About Us

Whether it’s career counseling, teaching parenting skills, or enrolling a veteran for benefits, our programs and services help strengthen families – leading to a healthier, more stable community.

Family Services of Greater Houston, a United Way Agency, is one of the oldest 501 (c)(3) nonprofit social service organizations in the area. Originally founded in 1904 in reaction to a series of community crises, the organization was conceived to be a flexible social service agency, ready to quickly offer help to those in need.

Today, Family Houston serves low-income children, families and adults. Our clients represent the diversity of the city, with a wide range of ages and ethnicities. Among the services we offer:

  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Employment Services
  • Financial Stability
  • Parenting and Life Skills Classes
  • Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Veteran Services
  • Young Adults on the Move


To provide individuals and families with the counseling and guidance they need to strengthen themselves and their relationships.


To create a stronger community tomorrow by helping individuals and families find the strength to meet the challenges they face today.


  • Commitment – always being family and community focused
  • Integrity – operating honestly and ethically
  • Accountability – financial responsibility
  • Quality – the pursuit of service, staff and environmental excellence through continuous performance improvement
  • Respect – treating all persons with fairness, dignity and respect
  • Teamwork – the effectiveness of working together
  • Partnership – working collaboratively with others
  • Diversity – the strength of individual differences
  • Agility – our ability to adapt to changing environments