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Collaborative. Authentic. Experienced.

It takes “A Community of Solutions” to ensure that all families and 8750serviceschildren are safe, secure and able to reach their full potential.
For more than 100 years, Family Services has brought together government, education, nonprofit organizations, community leaders and private citizens to address the complex economic, educational and social problems facing our community.

Every gift directly impacts the lives of individuals we serve:

  • A child victim can be safe at home following their forensic interview at our Child Advocacy Center.
  • A young mother musters the courage to escape an abusive marriage with the help from our domestic violence advocates and shelter services.
  • A 4-year-old child whose family income is below the poverty line is well-nourished, ready for school and better equipped to succeed in life after attending our Early Head Start and Head Start programs.
  • A child finds his “forever family” through our adoption services.
  • A declining relationship between an adolescent and her parents is improved through our Strengthening Families Program.

The Future Starts Here.
Help us build a better one.

To learn how you can make a difference in our community, contact Michelle Speas, chief development and public relations officer, at 336.722.8173 or email mspeas@familyservicesforsyth.org.

Because of your support:

  • An additional 201 children were enrolled in Early Head Start and Head Start programs through new partnerships that extended the programs into seven community childcare centers.
  • Children who have suffered abuse or severe trauma now have a team of Family Services therapists who are trained to provide Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
  • 2,787 individuals who experienced domestic violence received assistance in obtaining protective orders at Safe on Seven.
  • Victims of domestic violence will receive support in financial literacy and self-sufficiency.
  • The Forsyth County School Readiness Project (FSCRP) was launched with support from KBR’s Great Expectations initiative. The FCSRP provides training and coaching to Head Start teachers to improve classroom management methods and provides in-classroom mental health services to children.
  • Critical behavioral health services were provided to 531 individuals and families in 2016, with 83% who had received three or more session reporting improved functioning.
  • STRONG@HOME, a collaboration of five human services agencies, is providing employment/training, financial self-sufficiency, housing, child development, family support, and mental health services to 150 families with young children.
  • The Universal Pre-K Initiative (which Family Services organized in June 2014) published the Universal Pre-K Initiative Position Paper, a definitive overview of the components of a high quality universal Pre-K system.  Through the Universal Pre-K Steering Committee, organized and held the Universal Pre-K Forum on September 28, 2016, attended by 60 professionals from a range of early childhood, higher education, human service, and philanthropic organizations. The committee is working on a plan to fund universal Pre-K by 2020.