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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For over 20 years, The Family Tree has been the benefiting charity of Baltimore's hottest party of the summer. Attend, sponsor and/or join our ticket committee to help us raise even more for families in need! › Learn More

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


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John's Story

John was a father of three who was arrested and charged with child abuse. He was raising his children the way he was raised. He did not understand that was abuse. He came to The Family Tree ashamed of his situation, unclear of what help he would get. He left empowered with the tools he needed to make a change for his family. The first thing he did was apologize to his children, then forgive himself. From there, the healing began.


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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