About Us

Pinwheel picturesAbout 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 offices in Daphne and Chatom, AL in 2011
  • 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 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 Office at 601 Bel Air Boulevard, Suite 100, Mobile, AL 36606

Amy de Haart, MS, Program Director for Family Time Supervised Visitation, Class Facilitator
Vicki O’Malley, BS, Healthy Start Facilitator
Gerardo Cantu, MS, MSW, Responsible Parenting Class Facilitator
Whitney Cannedy, LBSW, Monitored Exchange Program Manager
Contract Visitation Supervisors:  Tammy Brookhart, Whitney Cannedy, Samantha McCammon, Kathy Rouse and Jennifer Sala

Contract Childcare: Angela Clark

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

Amy de Haart, MS, Program Director for Family Time (Supervised Visitation)
Judy Simpson, MS, Class Facilitator
Stacey Stewart, BSW, Responsible Parenting Program Facilitator
Jan Doyle, BSW, Data and Finance Specialist
Contract Visitation Supervisors: Tammy Brookhart, Patrice Kenney, and Jenny Pappas

The Family Center Board of Directors

Michelle Crowe, President
Stephanie Streeter, Vice President
Samantha Bloodworth, Secretary
Marie Davis, Treasurer

Rhen Bartlett
Bill Boulton
Anita Clarke
Remigia Coleman
Jennifer English
Travis Everette
Marie Fain
Jim Jeffries
Damien Langan
Donna Marques
Margaret Tsu

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