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Welcome to Family Services

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

Tragedy in Dayton, 5 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!

**Check out our Winter Newsletter and Annual Appeal Request:

**Our Sexual Assault Survivor Support Group starts in February!  First Tuesday evening of every month.  
Check out the flyer for more details.  

**February 24th - March 1 is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week.  
Womanline Director, Leah Stone MSW, LSW, is hosting a free event/community discussion about the 
diet culture we live in.  "Dumping Diet Culture."  Catering by Panera Bread.  
Dietitian/Nutrionist, Kristy McCord, will be joining this discussion to discuss common 
trends, myths, and some risks around the diet culture.  
Free Event, but registration is required.  Seats are limited.  
Donations will be accepted and much appreciated.  

Registration open for ASL Classes 1 & 2!  
Registration ASL 1

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