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What is WIN Family Services?

WIN (What I Need) Family Services, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization. WIN and its affiliate programs, are a faith-based child and family mental health network serving youth and families with emotional, behavioral and mental challenges. 

Our mission is to promote holistic, strength-based, and faith-based principles within the human service community. Our goal is to therapeutically support and strengthen youth, families, organizations and communities through the creation of innovative services, products and initiatives. 

For 25 years, WIN has helped thousands of Maryland youth and their families through its logosmall2continuum of community-based treatment services and its holistic, strength-based philosophy of care. WIN recognizes the ever changing needs of communities and continually seeks to meet those needs. In addition to its child placement services and training, WIN offers a Therapeutic Wellness Center. As a consortium of programs, WIN is developing new services, including: adult in-home services, residential, educational & vocational services, and home & emergent healthcare.

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March 2017 Newsletter

WIN-ning with Good News all Year Long!


You can help us instill pride and provide our youth and families with amazing life experiences! 



March 2017

Happy Spring family!

The weather is finally warming up (and hopefully staying that way)! We're embarking on a whole new adventure this season and we're excited that you all are joining us for each step of the way. We've just hit a huge milestone in WIN's history and we can't wait to share with you all about it. 

WINning for 25 Years


March 25, 2017 marked a momentous occasion for WIN Family Services. Along with 350 guests, Al and Aisha Laws celebrated the 25th anniversary of our beloved organization. From its inception in 1992, WIN has grown from a mentoring program to a human services organization comprised of a therapeutic foster care program, community mental health program, and a substance abuse program. Employees, foster parents, partners, and family from all over came to celebrate 25 years of Godliness, Excellence, Teamwork, and Service for all of Maryland. The beautiful dinner reception was held at Martin’s West in Windsor Mill, Maryland with guest performances from local artists Maysa and MJ. CEO, Al Laws honored employees, board members, and family for their enduring faith and support of the organization through the Mover and Shaker Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award. The night was not complete without everyone gathering on the dance floor to celebrate their success and triumphs over the last two decades. WIN Family Services is so blessed and so excited to have been able to celebrate and we can’t wait to see what the next 25 years has in store.

Celebrating our Social Workers

Social work has been named one of the world's most demanding and stressful positions and it's no wonder why an entire month has been set aside to celebrate such amazing and compassionate individuals. March is National Social Work month and WIN Family Services wanted to be sure our social workers felt the love and appreciation they truly deserve. Our social work staff was treated to a spa day and refreshments at Fortis Institute - complete with facials and massages befitting of the professionals in need of a day of relaxation. We are so thankful for the around the clock work our social workers do for our clients and families. You model what true love really means. Please join us in thanking a social worker in your life today... and every day! 

A Day to Give Back

WIN staff gathered this month for a special event focused on giving back to the community. Director of Family Services, Lauren Capel gathered staff from Baltimore and Prince George’s County to take part in a “Feed the Homeless” Day. For an entire afternoon, staff provided food and blankets to over a hundred of Baltimore’s less fortunate. WIN staff also participated in prayer circles and clothing donations.  “It was an awesome and humbling opportunity for us to show God's love through service…it was a huge success,” shares Ms. Capel. We look forward to the next event!

WIN Life-ers!

WIN Family Services is home to dedicated and talented individuals that have committed their lives to serving a community in need. Ross Ford, Linda Parks and Kay Patterson were awarded the WIN Lifetime Achievement Award during the 25th Anniversary Gala. Our beloved Pop co-founded WIN Family Services back in 1992, our beloved Ms. Linda has served WIN Family Services for over 10 years and our beloved Ms. Kay has worked with the Laws family for over 20 years. Dear Pop, Ms. Linda and Ms. Kay we are so grateful for everything you’ve done for us individually and as a company! Your unwavering faith and steadfast dedication to your work serves as an inspiration to us all. We love you very much! 

Coming around the corner...

Savers Donation Drive in Baltimore March 30, 2017 to April 7, 2017
SweetSide Cafe Fundraiser in Hampden April 18, 2017 All Day
Chipotle Fundraiser in Lanham April 18, 2017 5pm-9pm
Preakness Fundraiser in Baltimore May 20, 2017

If you have any questions about upcoming events, please email Kristina Ramos at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

New Beginnings Substance Abuse Counseling

Substance Abuse



"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” 

– Carl Bard




 No one needs to tell you what life is like with addiction. You are living it. 

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Early intervention 

Individual & group counseling

General outpatient counseling 

Intensive outpatient treatment

Life skills development & Spiritual growth

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Faith-Based & Holistic Services

Unique Therapeutic Activities

FREE for Medicaid Eligible 

Low Cost for Self Payees

One-on-One Mentoring

 Recovery isn't easy... 

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October 2016 Newsletter

WIN-ning with Good News all Year Long!


You can help us instill pride and provide our youth and families with amazing life experiences! 


F O L L O W on F A C E B O O K
F O L L O W on T W I T T E R

October 2016 

The air is crisp and the trees are turning colors, Happy Fall to our newsletter readers!

Just as any season, WIN Family Services has been busy with activities and projects geared toward customer service and growth. We are excited to share with our readers all that we've been up to and the progress we have made as a family!

It's Game Time!

We have some of the mostdedicated and hardworking individualshere at WIN Family Services. While there is absolutely no way we can adequately express how appreciative we are, we try to offer unique and fun experiences for our staff and their families.

You’re not from Maryland if you don’t lovefootball season. We were able to share our gratitude with one of our amazing team members –Louis Martin. Time and time again, Louis exemplifies true talent and dedication to this line of work. His infectious enthusiastic spirit is enjoyed by all and we are so excited that our CEO, Al Laws Jr., surprised him withpre-season tickets for the Ravens. Mr. Louis took time to share his experience at the game with all of us,

“I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who blessed me with opportunity to attend the Ravens game on Saturday. I had the pleasure of attending the game with my oldest son who is 9 years old.  I must tell you all that I haven’t seen him that excited in a long time. I surprised him by not letting him know until we were on the highway.  I asked him to wear a purple shirt before we left the house but he refused.  Well, I brought It along anyway. 
 When he found out we were headed to the Ravens game, he immediately grabbed the purple shirt and threw it on.   It was his first experience viewing an NFL game in person and it was so much fun.  The moment we sat down, his quote “Daddy, these are some good seats!!!”  A gentleman who sat behind us saw our interaction during the game as I explained different nuances of the game.  He wasnearly in tearsas he explained how it reminded him of attending Colts and Orioles games with his father who is now deceased. 

My son and I are so grateful for the opportunity to spend quality time together because of the generosity of the agency.  I was able to highlight some important lessons to him regarding the value of service and hard work.  He was so impressed that our agency would give its employees a gift to show their appreciation for its staff.  Thank you Mr. Laws.  And Thank you to the WIN family.”

ThankYOU, Mr. Martin for your exemplary service to our agency.

A Successful Start to the Year

Another school year has started and we all know what that means! In all the hustle and bustle of beginning another year, getting schedules straight, getting clothes for the upcoming season, get new this and new that, there is always a mad rush for new school supplies. The clients of WIN Family Services are no different. With the excitement of a new school year, comes the excitement of fresh supplies and starting the year off just right. Thankfully, we had angels that assisted us in ensuring the success of our youth. A special THANK YOU goes toDeacon Denise Martin and Upon this Rock Church 
as well asVictoria Jackson and MSC Shipping Company for their VERY generous donation of school supplies. The book bags, notebooks, folders, pens and pencils were distributed to both our therapeutic foster care program and psychiatric rehabilitation program in all three regions(Baltimore, Lanham, and Port Deposit). Thanks to the kindness and support of these establishments, we were able to begin a new school year with confidence!

A WINning Team!

Here at WIN Family Services our core values areGodliness, Teamwork, Excellence, and Service (GETS). We are blessed to work with talented and compassionate individuals who truly exemplify what the WIN spirit really is about. Read below about just some of the amazing individuals we work with:

“Ibi (Attiko)did an amazing thing yesterday by assisting another team with securing a trial placement for a client that has been having a rough time with permanency after being removed from his initial foster home... After hearing about the client's present challenges, the respite parent agreed to support the client and I'm not sure if the client has been made aware yet, but I'm sure this will be a positive ray of light during these difficult times. The respite parent provided much needed structure, love, guidance, and encouragement to the youth, and the youth responded. I can't wait to see the gains made by this youth with this placement. Great Job Ibi!!"
-Marlon Sullivan 
Zimmy (Sutton)she has responded professionally and with excellent customer service even though I know she has a full plate of other tasks to perform; Zimmy is utilizing her skills. Zimmy, I appreciate your quick, thorough, professional attention to these priority task requests."
-Linda Parks

"Chris (Ulysses Hardy)was able to exemplify the true spirit of team work by positively encouraging his peers and colleagues to work together for the betterment of the team and by extension the youth and families that we serve. Chris proactively informed the team to have resolutions to whatever issues or concerns they may bring forth. To witness Chris take this new endeavor and help cultivate the groundwork of the meeting was very inspiring. He modeled excellence, the team took notice and commended him as well."
-Ibi Attiko, LBSW 
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