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Our Story

About The Family Center

MISSION


The Exchange Club Family Center provides positive, supportive counseling, education, and advocacy services to improve the safety and harmony of the Mid-South community – one family at a time.

VISION


A holistic approach that interrupts and eliminates family violence through early intervention and community collaboration.

CORE VALUES


  • Belief:  change is possible
  • Respect:  for others and for self - no blame, no shame
  • Autonomy:  families are able to direct their own lives
  • Interdependence:  families are able to form healthy relationships and attachments
  • Dignity:  there is no weakness, no fault associated with asking for help

OUR HISTORY

  • 1984:  Local Memphis-area Exchange Clubs Provide seed funding for a child abuse prevention (CAP) center
  • 1993:  The Exchange Club Child Abuse Prevention Center of the Mid-South hires Barbara King
  • 1993-2016:  Name change to the Exchange Club Family Center
  • 2013:  The Family Center and CASA of Memphis merge
  • 2016:  Barbara King retires as the Executive Director; Jennifer Balink is hired