July 16, 2021 Jason Fleming to Head Up Children, Youth and Families Services at United Counseling Service UCS Corporate News United Counseling Service (UCS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Fleming as the new Director of Children, Youth and Family Services (CYFS). Jason will be responsible for the clinical and administrative oversight of the agency’s system of care for children and families. “Jason brings a tremendous amount of energy, extensive experience and a wealth of knowledge to the position,” said Lorna Mattern, Executive Director of UCS. “We are excited that he is joining the leadership team.” Jason has been with UCS since 2012 and began his career with the organization as a Crisis Recovery Specialist before becoming an Emergency Crisis Clinician. He most recently served as the Assistant Director of Crisis Services at UCS. Fleming has a BA from Johnson State College and an MS in Counseling and Human Services from Post University. “I take pride in calling Bennington County my home as I’ve lived here most of my life, and the idea of working with our children and families is incredibly exciting.” Jason added, “I’m humbled to be given the opportunity to work side-by-side with a team that has done so much for this community, and expect moving forward, that CYFS will work to find even more ways to help improve the lives of so many in Bennington County.” Jason resides in Sunderland, VT with his wife Allison who is an RN at SVMC, their 3 children and several four-legged furry family members. United Counseling Service provides outpatient counseling and addictions services, emergency mental health services, extensive rehabilitation services, home and school-based services, employment services for people recovering from mental illness or with developmental disabilities and Early Childhood Services. In response to COVID-19, UCS has developed a warm line available Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm for anyone living in Bennington County—we are here for you! For more information visit ucsvt.org or call 802.442.5491.