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.

Great Chefs' Dinner 2019

In its 28th year, the Great Chefs’ Dinner engages over 400 community leaders in the prevention of child abuse and neglect in Maryland. › Learn More

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Join our amazing team of volunteers in 2018! We need your support to reach even more families throughout Maryland in the year ahead. › Learn More


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Shirley's Story

Shirley enrolled in The Family Tree’s curriculum-based parenting class and found the help she long needed. “The classes taught me how to handle things for both my kids and myself,” Shirley says. “I really began to improve as a mother. It helped me see the good and the love, no matter how hard things were.” Today, Shirley and her son work together to create consequences and behavior options, and he is better able to handle his feelings. As for Shirley, she is now one of The Family Tree’s most dedicated volunteers. “I want to give people what was given to me: a lifeline for getting through the day.”


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 started my 12-week Positive Parenting Program, I began to realize what it meant to be a good parent. I kept going to the classes and each week I learned new ways to raise my son. Before long, my friends at The Family Tree had helped me figure out my strengths and find the confidence to use them. For the first time, I saw the possibilities of a happy, healthy future with my son.

~ Ron, Parents Anonymous Participant