History

Changing the Lives of Maryland's Families for Four Decades

The Family Tree has deep roots serving families in Maryland. The Family Tree is the resultant agency of the 1997 merger of two small, but well-known and well-respected child abuse prevention agencies in the state - Parents Anonymous® of Maryland and the Child Abuse Prevention Center. Backed by 23 years of pre-merger experience and 20 years of its own, we have helped nearly 300,000 families statewide.


Organizational History & Milestones

1973 Passed Child Abuse Prevention & Treatment Act (CAPTA)
1974 Founded Parents Anonymous® Chapter in Maryland. Services delivered in Baltimore City & Prince George’s County
1982 Founded Child Abuse Prevention Center (CAPC). Services delivered in Anne Arundel & Harford counties
1997 Merged Parents Anonymous® and CAPC to form The Family Tree, bringing services to Baltimore City and Prince George’s, Anne Arundel, Harford and Baltimore counties
2000 Developed “A Vision for the Future” Strategic Plan
2003 Opened The Family Tree’s new headquarters at 2108 N. Charles Street
2004 Completed the Campaign for The Family Tree
2006 Named Maryland Chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America
2007 Celebrated 10 years of service. Met the $600,000 challenge grant from the Charles T. Bauer Foundation
2008 The Family Tree receives AAA Accreditation (the highest rating) from the National Exchange Club for the Prevention of Child Abuse. Launch of the Strategic Plan for Statewide Center of Prevention for Child Abuse
 2010     The Family Tree earns the prestigious Seal of Excellence from the Maryland Association of Non-Profit Organizations