In 1983 a task force of 24 community volunteers
met to address the issue of a growing teenage parent population
in the County. They received a grant to provide support
services for young parents with the goal of keeping them
healthy, in school and off public assistance. The new private,
non-profit agency was called Assistance to Pregnant and
Parenting Teens (APPT).
In 1989 the agency dropped the T
and began providing services to women of all ages through
First Steps Maternity Case
Management. In 1993, Family Planning came under the agency
umbrella. In 1996 APP changed its name to Family Services
of Grant County and became a Head Start grantee.
FSGC serves 225 children ages birth to five and their
families through its Head Start programs and over
in its family planning programs. The local Board of
Directors and Head Start Policy Council members continue
and create services that meet community need.