When her husband tried to strangle her, she grabbed the closest thing she could get her hands on a broken child’s toy and stabbed him in the arm.
On Friday evening October 5, at the outdoor terrace of Burbank’s newly renovated Town Center Mall, 325 guests enjoyed a spectacular sunset and dancing under the stars as they celebrated Family Service Agency’s 65th Anniversary at the annual IMAGINE A CITY Gala.
The Centers are a small but important part of the agency’s work with the young people in Burbank’s public schools. FSA has separate contracts with BUSD to serve the social and emotional needs of special education students, as well as foster and homeless youth.
Drive down any sun-soaked Burbank neighborhood street and you’ll see well-manicured lawns, drought tolerant landscapes and charming homes, many built in the 1940s and 1950s. What you won’t see is what happens behind some of those doors.
State Senator Anthony Portantino honored Burbank’s Family Service Agency as 2018 Non-Profit of the Year at the State Capitol on Wednesday, June 6, it was both in recognition for the exceptional work the 65-year-old Agency does in his district and it was personal.
Paul Clairville has been Pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Burbank for 22 years and has turned to FSA time and time again when his congregants are in need of assistance. “In our mission work and the way we try to connect people to support systems, FSA fits hand and glove,” he says.
On Saturday, April 21, the Burbank community filled Johnny Carson Park with compassion, generosity and physical fitness as they took to the paths and over the bridges of the recently renovated park for a 5k power walk or a casual stroll in support of Family Service Agency’s 11th Annual CareWalk.
This weekend, the FSA hosts their 11th Annual CAREWALK and honors the commitment of one of Burbank’s most dedicated volunteers, Janet Diel.
When Michael Cusumano was growing up in Burbank and playing Vikings football, enjoying the annual Jaycee carnival at McCambridge Park and riding his bicycle to Jefferson Elementary School, he hadn’t heard of Family Service Agency, though they’d been quietly working in our city for twenty years.