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The Family Support Center
Protecting Children | Strengthening Families | Preventing Child Abuse

Protecting children, strengthening families, and preventing child abuse.


Crisis Nursery

Provides emergency respite for stressed/overwhelmed parents, and a “safe-haven” for children at risk of abuse or neglect.

LifeStart Village

A Self-Sufficiency based housing program for homeless single-parent families designed to lead them from dependency to self-sufficiency.

Clinical Services & Education

Professional therapy and education classes for individuals and families designed to provide the tools necessary to help rebuild their lives and move toward positive outcomes.

In-Home Programs

Additional in-home support services includes: a 12 week Family Mentor program and Adoption Respite.


Why we’re here.

3,793 confirmed victims of child abuse in Salt Lake County during 2018.

Utah ranks 8th in child abuse and 1st in sex abuse rates of children.

40,000 referrals for child abuse and neglect reported per year.

64% of Utah’s Child Abuse victims are under the age of 11.

At least one in four Americans struggle with a major mental health disorder.

Families make up 35% of the people in Utah experiencing homelessness.


 You can make a difference in a child's life.

Interested in helping out?


“I took my son there for a few hours so we both could have a break. I didn’t feel judged at all. My boy loved going and was eating a healthy snack when I returned. Thanks Family Support Center for helping me when I felt I had nowhere else to turn.”

- Crisis Nursery Client

“I learned how to simplify my parenting style which works so much better! I also learned to appreciate the journey more and not just focus on checking things off my list!”

- Family Mentor Client

“Because of the Family Support Center’s mentoring program: Our family, my family is better.”

- Family Mentor Client

“If you look at my rap sheet you would see 12 felonies, but that’s not what LifeStart saw.”

- LifeStart Village Graduate

“Thank you…our family has been so blessed and has grown during this time.”

-Smart STEPS Family

“The program isn’t necessarily easy but it’s worth it. You’re worth it.”

- LifeStart Village Graduate