Vitality Care Institute for Personal & Professional Effectiveness is a specialized program of Family Care Center, Inc., with the main office located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Family Care Center, a Psychological counseling service, was founded in 1995 and grew to over 20 staff members in its first two years, and eventually established offices in 5 communities. (Family Care Center, Inc. is a division of Ft. Wayne Area Youth for Christ).
Denny Howard, who was the founding director of the Family Care Center, eventually stepped aside as director to launch the Vitality Care Institute. He has over 30 years of experience as a vocational care-giver. He is a state licensed clinical social worker and also has a license as a mental health counselor and a marriage/family therapist. Denny is an ordained minister and a graduate of George Fox Evangelical Seminary in Portland, Oregon. He is a member of the National Association for Addiction Professionals, National Board of Certified Counselors, and the American Association of Christian Counselors.
Denny hosted a daily radio commentary called "Life Strategies" for 8 years. He is also a featured speaker and conducts regular workshops/seminars on personality-based conflict, stress management, maintaining personal vitality, marriage retreats, and a wide range of interpersonal relationship issues. His speaking engagements and workshops have taken place in Europe, Africa, and various parts of the United States. Denny resides in Fort Wayne with his wife, Debbie, and their three children, Joshua, Rebecca and Timothy.
Family Care Center can make available to Vitality Care clients more than a dozen professional staff with a variety of expertise including treatment for marriage and family struggles, addictions, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, etc.
The Staff of FCC/VCI have provided counsel, training and/or coaching to vocational caregivers working in more than 30 countries abroad (representing 6 continents), in more then 20 states in America, and in 2 Canadian Providences.
There are both master's level counselors as well as doctoral staff available. Those seeking services are matched with the staff person who most effectively meets their needs.
Staff of Vitality Care Institute
More information on the staff and Family Care Counseling Center can be found at www.wfamilycarectr.org.