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.

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Rona's Story

Rona is a single working mother to a bright and energetic 4-year-old boy. With no family or friends to help her, she felt isolated and powerless, desperate for a break or even just a good night’s sleep. Her days consisted of going to work and coming home to care for her son. Rona frequently became aggressive, impatient, and confrontational with those around her, including her son’s teachers. Desperate to find help, she called The Family Tree’s 24/7 Parenting HelpLine and was immediately linked to a Parents Anonymous® Support Group near her home. She started attending the group and her son attended the companion program for children. Eight months later, Rona and her son haven’t missed a session. She loves the group and says that she is finally beginning to find patience and joy in each day.


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Lives Changed

The Parents Anonymous® support group has helped me to go on, to say the way I’m doing it just isn’t working and to take a breath. I learned that you can worry all you want, but that doesn’t change things. You learn how to handle those everyday storms, when they refuse to do homework or break curfew.

~ Joy, Parents Anonymous® Parent