Our Story

Strengthening Families and Protecting Children Since 1982

The Family Place was established in 1982 as a small facility in Logan, Utah, known as The Child & Family Support Center. We began with the goal of providing a safe shelter for children involved in crisis situations, and has since expanded to meet the needs of all families in our community. We now have three locations in Logan, Hyrum, and Smithfield and serve families in Cache and Rich Counties.

The Family Place’s mission is to strengthen families and protect children. We do this by providing fun, family-focused events in the community as well as offering a variety of services such as therapy, educational workshops, and our Kid’s Place. The Family Place will always be known as a place for families of all kinds. We welcome anyone who wishes to grow closer to his or her family to come learn with us!

The Family Place is a private 501(c) 3 nonprofit charitable organization governed by a board of directors consisting of local citizens. The organization receives funding primarily through community grants and private donors. In addition to financial funding, The Family Place receives supply donations from various businesses and community members. Many volunteer hours are also given to aid in the progression of The Family Place.

 

THE STARFISH STORY

An elderly man saw a child standing on a beach throwing starfish into the ocean. Thousands of starfish, stranded by the outgoing tide, lay on the beach around them.

“Why are you throwing the starfish into the ocean?” the man asked the child.

“If I don’t, they will die.”

The man looked around them, “but with all these starfish you can’t possibly expect to make a difference.”

The child picked up another starfish, tossed it into the ocean, and said, “it made a difference to that one.”