For more than 165 years, Family and Children’s Services has dedicated itself to transforming the lives of Maryland’s most vulnerable. From our earliest efforts identifying and addressing the needs of the working poor, foster children, and single-parent families, FCS has continuously evolved to meet the challenges of our changing world. Simply put, we are driven to help individuals and families heal and overcome from life’s hardships, and then set them on a path to fulfillment and success.

Built on a bedrock of integrity, compassion, and responsiveness, FCS continues to be an innovative, agile, and comprehensive provider of services — many of which are free or low-fee — that span the life cycle, from supporting expectant mothers to caring for the at-risk elderly. Through a broad mix of case management, counseling, and support, we provide not only a safety net but a springboard to those who need it most. Our mission: Break the cycle of poverty, abuse and despair, one person, one family, one generation at a time.   

​A 501(c) non-profit organization, FCS has 10 locations in Baltimore City and the surrounding five counties, including multiple counseling offices and two medical adult day cares. We are the on-site mental health provider at the Child Advocacy Centers (CAC) in Carroll, Harford, and Howard counties,  with formal partnership with CACs in Baltimore County. We are also the identified domestic violence provider for Carroll County and West Baltimore County. 

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Learn more about FCS History by visiting the Johns Hopkins University Library.