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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Carlos' Story

Carlos was four months old when his mother called the Parenting HelpLine. His mom was working 40+ hours a week (despite her postpartum depression), and his dad worked well into the evening. Carlos was a colicky baby and would sometimes cry for hours on end. His mom was exhausted, overwhelmed and barely able to cope with the demands on her life. She started having thoughts of hurting her baby and those feelings scared her. That’s when she called our Parenting HelpLine. A trained counselor listened, offered support, and reassured her there were positive steps she could take. She also recommended Mom join a Parents Anonymous® Group so she could talk to other parents and feel less alone. At the end of the call, Carlos’ mom was calm and prepared to care for herself, as well as Carlos.


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

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