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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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.”


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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

In comparison to when I entered the support group, my boys have improved tremendously. My sons have gone from having 36 school absentee days, to my 9-year-old recently receiving all As and one B and my 12-year-old continually making the honor roll. It is amazing.

~ Brad, Parents Anonymous® Parent