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Welcome to Family Services

Our mission is to strengthen families and communities through counseling, education, community building and advocacy.                                                                                                         

In response to COVID-19:
As of 3/19/2020, Family Services remains open, however we are transitioning to the use of TeleHealth for ALL clients.  Your provider or representative has hopefully already made contact with you regarding this transition.  If you have not been in contact with your provider, please call (937)222-9481 so arrangements can be made.  

All Groups have been cancelled until further notice.

CSD (Community Services for the Deaf) will be providing live interpreting services and VRI (Video Remote Interpreting) Services.  Please call (937)640-8032 to set up an interpreter or a C-Printer.  Click on this link for plain language about the COVID-19 COVID-19 simple language brochure- from OOD.  

Thank you for your patience and understanding through these times. 

Tragedy in Dayton, 7 months later- Our doors remain open

As we have for the past 124 years, Family Services is here to help anyone trying to cope with the tragedy that shattered our community on Aug. 4th.  Victims, families, friends, witnesses and anyone touched by this horrific even can contact us for help.

Family Services receives special dollars from the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) through the Ohio Attorney General's Office to support victims.  With these dollars there will never be a fee for our services and staff are prepared to assist with Crime Victim Compensation.

Our staff is trained in Trauma Informed Care and can provide Psychiatric Services, Counseling, and Case Management for anyone experiencing trauma.  It is increasingly important to remember that one of the most important things we can continue to do is support each other, and that maybe from just talking to sharing silence.  Look for someone who seems stuck in the process and encourage them to seek help.  

Call us (937)222-9481

Family Services is actively involved in the Community Wide Trauma Task Force, "Dayton Heals."  Check out the website for more resources.  Dayton Heals

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.

Current Happenings!

Now offering Online ASL Classes!
Registration open for ASL Classes 1 & 2!  

46th Annual Womanline Dinner and Fashion Show Fundraiser- POSTPONED- until possibly mid-end Summer
Fashion Show byMagnolias on Main

This event is a lot of fun and helps support the critical services that help domestic and sexual violence survivors,
childhood trauma survivors, and persons suffering with an Eating Disorder begin to heal. 
Womanline has been providing these type of services in our community since 1971! 

We hope you will be able to ATTEND, DONATE, and/or help SPONSOR this VERY enjoyable event!!!

April Group CANCELLED- Sexual Assault Survivor Support Group.  First Tuesday evening of every month.  
Check out the flyer for more details.  

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**Check out our current job openings under "About Us" Tab.  
Please share with someone who may meet the qualifications.**