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About The Family Center, formerly Exchange Club Family Center

  • Private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation
  • All donations are tax deductible
  • Established in July, 1991 by the Exchange Club of Mobile
  • Opened office in Robertsdale in 2017
  • Two emphases:
    * Prevention of child abuse and neglect
    * Stressing the importance of both parents in children’s lives
  • Healthy Start program taught at USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital to new parents
  • Anger Management course offered monthly
  • Only non-profit visitation sites south of Birmingham and open to all US residents
  • Monitored exchanges of children offered at the Mobile and Robertsdale office
  • Serving approximately 6,000 individuals each year
  • All staff are mandatory reporters of child abuse and neglect
  • We accept voluntary participants and those referred by the courts and by DHR
  • Speakers available to visit your group and explain our services and child abuse prevention (honorariums appreciated)
  • Services offered for nominal fees, dependent on funding

The Family Center Staff

Lydia Pettijohn, M.S., FDC, Executive Director
Frida Schnitzler, In house CPA

Mobile County Office
601 Bel Air Boulevard, Suite 100, Mobile, AL 36606

Amy de Haart, MS, Program Director for Family Time Supervised Visitation, Class Facilitator
Ashley Newsome, BS, Healthy Start Facilitator
Linda Hayes, MS, ALC, Responsible Parenting Class Facilitator
Whitney Cannedy, LBSW, Monitored Exchange Program Manager
Contract Visitation Supervisors: Whitney Cannedy and Katrina Thompson

Baldwin County Office
22671 AL St. Hwy. 59 South, Robertsdale, AL 36567

Tammy Brookhart, BSW, Program Director for Family Time (Supervised Visitation & Monitored Exchanges)
Judy Simpson, MS, Class Facilitator
William Morgan, MEd, MDiv, Fatherhood Facilitator
Jan Doyle, BSW, Data and Finance Specialist
Contract Visitation Supervisors: Rita Levens, Amanda Thompson and Kassie Everett-Carroll

The Family Center Board of Directors

Michelle Crowe, President
Steven Walling, Vice President
Juanita Spinks, Secretary
Marques Ivy, Treasurer

Bill Boulton
S. Joshua Briskman
Remigia Coleman
Marie Fain
Susan Shaw
Melissa Smilie
Julee Waldrop

Lydia Pettijohn
Executive Director
Familycenter.org
FEIN: 58-1961091



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