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Families Together/Building Solutions


Many families with multiple problems come to the attention of the Department of Health and Human Services and are in need of consistent and ongoing services, which will enable them to significantly improve family functioning. The Families Together/Building Solutions (FTBS) program is based on the belief that many families can enhance their well-being and improve safety of the children with the assistance of in-home services.

The FTBS program is short-term in-home counseling with a solution focused approach.  FTBS is moderately intensive and designed to serve families with multiple problems who could benefit from such services.  DHHS is the gateway for acceptance of families for this service, and families may be referred from Children's Protective Services, Foster Care Reunification, Delinquency Services and Prevention.  Program services are voluntary and without regard to family income.   


  • Develop structure for the safety of children and all members of the family.
  • Generate solutions to the problems faced by the family.
  • Identify family strengths, assess and help the family develop goals for improving functioning.
  • With the family, examine alternatives and determine options for working on treatment goals.


Counties Served

  • Alcona
  • Alpena
  • Crawford
  • Montmorency
  • Ogemaw
  • Oscoda
  • Otsego
  • Roscommon