Who We Are

1976

Family Builders was founded as "Parents Assistance Center" by a social worker named Ann Hardy. Ann believed, as we do today, that parenting is a learned skill, and that at some point all parents need help. She saw a gap in the services provided to parents where abuse and neglect had occurred in the home, and began teaching parenting workshops around her kitchen table. She offered help, healing and hope to the families she served, many of whom were repeating a cycle of abuse that they had learned from their own parents.

This important work continues today at Family Builders, and we also now provide a wide variety of group and individual services aimed at strengthening families to prevent child abuse, neglect and other family violence.

2011

We changed the name of the organization to Family Builders to better reflect the nature of our services.  We also re-branded with a new logo and mission statement.

2017

Family Builders moved to Shepherd Center to provide a fresher, brighter, and more convenient space for our staff and clients.

2018

Added a new tagline:  healing families after abuse

Coming in 2019 – Family Counseling