Since 1921, Oakland Family Services has recognized that sometimes families face challenges they cannot resolve on their own. In the 96 years since then, individuals and families have continued to struggle with problems that require professional support, guidance and services. More and more families are dealing with day care, parenting issues, family and work stress. Substance abuse, family violence, child abuse, divorce, death and a host of other problems contribute to feelings of loneliness and confusion. Oakland Family Services remains committed to providing a wealth of programs for individuals and families in our community, programs that help put individuals and families back on a path to a brighter future.