Family Service Center

The original progenitor of the Family Service Center, 919 S. Spring St., was the Home for the Friendless, a residential facility for children and destitute women that was created in 1863. The home operated at Seventh Street and South Grand Avenue.

A series of mergers over the past 150 years gradually expanded the center’s scope and services. Some of the center’s predecessor organizations are cited in this index.

The organization adopted its current name in 1974.

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