Thanks to the efforts of the Junior League of Ogden and the Utah State Division of Child and Family Services, the Family Support Center of Ogden opened its doors in November, 1979, on 23rd Street in Ogden. The Center provided Parenting Classes designed to help parents create a nurturing environment and avoid situations that could lead to abuse, and a Crisis Nursery where parents could leave their children during situations of stress or emergency, an alternative to the abuse that can possibly occur when parents are under stress. 1980 saw the addition of the Outreach Program, a long-term, in-home service where staff worked with the entire family in their home when it was seen they needed parenting education more intensive than provided in parenting classes. In 1991 an in-home parenting instruction program for Spanish-speaking families was added, the first of its kind in Northern Utah. In 1994 the Center moved to its facility on Madison Avenue. In January, 2004, at the invitation of Richard Paul Evans and Christmas Box International, the Center was pleased to move into the new Ogden Christmas Box House, 1181 South Christmas Box Lane, Ogden. Although the Christmas Box House partnership of agencies - Division of Child and Family Services, the Utah Foster Care Foundation and the Family Support Center of Ogden - provide different programing, they all share the same mission: to help children have a happy, healthy life. The Center is delighted to be a member of the partnership. The new facility is modern and inviting to clients and their children. Over the years the Center has added more parenting classes and in-home parenting instruction programs but the mission has not changed: the prevention and alleviation of child abuse.