About Family Services of Howard County

About  Us

Our organization is called Family Service Association because Family is our main focus. We offer different programs to help families, like teaching new parents how to take care of their children and providing homes for veterans who don’t have one. We also give shelter to women, men, and children who have been mistreated, and we work to stop child abuse from happening. Every family goes through tough times, and we’re here to help them become strong so they can handle life’s challenges. When things get difficult, remember us – Family Service Association is like your umbrella in the storm.

Our History

Family Service Association of Howard County, Inc. started in 1968 as a non-profit organization. It’s approved by the IRS as a charitable organization. Originally, FSA provided counseling to low-income families. Today, we still focus on helping low-income families with various programs, including counseling, a Domestic Violence Shelter, and parent training.

Our volunteer Board of Directors guides FSA, deciding on programs and policies. We have paid staff for most services, but volunteers are vital in Child Abuse Prevention and Domestic Violence Programs. If you’re interested in volunteering, call us!

Since 1969, FSA has been a United Way agency, supporting their campaigns and events. We value transparency and undergo annual audits by independent auditors. We don’t discriminate based on sex, race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, or handicap in employment or service delivery. You can review our audits and IRS Form 990 during business hours for a small charge.

Our Mission/Vision

The Family Service Association (FSA) is a non-profit organization that promotes healthy families and empowers vulnerable individuals and families through education, prevention, and crisis intervention programs.

Our Goal

Supporting individuals, couples, families, the community, and the organizations that serve them through the provision of:

Direct Services

Supporting individuals facing challenges in their lives, guiding them through healing from dysfunctional lifestyles and enhancing coping skills during crises.


Highlighting the demands of families while encouraging community and public support in meeting those needs.


Assist in preventing family life problems.


Offering social work knowledge to other community organizations.

Board of Directors

A volunteer Board of Directors governs FSA, determining programs, setting operational policies, overseeing financial accountability, and representing the agency in the community.

Karen McLean


Dean Hockney

Vice President
Kokomo School Corporation

Tyler Smith

Community First Bank of Indiana

Jennifer Rozzi

Rozzi’s Catering

Mary Applegate

Board Member
Ivy Tech

Jerred Ausbrook

Board Member
Kokomo Casting Plant

Bryan Bitner

Board Member
Secure Merchant Solutions

Jenny Cole

Board Member
Edward Jones

Valerie Gibson

Board Member
Community Howard Regional Health

Chad Gifford

Board Member
Westpoint Financial Group

Holly Ireland

Board Member
Solutions Day Spa

Julie Keb

Board Member
Star Bank

William Menges

Board Member

Evelyn Oglesby

Board Member
Hobson’s Professional Dry Cleaning

Phillip Petty

Board Member
Mahar Tool Supply

Laura Rood

Board Member
Howard County Assistant Chief Probation Officer

Emily Summers

Board Member

Julie Tracy

Board Member

Monica Gremelspocker, CPA

Board Member
Community First Bank

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Our Location

Family Service Association
618 S. Main Street
Kokomo, IN 46901

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Monday-Thursday 8:30am-5pm
Friday 8:30am-3:00pm

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