In 1959, members of the Lenawee County Ministerial Association and Associated Charities collaborated with other civic-minded individuals on the need for a counseling service. On July 5, 1961, Family Counseling and Children's Services opened its doors to the public providing counseling to residents of Lenawee County.
Family Counseling and Children's Services became a member of the Lenawee County United Way in 1962 and adopted the Catherine Cobb Domestic Violence Shelter in 1990.
Family Counseling and Children's Services is a member of the Michigan Federation of Child and Family Services, Child and Family Services of Michigan, and has been accredited by the Council on Accreditation since 1990.
Catherine Cobb Safe House:
The Catherine Cobb Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program provides services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Services provided include: crisis intervention with a 24-hour hotline, emergency housing, and support groups for both domestic violence and sexual assault victims. Program Advocates assist clients with financial, legal, and housing issues. The program's goals are to provide safety and support during the transitional phase for families whose lives have been shattered by domestic violence and sexual assault. Domestic violence and sexual assault prevention education is provided to groups and organizations to help stop the cycle of violence.