More Than 100 Years

Posted on: August 16, 2018 at 11:55 am by Director

  “More than 100 years” by Renée Roberts Let me tell you a story. I am approaching 70 years old. I have an aunt living in New York City who will soon be 102. A few years ago we went down to the city to celebrate her 100th birthday. I am from a Jewish family, […]

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Healthcare is a Human Right

Posted on: March 7, 2017 at 10:27 am by Renee Roberts

Fairwinds – Nantucket’s Counseling Center, Inc. (formerly Family & Children’s Services of Nantucket County, Inc.), is the only licensed private not-for-profit mental health and substance abuse agency on Nantucket. For sixty-five years, the agency has provided affordable treatment to those that need it the most. The agency has thirty staff and has been covering a big need within Nantucket currently serving about 29,500 direct client hours annually with 500 or more clients at any given time. While there are private therapists on-island, Fairwinds is the only provider for those with no insurance and those who are under-insured. Fairwinds is also the primary source for behavioral health for our immigrant population speaking French, Spanish and Portuguese. Fairwinds serves the vast majority of people who have Mass Health insurance. The agency believes that the goal is to support a viable, healthy, and sustainable community by serving all who need our assistance. We serve people of all ages.

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