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!

Volunteer Coordinator – Safe Families for Children® 

The Volunteer Coordinator leads efforts related to recruiting, approving, and retaining Safe Families for Children ® (SFFC) volunteers. The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for developing and maintaining positive relationships with volunteers to help SFFC grow and succeed. The Volunteer Coordinator works closely with the SFFC Director and  assists with church and community outreach and providing services to children and families as needed.

  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.