Jory Fitzgerald Kelly named new

President and CEO of Family & Children's Center

Refocused organization is financially strong, all programs fully funded


Family & Children’s Center of St. Joseph County announced today that Jory Fitzgerald Kelly has been chosen as the new President and CEO of the community not-for-profit organization. Fitzgerald Kelly will be the first female CEO to lead the organization which was founded by local women as an orphanage 131 years ago.

"The organization is financially sound, our programs are fully funded and we have strong leadership in place as we move forward,” commented Jack Gregory, Chairman of the Corporate Board of Directors for Family & Children’s Center (FCC). "Jory has been an integral part of the team since 2002 and has been involved in the refocusing of this organization over the past eighteen months. Under her leadership, the scope of our work will focus on prevention. We no longer provide residential housing and treatment services for troubled children. And our remaining services will be directed more toward the early years of childhood development where the proven results are impressive.”

Building strong families
And healthy Children

The mission of Family & Children’s Center is to build strong families and healthy children. As you will discover as you explore this site further, our affiliates serve our community by providing a broad range of valuable programs and services.

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Family & Children’s Center is dedicated to strengthening the emotional and behavioral health of the communities it serves, with special emphasis on the needs of children and families. Founded as an orphanage in 1882, today our affiliates serve thousands of children and families throughout the region.

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Home visitation program for new and expecting parents:
Learning center designed to stimulate healthy brain development for families:

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