Family Support Services finding path forward after fire destroys building

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AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Family Support Services is trying to figure out what’s next after an early morning fire destroyed their building over the weekend.

On Sunday, January, 20, several watched as Family Support Services went up in flames.

Those flames have settled FSS and the other programs they house are planning their next move.

So far, the Veteran Resource Center is already settling into their temporary home.

“We already partnered with Guyon Saunders Resource Center, our Veteran Resource Center as of now will be temporarily housed at Guyon Saunders Resource Center. They’re working today to get some office space cleared out. so we’re already on the ground running there,”
Jim Womack, CEO of Family Support Services, stated.

The Amarillo Fire Department called their building “a total loss.” However, that won’t stop the FSS from helping those in need.

“Our safe house services they were not affected except for phone lines or computer services, so we’ve been up and running. as a matter of fact, some of our staff is over there today and planning for the other programs,” Womack said.

As far as the education portion of their services they say it will continue.

“As far as education prevention services a lot of those services are provided out in the schools and in the community those weren’t affected, well they were affected but we were still able to go out and do those presentations,” Womach explained.

For those who are in need of their assistance, they can reach them at their crisis hotline number or their main number.

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