Our Mission & Vision

Family Service Association has been a leader among non-profits serving families in need since 1953. Over the years, FSA has responded to the changing dynamics of families, by expanding the scope of services to include comprehensive care for families in need. We have been blazing the way for our community and encouraging our neighbors to think “outside-the-box” when it comes to caring for each other.

Our mission is “Building community one family at a time, through compassion, advocacy and comprehensive model services, fostering self-sufficiency and sustainable impacts.”

Family Strength is Community Strength


1985-1990 Agency establishes credibility as a multi-service human/social service agency (expansion into child care, senior and diversified clinic services). 

1991-1995 Aggressively pursued geographic expansion (outside of the City of Riverside).

1996-2000 Embrace asset/strength based social service models (community centered/ diversification/ social enterprise/ client empowerment). 

2001-2005 Further partnership and collaboration approaches to service delivery (government/other NPOs). 

2006-2010 Embark on geographic expansion (San Bernardino and Riverside Desert areas). 

2011-Present Deal with economic recession and changing political/ funding priorities (government cutbacks, new funding formulas and NPO failures). 

“Family Service Association is a non-profit committed to making a difference in our communities. We truly care about our clients, and offer a number of invaluable resources to those families in hopes that they will succeed. From our preschool and childcare centers, that educate young children and allow the time for their parents to provide; to our Senior Nutrition and Mobile Fresh departments, that put healthy meals on the table; to our mental health programs and community centers, that look after the general well-being of our clients; these services positively impact the lives of others on a daily basis. I am proud to be a part of such a wonderful organization!”
-Amy Garcia, Human Resources