Ann believed, as we do today, that parenting is a learned skill, and that at some point all parents need help. She saw a gap in the services provided to parents where abuse and neglect had occurred in the home, and began teaching parenting workshops around her kitchen table. She offered help, healing and hope to the families she served, many of whom were repeating a cycle of abuse that they had learned from their own parents.
This important work continues today at Family Builders, and we also now provide a wide variety of group and individual services aimed at strengthening families to prevent child abuse, neglect and other family violence.
Family Builders provides a wide variety of services to parents, families, individuals and community groups. The programs we offer center on two basic beliefs