Welcome


Commitment.     Compassion.     Community.


These are the core values of The Family Foundation's 42 years of successfully helping thousands of children, teenagers, and families in need of counseling, education, and a variety of community and mental health services. Our multiple programs and innovative services have been in the forefront of meeting the needs of families and children in times of crisis.

Our signature undertaking -- The Frost School -- was established in 1976 as a self-sustaining, 12-month day program for children and adolescents with severe emotional problems. We combined small, individualized classes with daily group therapy, and required weekly parent and family involvement in our program. We worked as a therapeutic community and were able to help many students return to public school and move on to college or to work.

From our Foundation's founding in 1975,  we gradually expanded our accredited school to serve more than 100 students a year from grades two through 12 in a series of small, family oriented programs. With our merger into Sheppard Pratt Health Systems in 2004, programs were added to serve students on the autistic spectrum.  

Now, The Family Foundation is excited to announce we are offering consultative services and an expanded grant program for individuals, professionals, and community groups who want to provide unique programs and services to youth and their families.