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Welcome to Family Services


For 125 years, our mission is to strengthen families and communities through counseling, education, community building and advocacy.  This mission cannot be upheld without acknowledging the impact of racism and the oppression of people.  When this is not recognized the result weakens our entire community and creates a significant public health and mental health issue.

Family Services, Community Services for the Deaf and Womanline stand together with our community against racism and the trauma of all oppression experienced by the entire community and nation.

Family Services is prepared to help all residents with access to mental health services as each and every one of us navigate racism and oppression and the impact it has upon our lives.  


          Our response to COVID-19

*Telehealth continues to be our primary source of providing mental health services in our community.   

*We are still accepting NEW clients!! Call (937)222-9481. 

*Sexual Assault Survivor Support Group is now virtual.  Call Leah Stone at (937)234-7567 to join.

*Anger Management, Parenting, and AoD Groups have been cancelled until further notice.

*CSD (Community Services for the Deaf) is providing live interpreting services and VRI (Video Remote Interpreting) Services.  Please call (937)640-8032 to set up an interpreter or a C-Printer.

*CSD Walk-In Services are be offered virtually, every Wednesday from 11a to 2p.  Please follow this link for more information CSD Walk-In Services.  If you need assistance with anything, please either text/call Sarah (937)619-8483 any time to let her know you will be calling in for walk-in services.

*Stay up to date with us! Follow us with Constant Contact  

*Resources/Information due to COVID-19
-Plain language about the COVID-19: COVID-19 simple language brochure- from OOD.  

Thank you for your patience and understanding through these times. 
We are in this with you and together! 


Mental Health

Nearly half of all Americans will experience the symptoms of a mental illness at some point in life. If it happens to you or your family, you are not alone. Each year, Family Services’ professional and courteous counseling staff provide hundreds of individuals, couples and families with confidential counseling within a safe environment, to address a wide range of concerns.

Counseling is available for individuals or families affected by: 

  • physical, verbal, emotional, mental, neglect and/or sexual violence
  • eating disorders
  • trauma (any kind) 
  • drug use and other addictions
  • anxiety disorders
  • divorce 
  • life transitions
  • anger
  • stress management
  • communication problems
  • Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
  • Isolated seniors
  • Crime victims (any victimization)  

Our counseling services promote health and well being among participants, and encourage utilization of responsible behaviors, non-violence and feelings management.  Family Services utilizes the Ecological Theory framework as our best practice counseling model.  This model helps individuals understand that no one is an island, but is part of a much broader system, where the individual affects their environment and the environment affects the individual. 

 Check out Product/Services tab for more information and how to schedule an appointment or register for a class.

Check out our Virtual Programs

NEW!!!!
Now Offering a FREE  Virtual Trauma Informed Mindfulness Group!
When:  Starting Feb. 18th- Thursdays 6:30-7:45p
Please contact Megan Shepard to register: mshepherd@fsadayton.org



Now Providing Virtual Interpreting Services (VRI)




Online ASL Classes!
Stay Tuned for Class Times & Dates


Sexual Assault Survivor Support Group- Now Being Offered Virtually!  
Call Leah Stone at 937-234-7567 to join.  





Updates/Current Happenings

Annual GivingEvery year around the Holidays, Family Services reaches out to the community for extra support for the services we provide.  Community support and donations has been crucial to our sustainability since our existence in 1896.  Family Services has been at the forefront of providing services in our community to include the 1896 employment devastation when 2,000 workers in the community lost their jobs, the 1913 Flood, the 1931 outbreak of cholera, and the Great Depression to name few.  Most recently, Family Services continues to provide services to the victims from the Memorial Day Tornadoes and the August 4th shooting in Dayton. #Dayton Strong.

Unfortunately, the reality of many nonprofits is donations are critically needed to help support and sustain the services that are provided.  Family Services is no exception to this.  You may be surprised how far a financial contribution will go.  To the right, you can learn just how your donation can help  Please consider making a donation!!

Thank you for all who contributed and for your support of this amazing, historic agency. Network for Good 


The 20th Annual and 1st Virtual Families Matter Essay Contest held on November 21, 2020, was a great success!

Big Thank you to:
*All the schools and students who participated this year
*Joyce Willis, Event Chair
*All committee members and judges
*All folks who donated and volunteered

Congratulations to the Essay Winners!!!

Check out the SOUVENIR BOOKLET for the winners, donors, and volunteers.

We hope to see you for next year's event, 11/20/2021


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