Who We Are

Building Families is dedicated to serving God by providing trauma-informed services to children and families.

In the last 96 years, we have helped about 20,000 children and parents – regardless of their background or beliefs. We serve kids in families and communities, versus institutional settings, believing that God established the family as the best place for children to grow and develop.


We established these organizational values to guide our decision making and provide clarity for those who work with us about how we engage with others.


Working within a Christian context and foundation, we allow God’s love to shine by inspiring unity in God’s people through Biblical principles on which authentic helping relationships are built.


We get to know client’s in positive ways (i.e. values, beliefs, goals, dreams, etc.) and connect their strengths to desired outcomes.


We strive for service delivery that improves family’s access to services across programs in a way that anticipates family needs and empowers self-sufficiency.

Community Supported

We draw on formal and informal community resources and mobilize these resources to help meet client’s needs. We recognize that families are strengthened as they are embraced by their communities, especially by churches who are our indispensable partners in achieving God’s mission.


The focus of our help, primarily, is on the family unit. We believe that the best opportunity for healing, growth, and development occurs in the context of the family and that the family’s perspective is important to elicit so that the services we offer reflect their values.

Accreditations and Associations

Building Families is accreddited through the Maryland Nonprofits Standards for Excellence, established to promote the highest standards of ethics, effectiveness, and accountability in nonprofit governance, management, and operations. We are proud to be associated with each of the following groups.

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