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Serving our community for more than 25 years, Families First of Palm Beach County provides child abuse prevention, health, housing, and behavioral health services for families whose life circumstances impact child and family health and stability. Many of the families served by Families First struggle with domestic violence, homelessness, drug or alcohol abuse, mental or physical health issues or just a change in circumstance that has left them unable to cope. With eight programs, Families First helps them build on their strengths and designs individualized plans that meet each family's specific needs.

Families First sees many successes: 100 percent of the families served through the nationally evidence-based Healthy Families program remain free from abuse and neglect; 100 percent of the babies born to HIV positive mothers through the TOPWA (Targeted Outreach for Pregnant Women) program are born healthy; hundreds of women of child-bearing age are giving birth to healthy infants because they receive healthcare before conception and prenatally. Also, children exhibiting behaviors that indicate emotional or mental health issues are being treated at early ages so that they can be successful in school, at home, and in the community now and in adulthood.

By preventing abuse, homelessness, health issues, pregnancies with poor outcomes, and children's behavioral health issues, Families First saves taxpayers millions in costs of special education, delinquency and dependency services needed to fix issues after they have occurred.

The Mission of Families First of PBC is to advance the well-being of children and families through high-quality programs in prevention, early intervention, child development, behavioral health, education, and advocacy.

Thanks to our funders and community partners in helping Families First improve the lives of the families we serve.

Our Values


Families First will maintain the highest standards of service and utilize a continuous quality improvement system to meet changing family and community needs.


Families First will maintain respect for the worth and dignity of all persons served, staff and collaborators.


Families First will maintain steadfast adherence to ethical principles and practices in working with clients, colleagues and the community.


Families First will remain dedicated to fulfilling the mission of the organization.

Special accommodations for clients

No clients shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Clients needing accommodations for a disability and/or clients with special communications needs should contact their Families First of Palm Beach County worker or make their request for accommodation at the time of admission into a Families First of Palm Beach County program.

DCF ADA/Section 504 Coordinator:      

Kathy Bush (850) 717-4566 

Families First of Palm Beach County SPOC contact:

Yvette Branch   (561) 312-0683


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