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.

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!

 Executive Director

The Executive Director is responsible for leading BFC within the context of the mission, vision, values, goals and policies of the organization as established by the Board of Trustees. Providing leadership, the Executive Director works with the Board of Trustees to establish the strategic imperatives for the organization and to raise the resources needed to sustain the programs that are making a difference in the lives of Maryland’s most vulnerable children and families.

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