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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Simone's Story

Simone was excelling in her career with a beautiful four-month-old son. She recently returned to work full time, yet her husband, who saw himself as the primary bread winner, was rarely home. This left Simone alone to cope with Mikey, who cried hours on end. The couple had few friends and family nearby, and the isolation was exhausting and overwhelming. Simone started to take her frustration out on the baby. She felt guilty and ashamed because she loved her son and wanted to be a good mother. Thankfully, she was enrolled in a home visitation program and The Family Tree helped her cope.


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