Neighbors Helping Neighbors

From newborns to adults, Family Services, Inc., a part of the Sheppard Pratt Health System, provides high-quality services to foster health and wellbeing in the home, school and community. Whether offering Early Childhood Services, Family Support Services, Parental Education Services or Counseling and Therapy Services, for over 100 years Family Services has responded to the growing and changing needs of the residents of Montgomery and Prince George's Counties and throughout the state of Maryland.

Over a Century of Service

One hundred years ago a group of caring community members came together to help those who were most in need. This particular group called themselves the Social Services League, and for the next 100 years, they would become the pioneers of social work in the Montgomery County area. Taking on families and individuals who lived in poverty and helping them get through their crisis, the members of the league established their tradition of "Neighbors Helping Neighbors."

In 1959, the organization's name was changed to Family Services Agency; that same year it received an award for creating the first assistance program to the unemployed. To meet the needs of the ever-changing Montgomery County population, Family Services has expanded and now houses 36 different programs! Today, Family Services is still committed to making a long-lasting impact on families.Through its innovative early childhood, educational, and behavioral health programs, Family Services makes a difference in the community.

Visit the FSI History page for a complete look at our long history.