About Us

The Institute for Family Centered Services (IFCS) is a team of experienced professionals who are committed to providing community-based services to families and individuals.  Our services are focused on keeping families together and on helping individuals build rich, independent lives in the communities they call home.  With a track record of success spanning more than 20 years, IFCS has experience providing and developing innovative, quality mental and behavioral health services.

Who We Serve

We provide services to families and individuals from all walks of life who face a range of challenges.   The people we serve include:

  • Families facing out-of-home placements
  • Children reentering their family home
  • Juvenile offenders
  • Children and individuals with mental health challenges
  • Individuals reintegrating into the community
  • Individuals with substance abuse challenges

A Partner of The MENTOR Network

IFCS was founded in 1988 and grew to become a nationally recognized, leading provider and developer of in-home and community-based services. In 2009, IFCS became a part of The MENTOR Network , a national network of local health and human services providers.  IFCS further extends The Network’s continuum of care by providing evidence-based family preservation services and innovative periodic supports.  Today, working with our local partners in The Network, we serve families and individuals in Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Virginia.

A Continuum of Care

When you choose IFCS, you benefit not only from our quality services and breadth of experience but also from The Network’s proven practices and national resources.  Through our continuum of care, we are able to offer the people we serve access to The Network’s residential programs and support services.  For people served by The Network, we are able to provide family preservation services and periodic supports.  We work closely with our local partners in The Network to help families stay together and to help individuals become more independent in the communities they call home.

Quality Is at Our Core

We take pride in our ability to offer quality supports and services.  Accredited by the Council on Accreditation, an international human services accrediting organization, we work hard to ensure our services meet the highest standards.  Our expert team includes experienced specialists, licensed therapists and social workers as well as quality assurance professionals.  We believe excellence in quality is achieved through education, management, and evaluation.