Family and Children’s Services Partners with Local Children’s Board of Howard County to Launch Building Youth Resiliency Program

Youth in Baltimore

Family and Children’s Services (FCS) has partnered with the Howard County Office of the Local Children’s Board to launch the Building Youth Resiliency program, an initiative aimed at identifying disconnected youth and children of incarcerated parents whose physical and mental wellbeing are at-risk. The program seeks to intervene in these cases and match this vulnerable population with basic […]

Family and Children’s Services to Host Inaugural Family Zoo Day, May 21 at Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Family Zoo Day

BALTIMORE – Family and Children’s Services (FCS) will host its inaugural spring fundraiser, Family Zoo Day, Sunday, May 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. All proceeds from the event will benefit FCS’s children’s initiatives, including its Healthy Families and Family Stability programs. Tickets for the event are $50 […]

Children and Sexual Abuse: A Common and Often Hidden Problem

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and it is an issue that is deserving of our attention. We’re always shocked and saddened to hear that a young child or teenager has been sexually abused. It’s your classic “I never would have expected…” type of scenario. However, unfortunately, the sexual abuse of children is more common […]

Woman Seen in Viral Child Abuse Video Arrested – WJZTV-13

Woman Slapping Child

A Baltimore County woman has been arrested after police say she was seen in a video beating two of her children in an attempt to get her husband’s attention. Rachel Marie Pietro, 26, has been charged with two counts of second-degree assault and second-degree child abuse. She is being held without bail.  

Longtime FCS Supporter Jenny Hovermill Named ​Vice President of Governing Board of Directors

  This month, FCS appointed longtime supporter Jenny Hovermill as Vice President of the Board. Jenny, a board member since 2013, is an Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Appeals Division Office of the Attorney General. A big part of her interest in and appreciation for FCS stems from her work in the criminal justice […]

New Bel Air Photo Exhibit Shines Light on Those Who Are Sometimes Overlooked – The Aegis

The photographs in the “Portrait of Care” exhibit at the Liriodendron Gallery include one of Bernard Redd, 68, a client at the Children and Family Services Medical Adult Day Care Program at Harford Community College. (Photo Courtesy of Irna Jay) Every person has a story to tell; some have more opportunity to share theirs than […]