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Happy 139th Birthday, Miss Annie!

Family Services is founded on the actions of one compassionate woman, Miss Annie Wiley Grogan (May 16, 1878–October 6, 1957). Founder’s 139th birthday brings to mind origins of Family Services “Miss Annie” worked as a telephone operator at the turn of the twentieth century in Winston, North Carolina. As she managed her switchboard, Miss Annie was [...]

Former Family Services Director Sarah Austin Dies at 88

Sarah Austin Sarah Young Austin — the former head of Family Services  who improved the lives of hundreds of families, battered women, and poor children over a decades-long career — died Thursday at age 88. Austin, who joined Family Services in 1951 before retiring as president in 1994, worked with pregnant unmarried women, helping [...]

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