Our History

Celebrating 140 Years of Bringing Health & Hope into the Home

Since our founding in 1877, Family Lifeline has flourished for more than a century because we are responsive to the changing needs of those we serve. Our name throughout the years has reflected this evolution – The City Mission (1877), Associated Charities (1905), Family Service Society (1928), Family & Children’s Services (1963) and today, Family Lifeline (2001). As you trace our history below, you’ll discover a vision that is as vibrant today as it was when we were first founded. We remain uniquely poised to strengthen the lives of families in the home, two generations at a time.

JUMP TO A YEAR:   |   1788   |   1877   |   1905   |   1927   |   1928   |   1963   |   2001   |    2017

Our Timeline

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Anniversary News

Back to School Bins

With the school year quickly approaching, Family Lifeline’s Young Professionals (FLYP) is hosting a supply drive to collect necessary preschool and kindergarten supplies for the families they serve this summer. These supplies will be bundled together into bins and...

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FLYP Summer Soiree: Thursday at The Veil Brewing Co.

Summer is here and FLYP is kicking it off with an exciting event this Thursday at The Veil Brewing Company. The summer soiree provides the opportunity to meet members of Family Lifeline’s Young Professionals group and learn more about what FLYP does to help Family...

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FLYP's Talk LIVE Provided Something For Everyone

For the second year, Talk LIVE was an educating, entertaining, and enjoyable night. Talk LIVE took place Monday, June 11th at the Robert B Moss Theatre at Richmond Triangle Players and featured some of Richmond's best and brightest. The event was highlighted by seven...

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Back to School Bins

Family Lifeline works with parents starting during their pregnancies to help at risk families learn the skills necessary to teach their children starting at birth. One of the Family Lifeline’s goals is to improve school readiness for this vulnerable population. Many...

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