Family Counseling Center staff finds treasure in city downtown

GLOVERSVILLE — On Tuesday, The Family Counseling Center hosted an organization-wide staff engagement day.

The event saw more than 60 staff members sent on a treasure hunt throughout downtown Gloversville — visiting local businesses and landmarks.

Stops included the First Congregational United Church of Christ, where the organization was founded in 1976 by a group of dedicated volunteers.

Other locations were Rossbach Shoes, East Witchery, True Value, Helping Hands Charity Shop, 47 Marketplace, Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market, Fulton County Barbershop, Gloversville Public Library, SW Spa, Adventure Books & More, Jimmy’s Deli, and Stewart’s Shop.

Stops also included local landmarks such as Trail Station Park, the Lucius Littauer statue, and more.

Upon their return, staff were given a surprise reward presented by Michael Countryman, the organization’s executive director and Michael Schaus, president of the Board of Directors.

“We wanted to recognize and celebrate our employees while also recognizing and celebrating the place we have called home for the last 45 years,” said Countryman, the organization’s executive director. “Our success and growth are because of the team members we have and the community in which we work.”

If you or someone you know would like to join the team at The Family Counseling Center, current job openings are listed on the organization’s website at

The Family Counseling Center of Fulton County has been serving the community since 1976 and ensures a broad range of superior, quality, evidence-based, behavioral support and social services to the community.

The center is licensed by the New York state Office of Mental Health, providing services to children as young as five years old.

For more information about the Family Counseling Center, its services, or how you can become a volunteer, please go to