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Neenah-Menasha Family Service, Inc.,   p. 241 PDF (232.0 KB)

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THE objective of Family Service is the coordination of services offered
by the Emergency Society, a confidential, non-sectarian family serv-
ice agency offering emergency relief and case work service to families
and individuals where sickness, financial difficulties and other causes
create problems needing assistance and counseling. Neenah, Menasha
and adjoining townships comprise the area covered by this service.
  Prior to 1940 the Social Service Committee of the Emergency So-
ciety did the investigating and all necessary work involved. A trained
social service worker served until October, 1942, when pressure of war
took her to other areas. On that date Mrs. Ruth Falvey, a member of
the Emergency Society, took over the duties on a half-time basis. Her
office was in the St. Thomas Episcopal Church, and was listed as
Social Service Aid. In February, 1949, "Emergency Family Service"
was chosen as the new name of the Social Service Aid Group, and an
office was rented at 514 North Commercial Street, Neenah.
  In the same year Mrs. Falvey began her duties as Executive Direc-
tor on a full-time basis, and a part-time secretary was employed. Miss
Carol Quella served in that capacity for several years. Mrs. Alice
DuBois joined the staff in 1955, and is presently serving as part-time
  In 1955 the organization incorporated under the name of Neenah-
Menasha Family Service, Inc., and in January, 1957, became a mem-
ber of the Community Chest.
Compiled by Mrs. W. B. Bellack

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