Serving Children in Families for 100 Years

Serving Children in Families for 100 Years

who we are

Building Families was founded in 1920 to ensure that children were cared for in families, rather than in orphanages, where our founders believed they were most likely to get the love and support they needed to thrive. Today we hold fast to that belief, and continue this important work by mobilizing the community and providing trauma-informed care.

OUR MISSION is to share the love of Christ by helping Maryland’s most vulnerable children thrive in families.

OUR VISION A safe, nurturing family for every child. A supportive thriving community for every family.

YEARS
We’ve been strengthening families and helping children thrive since 1920!

Headquartered in Columbia, we provide services throughout central Maryland. We work with the state, churches, and other community organizations.

CHILDREN & PARENTS
Over the years we’ve served over 20,000 children in families rather than institutions.

STATEMENT FROM THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

in the wake of the death of George Floyd.

 

We find ourselves today with the awakening of our conscience by heartbreaking photos and video that clearly confirm, yet again, that racism still endures in our country.  Building Families for Children is a faith-based nonprofit organization with a mission to “share the love of Christ by helping Maryland’s most vulnerable children thrive in families.” As an organization guided by our statement of faith, our role is to inspire the unity of God’s people. As a Christ-centered organization we are charged with providing care and services to children and families regardless of race or national origin. We will not tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism.

George Floyd was a black father of five children who died at the hands of a police officer. No child or family should ever have to endure this kind of injustice. The Black community suffers the trauma of this and every other unjust incident of racism in a unique and personal way, that leaves the Black community feeling marginalized and unsafe. We at Building Families for Children stand together declaring that every child deserves to grow up in a safe and nurturing home. This can only be realized when Christ’s love and respect without racial bias are offered inside the home and throughout our community.

Thank you for joining us as brothers and sisters in pointing all towards the love of Christ.

In Solidarity,
BFC Board of Trustees

what we do

Every child deserves a safe, nurturing family where they can grow and thrive. We make sure children are cared for in a family setting through our two key service areas: Family Strengthening and Treatment Foster Care.

Family Strengthening

Safe Families for Children® & Therapeutic Family Services
Our Family Strengthening Services are trauma-informed early interventions designed to strengthen families and keep them intact whenever possible.

Treatment Foster Care

Children of Special and Exceptional Need (CHOSEN)
Our Treatment Foster Care program serves children after they’ve been removed from their home by a local Department of Social Services, placing them in foster families equipped to help them heal and thrive.

what we do

Every child deserves a safe, nurturing family where they can grow and thrive. We make sure children are cared for in a family setting through our two key service areas: Family Strengthening and Treatment Foster Care.

Family Strengthening

Safe Families for Children® & Therapeutic Family Services
Our Family Strengthening Services are trauma-informed early interventions designed to strengthen families and keep them intact whenever possible.

Treatment Foster Care

Children of Special and Exceptional Need (CHOSEN)
Our Treatment Foster Care program serves children after they’ve been removed from their home by a local Department of Social Services, placing them in foster families equipped to help them heal and thrive.