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Contact Information

Address: 375 Cambridge Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306 950 West Julian Street, San Jose, CA 95126
Phone: 650-326-6576
Email: info [at] fcservices [dot] org
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Family & Children Services supports children, youth, adults, and families in overcoming challenges in their lives, so they may be stronger, safer, and more self-sufficient. In the process, the agency strengthens our community.

We offer a range of health and human services, including counseling services, family violence and abuse prevention, school-based counseling and support services, self-sufficiency support services and education, and substance abuse treatment. In all of our services, we strive to provide our clients with the highest quality care.

Vital Stats

Number of people helped:
Approximately 8,000 children, youth, and adults each year Number of employees:
Approximately 90 full- and part-time Counties served: Two (Santa Clara and San Mateo) Locations: 100+ (Two agency facilities and 100+ community-based locations, including schools, childcare centers, workplaces, community centers, and clinics)


Founding Year: 1948

Family & Children Services has served Santa Clara and San Mateo counties since 1948. We were founded to address community needs similar to those we address today.

Our San Jose parent agency was founded to respond to the need for mental health services for veterans returning from World War II and their families. Our Palo Alto parent agency began services to address needs identified through community meetings and dialogues. Counseling services were intended to support children, adults, and families dealing with economic stress, alcoholism in the home, family conflict, and other, similar issues.

In 2001, Family & Children Services was formed through the merger of Adult and Child Guidance Center (San Jose) and Family Service Mid-Peninsula (Palo Alto).

Current Projects

Our range of health and human services addresses a range of needs. These services include:

  • Counseling Services - Services for children, adults, and families address short- and long-term counseling needs.
  • Positive Solutions - Our family violence and abuse prevention services are changing behavior, teaching peaceful ways to resolve conflict, and promoting healthy relationships and safe homes.
  • School-Based Services - Our Families and Schools Together (FAST) Program is empowering parents to become engaged in their children's schools and learning.
  • Court-Based Services - .

How you can help

Volunteer Page:
Donation Page:
We invite you to get involved in our work to strengthen individuals, families, and communities by becoming an investor in our work, attending our events, and sharing your expertise.

Calendar of Events

Online Calendar:

2008 December

Christmas Tree Elegance presented by Valle Monte League. Describe the event briefly : who, what, where, when, how

2009 April/May

Circle of Support Breakfast.

This annual breakfast features a speaker on emotional wellness. Past speakers have included Firoozeh Dumas, author of "Funny In Farsi," and Dr. Robert Sapolsky, author of "Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers."

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