Raising families up.

The Family Tree leads Maryland in preventing child abuse, connects caring communities, and builds strong families to improve society for generations. A national affiliate of Parents Anonymous®, Prevent Child Abuse America and The National Exchange Club, we nurture hope where there may be none and give it room to grow and flourish.

TFT's Holiday Happy Hour, December 7th

Join us for a festive f├¬te in Baltimore that includes hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine, mingling with some of our region's top leaders, and exciting news to share about our work in preventing child abuse in Maryland. › Learn More

Do you have the holiday blues?

The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy and celebration, but you're not alone if it's left you feeling down. It's particularly hard if you're a single parent, don't have a close friend or family group, are struggling financially, or have lost a loved one. Here's how to cope. › Learn More


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Sarah's Story

Sarah, a young, unemployed mom exhausted and defeated by the struggle of raising three young children alone, felt she had no where to turn for help. Her case worker told her she must enroll in services at The Family Tree or face losing custody of her children. This made her angry and resentful. What could The Family Tree do for her and her children? After a night of misbehavior, she was on the verge of hitting her children. It was the only way she could control them. Instead, Sarah picked up the phone and called The Family Tree Parenting HelpLine. A kind voice on the other end coached her through the crisis and connected her to The Family Tree’s Parents Anonymous® Support Group program. At the group, Sarah realized that she was not alone, and that other parents were dealing with the same issues. She learned effective ways to discipline her kids and there were other parents she could lean on for support. For the first time, she had hope – hope for herself and the future.


Enough Abuse Campaign

The Family Tree (Prevent Child Abuse Maryland) is leading the charge to prevent child sexual abuse in Maryland. Be a part of the solution.

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Lives Changed

My Dad saw a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel. He learned new ways to deal with his anger.

~ Donnie, Parenting Training Programs participant