In the early 1990s Dothan 2000, a community task force, was established. The task force was led by a group of Dothan leaders who understood the human toll of child abuse, teen pregnancy, high school dropout rates and illiteracy in the community. At the same time Dothan 2000 was paving its way, Dothan Mayor Alfred Saliba was researching his own way to help families in need. Mayor Saliba merged his ideas with those of Dothan 2000, and together they were inspired by a successful family resource center in Gainesville, Fl.
Mayor Saliba took the lead in selling the idea of a family resource center to the community, and with the help of the Dothan City School District and the City of Dothan, he secured the 1921 school building to house the family service center. Today, the Saliba Family Services Center had grown into a full-service non-profit social services agency offering prevention and intervention services that strengthen families and help them help themselves.
all children deserve to live in a family that provides food, shelter, love and a nurturing environment.
all families deserve to live in a community that protects and supports them through policies and programs that ensure the greatest possible cognitive, emotional, social and physical achievement.
that to empower families to meet the need of their children and all the members of the family, the current system of community support should be more coordinated, comprehensive, accessible and focused on prevention.
such a program must be based on the family concerns, priorities and resources that build on the strengths of the family and identification of formal and informal support systems which will provide any needed assistance.
that we must look to the family as the provider of a child’s well-being and as a community provide for those families who may be in need.
Belinda Mitchell Executive Director
Jim Hartnett Site Director
Almitra Thomas Grants Manager
Chelsea Dankert HIPPY Coordinator
A'Shaya Pierce Early Head Start Coordinator
Mary Drayton Early Head Start Home Based Program Services Coordinator
Dorothy Harris ERSEA Coordinator
Jennifer Neal Intake Coordinator
Vantney Alums Workforce Development Officer
Nicholas Jones Work Plus Coordinator
Jordan Wilson Program Support & Development Manager
Wes Crowley President
Chris Lamere Vice President
Vimal Patel Secretary
Quinton Snellgrove Treasurer
Derek Tiller Dothan Houston County Library System
Carmen Lewis Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
Amanda (Ami) Faust The Faust Law Firm
Corey Kirkland Houston County Public Health Director
Darius McKay Dothan City Schools
Eric Daffron Southeast Health
Wesley Crowley Personnel Resources
Ryan Hendrix Bevis Eberhart
Vimal Patel Bijal of Troy Inc.
Jerrynetta Evans (ECE Rep) Early Head Start Contract Consultant
Mark Saliba (Lifetime Member) Coldwell Banker/Alfred Saliba Realty; Mayor of Dothan
Marian Loftin (Lifetime Charter Member) Alabama Network of Family Resource Centers
Kaye Barbaree (Lifetime Member) Licensed Professional Counselor
Cassandra Woods Southeast Health
Gary Bennett (Lifetime/Charter Member) Southeast Alabama Maternity Care Program