Building Families is Dedicated to Serving Children and Families. 

In the last 95 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 this best encourages their healthy growth and development.

Continuum of Services

Community Outreach

Material Support
Resource Hub

Therapeutic Family Services

Child Therapy
Family Therapy and Education
Attachment and Trauma Focused

Safe Families for Children

Child Hosting
Family Support
Family Friend/Mentor

CHOSEN Treatment Foster Care

Trust-Based Relational Intervention
In-Home Support
Crisis Intervention


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.


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.

Accreditations and Associations

In March 2016, the Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations announced that Building Families met its “Standards for Excellence.” The Standards for Excellence emphasize good governance and administrative functions. This accreditation is renewed regularly.

Building Families is a member agency of Maryland Nonprofits and the Maryland Association of Resources for Families and Youth *(MARFY)