About Us

Livingston Family Center is a community-focused nonprofit agency offering outpatient mental health treatment, crisis intervention and shelter for runaway and homeless youth, supervised visitation for families affected by domestic violence, and community outreach and prevention.

Our agency strives to strengthen families and build positive relationships between youth, their families, and their community. We believe in treating people with dignity and respect, providing accurate and useful information and offering competent and compassionate services.

For Our Community

The Livingston Family Center is a 501(c) (3) independent, non-profit, agency offering a variety of community-based services including mental health support and treatment, crisis intervention, supportive services and shelter for runaway and homeless youth, supervised visitation and safe exchanges for families affected by domestic violence, and prevention programs for children, adolescents, adults and families.

Our Mission

To engage in people's lives by offering education, advocacy, and guidance to children, youth and their families, while providing and promoting a safe, stable environment.

Our Vision

A community in which all families flourish and every youth lives in a healthy sustainable environment with confidence, personal responsibility and integrity.

Beliefs and Values

Board of Directors

Livingston Family Center operates under a volunteer Board of Directors.

Our History

Livingston Family Center, Inc. was established in 1996 by Janet Loesche, LMSW. The agency began with two therapists as an outpatient mental health therapy office in Pinckney and served approximately 60 clients per year. The agency was established to provide quality therapy services to un-insured and under-insured individuals on a sliding fee scale. To date, the outpatient office services over 400 individuals per year and contracts with ten therapists to provide mental health treatment to children, adolescents, adults, and families. 

In March of 2000, in response to the increased need for a safe place for runaway and homeless youth in our County, The Connection Youth Services (TCYS) was established. TCYS consists of three programs, Emergency Shelter, Transitional Living, and Street Outreach that strive to build positive relationships between youth, their families, and their community by providing essential services to ensure youth are safe, healthy, and have a permanent place to live. TCYS began with three part-time staff and one family host home to shelter youth when they had nowhere else to go. Today, TCYS operates out of three buildings, a six-bed emergency shelter, a Drop-In Center, and two scattered-site apartments. TCYS serves over 100 runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth and families every year.

In 2009, Livingston Family Center opened The Family Connection Center (TFCC) as a result of collaboration with the 44th Circuit Court-Family Division and LACASA in response to an increased need for safe visitation between perpetrators of domestic abuse and their children. To date, TFCC serves an average of 25 families per year at the center.


Livingston Family Center, Inc. Established


The Connection Youth Services Established


The Family Connection Center Established