Family Resources is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. We prevent child abuse before it happens. We intervene when it does. We treat when healing is needed. The region’s leader in the fight against child abuse.

Mission + Vision

Trauma-Informed Culture

At Family Resources we ask “What Happened?” Not “What’s Wrong?”

Yes, everyone is traumatized. It does not happen to only some people. It’s not just survivors of abuse or violence or major disasters who experience trauma. Perhaps you witnessed a bad car accident on the way home from work. Possibly you or someone you care about experienced a sudden job loss or serious illness. Maybe an unexpected turn of events stirred up a painful memory?

Family Resources is a trauma-informed agency because we:

  • Realize the widespread impact of trauma and recognize paths for recovery
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of trauma in our clients, staff, collaborating partners and communities
  • Respond by fully integrating our knowledge about trauma into our policies, procedures, and practices

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Transparency + Trustworthiness

Peer Support

Our Team

The team at Family Resources are leaders in their field who constantly seek and implement best practices and evidence-based approaches to compassionately serve families in need. More importantly, at the core of everything we do to end child abuse and treat trauma, is the value of leading and inspiring with love.

Aimee LeFevers-Kolick

Executive Director

Since becoming Executive Director in 2016, Aimee has led the way for cultural equality within the Family Resources staff and Board of Directors. Under her tenure, Family Resources created an Allied Resources Committee, dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organization.

The three beliefs that Aimee holds deep have led to many success stories within our agency. 1) Trauma-informed care is never optional.  2) the best and bravest leaders admit they don’t know much, but have super smart colleagues who do. 3) it’s okay to sometimes let love lead to decision making.  

Aimee also believes that an employee “first” focus is imperative to the structure of Family Resources organization. “I have been with the agency since 2011 and have had the privilege of serving the superheroes of our agency, our frontline staff. They are the ones who work closely and intimately with the families we serve, day in and out, delivering our services. I am truly indebted to them.”

A strong animal advocate, she has recently added a new component to treating trauma in adults and children with the upcoming inception of FURiends of Family Resources Program. Her hope is to bring the calmness and serenity attached to the human-animal relationship to our clients and continue our vision to build a world where no child lives in fear of abuse.

Aimee is a graduate of Seton Hill University and spent her early career teaching in one of California’s underserved communities. She lives with her husband, Les, Mabel, her beloved English Bulldog, and Buddy, Family Resources Security Staff Yorkie, Mac, Family Resources Facility Dog, and Crosby, the wise black lab.

If you would like to talk to Aimee about any of our programs, please email her directly at

Lisa Costa
Development Manager


Brooke Generett Ware, LCSW
Director of Prevention Services


Cynthia Lockett, LSW
Director of Intervention Services


Christine McClellan
Director of Operations & Compliance


Brian Tessmer, MA, NCC, LPC
Director of Treatment Services

Photo of little dog, buddy

Director of Security



Family Resources is led by a diverse, visionary board of directors dedicated to the eradication of child abuse and improving the communities we serve.

Josh Cramer, President
Kate Booker, Vice President
Myra Powell, Secretary

Effie Alexander
Richard Bartley
Yodit Betru
Dennis Boyce
Vicki Clites
Angelique Drakeford
Jennifer Engel
Simone Freeman
Jeremy Gracik
Miriam Mayr
Eric McClimans
Jacki Szymanski
Kathryn Vargas
Adam Viccaro



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