Call (251) 479-5700 in Mobile County and (251) 947-4700 in Baldwin County
for class availability and registration.

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 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 Office at 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, Katrina Thompson and Lloyd Formby

Baldwin County Office at 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
Stacey Stewart, BSW, Responsible Parenting Program Facilitator
Jan Doyle, BSW, Data and Finance Specialist
Contract Visitation Supervisors: Rita Levens and Heather Lawton

The Family Center Board of Directors

Michelle Crowe, President
Steven Walling, Vice President
Samantha Bloodworth, Treasurer
Melissa Smilie, Secretary

Rhen Bartlett
Bill Boulton
Remigia Coleman
Travis Everette
Marie Fain
Jim Jeffries
Damien Langan
Cody Poe
Susan Shaw
Julee Waldrop