For 60 years, the Family Service Agency of Burbank has forged, cultivated and celebrated relationships with the community as well as with those who have been in need of its vital services.
Dedicated to its mission of offering quality counseling, care, education and advocacy at low or no cost, the agency has dramatically changed and saved the lives of local individuals, couples, families and active and veteran members of the armed forces.
Providing housing, crisis intervention, legal guidance, safety in the face of domestic violence and hope for those in the grips of mental illness and substance addiction, the agency has been embraced and supported by Burbank's governmental, corporate, business, residential and faith-based community.
Representing those factions, more than 300 supporters gathered for the Family Service Agency's annual "Imagine a City" gala fundraiser at Providence High School this past Saturday.
Welcomed by Laurie Bleick, the agency's executive director, Pat Smola, the organization's finance director, and board President Bruce Osgood, supporters enjoyed the evening that included a courtyard social hour, silent auction, dinner, entertainment and the presentation of the 2013 Mary Alice O'Connor Vision Awards.