Strengthening Individuals and Families Across the Lifespan

Our History

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Willowstone Family Services has continued to serve the residents of Tippecanoe and surrounding counties for over 50 years. Originally known as the Family Services Agency of Tippecanoe County, our agency was formed in 1964 after the United Way and Mental Health Association conducted a community needs assessment and recognized the lack of family advocacy agencies available. The pressing demand for effective community planning and advocacy for families was evident and encouraged the implementation of programs and services including caseworkers, counseling and referral services to assist families with obtaining support and life skills they need to help them throughout life. 

The agency was incorporated in 1975 and changed its name to Family Services, Inc. to reflect expansion of programs into surrounding counties. Throughout our history we have offered various programs and services to adjust to the needs of the communities we serve. Some of these programs included Families and Schools Together (FAST), a school-based substance abuse and delinquency prevention program and Dads Make a Difference, a program created for non-custodial fathers, even Consumer Credit Counseling. 

In 2015 we re-branded to Willowstone Family Services, Incorporated. Today we offer parent and child development programs and services, parenting classes, youth drug prevention, counseling and employee assistance to local businesses. The original mission of Family Services was to strengthen individuals and families across the lifespan. It has remained unchanged since we opened our doors in 1964. Our goal of strengthening families remains intact with programs and services that serve individuals and families in our community throughout their lives. We strive to continue to provide important services to our community for many generations to come!

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    Become a partner with us to support mental health & wellness and effective parenting for individuals and families! Become a donation site or give your best gift online. All proceeds support our services and programs to make access affordable for all income levels.

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  • Sponsor or Register for The Cinderella Ball




    Purdue Memorial Union North & South Ballrooms

    An opportunity for you and your company to be a part of our signature event!
    Event description: A special evening to remember for fathers (or father figures) and daughters to create magical memories including dinner, horse & carriage ride, dancing & more!