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.

Turning Harsh Verbal Discipline Around

If only there were magic words that made parenting easier. Fortunately, there are strategies that can help when things get challenging. Let's turn things around. › Learn More

The Family Tree's FY 2016 Annual Report

Learn more about how we use direct service, public policy and community education to create safe and supportive families and communities for all Maryland children. › Learn More


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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

The Walk for Maryland's Children was great! I loved the family fair and all the activities and free things they had to give away. My kids loved it!

~ Deb, Walk For Maryland's Children participant