who we are

Building Families was founded in 1920 to ensure that children were cared for in families, rather than in orphanages, where our founder Willoughby McCormick believed they were most likely to get the love and support they needed. Today we hold fast to that belief, and continue the 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.

join our team

Is the Lord calling you to work with kids and families from hard places? If so, consider joining the Building Families team.
Please email completed applications to jobs@buildingfamiliesforchildren.org. Thank you!

Family Support Coordinator – Safe Families for Children®

The Family Support Coordinator is responsible for the intake of families in need of support and ensuring families are supported by assigned case coaches and other Safe Families for Children support volunteers. This position also assists the Safe Families team with the overall planning of the program including developing relationships with churches and referral sources and assisting churches in recruiting host families, family friends and case coaches.

Office Manager (Part-Time)

The Office Manager provides administrative, bookkeeping, clerical and computer support to the Business Office, Public Relations/Development team and to program staff. The Office Manager also provides administrative and program support to the Therapeutic Family Services program, including billing, claims, and online administrator responsibilities.

Treatment Social Worker (TSW) – CHOSEN Treatment Foster Care

The TSW is responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring effective therapeutic services within the CHOSEN program. This position works to build connection and trust between youth and families to achieve well-being, safety, and permanency. The TSW also ensures continuous program compliance with agency policies and procedures, as well as external licensing and/or regulatory agencies, and assists in program development and evaluation as needed. The TSW will provide case management services to youth through regular contact with youth’s treatment team and family, and will support parents in impelementing Trust-Based Relational Intervention®  (TBRI® ).

  Therapist – Therapeutic Family Services (Independent Contractor) 

Do you have a heart to serve families in a therapeutic relationship and make a difference in their lives? BFC has a contractor opening for a Therapist in its Therapeutic Family Services program. This opportunity allows therapists to support and meet the complex needs of vulnerable children within a flexible schedule. Learn more about the work and position requirements in the description below.