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Another Year Older, and Another Year to Be Thankful

November 25, 2020

It’s hard to believe that Families First is turning 185 years old this year. That longevity speaks most...

Hospital Response Volunteer Supports Survivors in Central Indiana

April 2, 2020

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month and Families First is grateful for all the volunteers who work...

Exploring a Career in Social Work?

March 4, 2020

By Lesli Senesac, Supervisor – Home-Based Family Preservation“What do you want to do with your life?”...

Technology Tools to stay current on public policy issues

February 6, 2020

By Anthony Maggard            Do you care about making policy changes...

Our Interns: Part of Our Family and Ready for Anything

November 13, 2019

Each spring, summer, and fall, we get to welcome some truly extraordinary interns at Families First. Our latest “graduating class” is a perfect example.

She Was There When He Needed a Lifeline

November 13, 2019

Just after 3:00 am on a Saturday morning, the Crisis and Suicide Hotline phone rings. Startled from sleep,...

If you can ask, listen, and learn, you can be an advocate.

November 13, 2019

You have the power to help sexual assault survivors right now -- use it!

2018 Indiana Legislative Wrap-Up: “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”

March 19, 2018

By Gail Rothrock, Chief Strategy OfficerEnding a legislative session that most describe as chaotic, the...

Families First Family: Meet Audrey Jarrett

February 8, 2018

Audrey Jarrett is the Parent Education Supervisor at Families First. A graduate of Youngstown State University,...

Families First Family: Meet Jonathan Mangano

December 22, 2017

Jonathan Mangano is a Domestic Violence Counselor at Families First. Originally from Minnesota, he is...

Families First Family: Meet Katie Butler

December 12, 2017

At Families First, we provide a wide array of substance abuse treatment and support services—from education...

Families First Family: Meet Meryum Syeda

December 2, 2017

Data, query language, systems, projects…This list sounds like the responsibility of a CIA operative,...

Families First Family: Meet Mollie Burgess

August 28, 2017

A bilingual Victims Advocate, she spends most of her day advocating for the rights of her clients who have been victims of partner violence or sexual assault.

Families First Family: Meet Crispus Moore

May 23, 2017

Crispus Moore enjoys watching people succeed. Having joined Families First 15 months ago, he has an arsenal...