Breaking the Cycle of Abuse
Carlos’s life turned upside-down the day his mother started dating Dan, the man who would eventually become his stepfather.
Ten-year-old Carlos, had a bad feeling when his mother’s boyfriend, Dan, moved into their home. Dan quickly took control of the household--deciding what TV shows the family could watch, when the kitchen was “open,” and who would do the chores. learn more
Families First 2013 Video
Staff members & clients share how we're helping parents learn how to better support, protect and connect with their children.
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We Put Families First

Strong families are the foundation of a healthy society. Families are the first nurturers, educators, protectors and caregivers. For most of us, family is the most meaningful part of our life story. Family is where our story begins. Family is where our identity is first shaped.

Over 8,000 individuals come through the doors of Families First each year with a broken family story – a relationship suffering due to addiction, a child coping with the loss of a parent, a single mother or father overwhelmed with financial stress. Families First has the resolve and expertise to create healthier communities by strengthening families and individuals during life challenges and changes.

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Counseling Services

Counseling Services

We offer affordable, professional counseling services for families and individuals. Learn more or schedule an initial appointment today!