Family Service of the Piedmont is the largest nonprofit agency serving children and families in Guilford County. With a staff of about 150 people, Family Service has an annual budget of $8 million. Each year, the agency reaches more than 20,000 people through its programs and community education.
With a vision of building safe and healthy families, Family Service of the Piedmont empowers individuals and families to restore hope, achieve stability and thrive through quality support services, advocacy and education.
Areas of Service:
Victim Services- The agency provides 24-hour crisis line and victim advocate programs for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and other violent crime. Clara House in Greensboro and Carpenter House in High Point offer a temporary residence, along with a host of other services, for women and children escaping domestic violence. The agency operates two fully accredited Children’s Advocacy Centers which coordinate the investigation and treatment of child sexual abuse. Harmony House provides supervised visitation and exchange of children for families with a history of domestic violence.
Family Support Services- Family Service seeks to prevent child abuse and neglect by providing in-home parenting education for new parents with heightened stress and risk factors, and providing family preservation and reunification services for families in danger of having their children removed from the home.
Counseling- Family Service offers individual and family counseling- including substance abuse, depression, anxiety, marital problems, behavioral issues, grief and trauma. The agency’s Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) provides free budget, credit and housing counseling, debt management programs, and bankruptcy and foreclosure mitigation for individuals and families struggling with financial worries.
Community Education- The agency offers community empowering opportunities through resident councils, leadership training and neighborhood building activities. CCCS conducts free money and credit workshops throughout the year. Family Service staff advocates for issues central to its mission and services- such as domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse- through community awareness events and speaking engagements.
Learn more at: http://www.safeandhealthyfamilies.com