Pasta For A Purpose Set For Feb. 15

FSCR staff, Nicole Drozdiel and Marializ Wigren volunteer at the Pasta for a Purpose fundraising event in 2018. Submitted photo

MAYVILLE — On Friday, Feb. 15 from 6:-9:30 p.m. Family Service of the Chautauqua Region (FSCR), will hold its Pasta for a Purpose fundraiser. The event will be held at Chautauqua Suites at 215 West Lake Road.

The dinner will be catered by Chautauqua Suites and will offer a variety of pasta entrees including meatballs, chicken Parmesan, Italian sausage along with desserts and wine. Ralph “Razz” Rasmussen with Pearl City Jazz will provide the musical entertainment during the evening.

Tickets are available at $40 dollars per person and can be purchased through Family Service of the Chautauqua Region by calling 488-1971 or emailing Each ticket includes a chance to win the Grand Prize. Ticket holders do not need to be present to win. Along with dinner and music, guests will have a chance to bid on items through the event’s silent auction and basket raffle.

Family Service of the Chautauqua Region utilizes licensed therapists to provide mental health counseling to the Chautauqua region through a variety of programs. These programs include Office Based counseling at our office, 332 E. Fourth St. as well as other offices through our collaboration/partnership with Westfield Family Services and Family Health Medical Services, School Based counseling through our partnership with our local schools (Jamestown Public Schools, Chautauqua Lake, Frewsburg, Randolph, Sherman), House Calls counseling (individual homes), Employee Assistance Program (EAP) currently 36 Chautauqua County agencies), Hispanic Outreach Program (translators for Chautauqua County Mental Hygiene, The Resource Center, and WCA in both the North and South counties) as well as works in partnership with the Jamestown Police Department through Project Crossroads to help victims of domestic abuse find the services they need.

The fundraising event will help support children and families in the Chautauqua Region as well as to assist in expanding our House Calls Program which brings mental health services to seniors and others who are unable to leave their homes due to disabilities. All proceeds will assist children and families to obtain counseling services in which they otherwise may not be able to afford.

As a not-for-profit agency, Family Service relies on funding from the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County as well as local foundations and individual donations. Family Service also holds an annual fundraiser to help make services more affordable to those who may find their copay and/or large deductible to be a hardship. Attending the Pasta for a Purpose event is a great way to support the mission of FSCR which is to strengthen the mental health and well-being of individuals, families, and our community and at the same time — have a great time.