Frisco Family Services kicks off campaign for new client services building

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Frisco Family Services is raising funds to move its client services building into a new, larger space to meet growing demand in the community.

The new building is planned to be located between the nonprofit organization’s resale shop and food pantry, creating one large campus, said Nicole Bursey, Frisco Family Services executive director.

Frisco Family Services provides emergency assistance for Frisco and Frisco ISD families and individuals facing a financial crisis. The organization’s current office and client services building on Third Street in downtown Frisco provides little confidentiality for those seeking help, Bursey said.

“We have a little small waiting room, and there is no other area that we can take clients to when they’re coming and talking about some of the most difficult situations or circumstances that they’ve ever been in,” she said.

Clients sometimes do not know where to go for services because the client services building is not near the food pantry or the resale shop on Dogwood Street, Bursey said. Moving the building will help lessen confusion, she said.

The current client services building is not big enough to house all the services the organization provides. Bursey said some classes have had to be hosted off-site because there was not enough room, and there is no space to hire more staff. The new building will allow the organization to hire more staff, hold more classes and add services.

Frisco Family Services is looking to break ground this fall. The Boxer Family Foundation has agreed to match up to $100,000 in donations. Bursey said the organization is looking to raise that much before construction begins.

“We need and would love the community’s support because we are the community’s organization,” Bursey said. “What we’ll be able to provide I think will be amazing.”

For more information or to donate, visit www.friscofamilyservices.org/capitalcampaign.

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Lindsey Juarez Monsivais
Lindsey has been involved in newspapers in some form since high school. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2014 with a degree in Journalism. While attending UTA, she worked for The Shorthorn, the university's award-winning student newspaper. She was hired as Community Impact Newspaper's first Frisco reporter in 2014. Less than a year later, she took over as the editor of the Frisco edition. Since then, she has covered a variety of topics and issues important to the community, including the city's affordable housing shortage, the state's controversial A-F school accountability system and the city's "Bury the Lines" efforts.
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