUT US</p>
OUR  MISSION

OUR MISSION

The enduring mission of Palomar Family Counseling Service is to support and strengthen children, youth, adults, families, schools, and communities.

To accomplish its mission, PFCS provides service in four primary areas:

1) COUNSELING AND COMPREHENSIVE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families,
2) SITE-BASED COUNSELING services through partnerships with North County schools and other community organizations,
3) PREVENTION, EARLY INTERVENTION, outreach, and educational services, and
4) COURT ORDERED TREATMENT services.

OUR  HISTORY

OUR HISTORY

Palomar Family Counseling Service is a nonprofit counseling agency formed in 1956 by community leaders who recognized a need in North County for professional and coordinated counseling services for children and families. Strong volunteer community support founded the agency’s current main office in Escondido as well as the establishment of satellite offices in Fallbrook, Poway, and Vista. We have been incorporated since 1992 as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
As a longtime employee and visionary, Executive Director Irene Saper led the agency through significant growth for decades. Since early 2015, the new Executive Director and more than eighty dedicated staff continue to provide a wide array of clinical services in our office settings as well in schools and other community sites all over North County San Diego.

OUR  VALUES

OUR VALUES

RESPECT
We value others by honoring individuality and diversity,
and we treat all with dignity creating a welcoming,
inclusive atmosphere.
INTEGRITY
We are honest, ethical, and accountable
in all our interactions.
EXCELLENCE
We strive to provide effective and evidence-based
best practices of quality care with skill,
sensitivity, and compassion.
EMPOWERMENT
We believe all individuals possess strengths
and the capacity for positive growth.
PARTNERSHIP
We work in collaboration with clients & our community
to build strong bridges of connection and support.

MEET OUR --

LEADERSHIP, FUNDERS & PARTNERS

As a nonprofit public benefit corporation, PFCS is governed by a Board of Directors who all serve voluntarily.

• Darol Caster, Treasurer • Jane Christensen • Sharon Disney • Vi Dupre • Dan Engelbrecht • Randy Garcia, President • Marvin Gilbert, Secretary • Marsha Hamilton, Vice President • Don Miller • José Monforte • James Rowe, EA • James Talley, Esq. • Judy Tillyer • Albert Trevisan
Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, Lisa Turner, LCSW, has served as the agency’s Executive Director since 2015. She has extensive clinical social work experience with women, children, adolescents, and young families and she is honored to have worked at PFCS since 2001.

The Executive Director leads a staff of approximately 80 dedicated employees. Staff are largely licensed mental health professionals, or registered associates working under licensed clinical supervision, case managers, prevention and early intervention specialists, and administrative professionals.

PFCS is extremely grateful for the partnership of the following organizations who have generously funded PFCS programs and services in 2017-2018: • Angels Society of Fallbrook • Escondido East Rotary Club • Escondido Charitable Foundation • National Charity League, Inc. – San Luis Rey Chapter • Rest Haven Children’s Health Fund • San Diego County Employees’ Charitable Organization • The Country Friends
• Bella Mente Montessori Academy • City of Poway • City of Vista • County of San Diego • Escondido Union High School District • Escondido Union School District • Fallbrook Regional Health District • Fallbrook Union Elementary School District • Fallbrook Union High School District • Oceanside Unified School District • Pacific View Charter School • San Marcos Unified School District. • Valley Center – Pauma Unified School District • Vista Unified School District

HOW YOU CAN HELP

PFCS is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and all donations are tax-deductible. Our EIN is 33-0629248. Please contact Lisa Turner, Executive Director, if you would like to learn how your tax-deductible donation might help us help others. Click here to Donate!

You can also support PFCS by shopping at Amazon through the Amazon Smile link below. THANK YOU!

PFCS is a proud member of the following organizations:

• Escondido Chamber of Commerce

• Fallbrook Community Health Collaborative

• National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

• Poway Chamber of Commerce

• San Diego Employer’s Association

• California Association of Nonprofits

HELPFUL RESOURCES

WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR OUR PARTNERS!