Raising families up.

The Family Tree leads Maryland in preventing child abuse, connects caring communities, and builds strong families to improve society for generations. As the Maryland chapter 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.

Turning Harsh Verbal Discipline Around

If only there were magic words that made parenting easier. Fortunately, there are strategies that can help when things get challenging. Let's turn things around. › Learn More

The Family Tree's FY 2016 Annual Report

Learn more about how we use direct service, public policy and community education to create safe and supportive families and communities for all Maryland children. › Learn More


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Sarah's Story

Sarah, an unemployed mom exhausted and defeated by the struggle of raising three young children, felt she had no where to turn for help. 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. A kind voice on the other end connected her to a home visitation program. Her home visitor helped her develop her parenting skills, connected her with community resources, and helped her feel she wasn't alone. She learned effective ways to discipline her kids and there were people she could lean on for support. For the first time, she had hope.


24-Hour Parenting HelpLine

The Family Tree's 24-hour HelpLine is designed for parents like you. We provide free and confidential advice, community resources, and support for parents and caregivers. Call today at 800-243-8337!

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Lives Changed

When I walk in the door, it's like an adventure about to happen. I have fun playing, and Mom and Dad go meet with other parents.

~ Ramon, Child Development participant