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.

Raising Families Up: October News

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Anna's Story

Anna, an 8-year-old girl, began attending the Children’s Program while her mother was in parenting classes. When she first came, she was closed off, tough, and did not want to interact with anyone, including her nine-month old half brother. She did not like or trust people. Her mother had just been released from jail - again. The next week, she was relieved to see the same staff in the children’s room. She spoke a little more, and participated in the group activity. As the weeks progressed, Anna’s behavior changed. She began to communicate more, answering questions with details instead of short responses. After three months, Anna was a completely different person - sharing thoughts, feelings, and stories she reads with us.

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

My only peaceful haven is the after-school program run by The Family Tree. There, I can talk about my feelings with other young people and learn how to manage my anger.

~ Lakeisha, Youth Development Participant