About 

 Our Mission

Partners For Strong Families exists to strengthen families by increasing access to excellent counseling and marriage resources.

 Our Story

2011

BEGINNINGS

Partners For Strong Families was founded on the conviction that families are the building blocks of society. If you can strengthen families then you can strengthen the whole community. From day one we have been invested in helping increase access to excellent counseling and marriage resources.

2012

STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

Partners For Strong Families establishes a strategic partnership with Paraclete Ministry Group and begins supporting virtual counseling through MyCounselor.Online.

2014

NEW FUNDING INITIATIVES

A journey begins to develop sustainable funding mechanisms for the work of Partners For Strong Families, and grant opportunities increase in support of excellent counseling. 
2016

EXPANSION

Partners For Strong Families helps launch new counseling services nationwide through two innovative projects: MyDevice video counseling and AccessPoints a local web-conference counseling solution.

2017

GROWING TEAM

Partnerships increase and we continue to add new connections with clinicians across the country. Our current Executive Director joins the team as a volunteer helping develop our HealthyLeaders program and CARE training.

2020 & Beyond

CELEBRATION

Beginning our tenth year, we look back and celebrate the journey so far. Since 2011, we’ve served over 2,500 families through more than 30,000 hours of counseling funded by more than $500,000 in scholarships.

OUR TEAM


THE FOUNDERS

Josh & Cassie Spurlock

Launching Partners For Strong Families was simply a continuation of the work Cassie and Josh were already involved in. As a family, Josh and Cassie have served the community as foster parents for over 50 kids; adopting 5 along the way. Since the beginning of his career as a marriage counselor, Josh has been helping families to stay intact and helping parents to model healthy relationships for their children.

Their goal in the beginning remains our mission today: To strengthen families by increasing access to excellent counseling services and marriage resources. This mission has been core to what has driven Josh and Cassie their entire married life, and their hope is to increasing the scale and impact of this mission through the efforts of Partners For Strong Families.


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Asa Crow

With a background in nonprofit leadership and higher education, Asa’s personal mission has always been to serve those who serve others. Joining the Partners team, first as a volunteer and now as our Executive Director aligns with this mission perfectly. He is passionate about supporting those in the helping-professions and increasing access to their amazing gifts, because he believes that every family can flourish when it has access to vital support resources.

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

Jodi Mooney

CONTROLLER

Valerie Buelow


INVESTING IN INNOVATION

Alongside our efforts to increase access to counseling through scholarships and grants, we’re also delighted to help the underserved gain access through new counseling delivery innovations.

MyDevice Counseling

MyDevice Counseling

MyDevice online video counseling services allow families in under-served areas across the country, with inadequate access to counseling services, to connect with a counselor on the internet connected device of their choosing, from any location convenient for them.

AccessPoint Counseling

AccessPoint Counseling

For those without a good internet connection or a private place to engage counseling, there is an expanding network of AccessPoints. AccessPoints are physical counseling office locations where clients can come to receive counseling services.

At these locations, a counselor joins the session via video conferencing equipment. This allows clients to access specialists for their need, even when there are not clinicians in their region who can provide the service.

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