For more than a century, New Orleans families have been able to rely on a sure source of assistance when they need it most.

Since its humble beginnings in 1896 as the Charity Organization Society, Family Service of Greater New Orleans has been reaching out in progressively more creative ways — stretching scarce dollars to heal the hurt of those who suffer in the midst of a great modern city.

Today, Family Service offers a vast array of innovative programs to more than 17,000 families and children — through schools to help troubled children; by providing counseling for young mothers, those caught in a web of substance abuse, worried job seekers, former prisoners, single parents and troubled veterans; and by assisting employers in offering counseling services to their work force.

Family Service of Greater New Orleans provides caring, confidential counseling for addictions, critical incident stress, child abuse, sexual abuse and anger management.