1255 N 1200 W
Orem, Utah 84057
The Utah Valley Family Support Center, Inc., doing business as (DBA) the Family Support & Treatment Center, is located at 1255 N 1200 W in Orem and was incorporated on July 2, 1984. When the Center began, its Crisis Nursery and Parenting Program were the only services available, but shortly thereafter, Prevention Education programs were added.
At the same time the Utah Valley Family Support Center was taking root, another organization was also developing. The Utah Valley Chapter of Parents United was incorporated in 1983 and provided support groups for victims and perpetrators of sexual abuse and their families. The number of individuals and families served by both of these organizations quickly began to grow, and their funding sources (Division of Child and Family Services and United Way of Utah County) realized the valuable services they provided. They decided they needed to find a way to ensure the longevity of services while also cutting administrative costs. As a result of that decision, the two agencies were combined. The official name of the agency remained Utah Valley Family Support Center, Inc., and in July of 1989, its DBA name, the Family Support & Treatment Center, was created to emphasize both the prevention and treatment aspects of the agency.
From that time, the agency has continued to grow and develop according to the needs of the community. A therapy department was added in 1990 and, in July of 1992, the Parents United support group aspect was discontinued in order to accommodate more specific clinical interventions including individual, family, and group therapy.
In March 1995, the Family Support & Treatment Center moved from Provo to its present location in Orem. The new building provided the agency with a more adequate home, helping us meet an ever increasing demand for services. An addition was added to the building in 2000 to again improve our ability to meet the needs of the community we serve. Throughout the years, we have often quoted the movie Field of Dreams, “If you build it, they will come.”
Today, child abuse prevention and treatment remain the agency’s primary focus. In addition to our Crisis Nursery, we offer Parenting Classes, Prevention Education, and in-home Adoption Respite services, designed to provide families who have adopted children from the Public Welfare System with an opportunity to receive respite care to help them remain free of the risk of adoption disruption. While child abuse and neglect issues are the primary focus of therapy, treatment services have been expanded to serve victims of all types of trauma and their families. Individual, couple, and family therapy are all provided at the center, and both traditional cognitive therapies and experiential models are used to address the specific needs of each individual and family being served.
We anticipate that the Family Support & Treatment Center will continue to grow as long as individuals and families within our service area are faced with the painful experiences of child abuse and neglect. While the journey toward healing can sometimes be very long and difficult, it is worth it, and we appreciate your confidence as we walk that journey with the many courageous individuals we feel privileged to call our friends.