The Utah Valley Family Support Center, Inc. (DBA Family Support & Treatment Center) is a private, nonprofit organization established in July 1984 with a primary purpose of preventing and treating child abuse.

Our Mission is to build a community of healthy, happy individuals and families through education and the prevention and treatment of child abuse, trauma and other personal and family concerns.


Utah Valley Family Support helps individuals and families in Utah, Wasatch, Summit, Millard and Juab counties.

To find information about all of the Family Support Centers in Utah, visit the Utah Association of Family Support Centers.


Management Team

Janelle Christensen, MSW
Executive Director

Joy A. O’Banion, LCSW, RPT-S
Director of Strategy

Stuart D. Harper, LCSW, RPT-S
Treatment Coordinator

Rachelle Hardman
Prevention Coordinator


2018 Board of Directors

Karen McCandless
Community Action Services
and Food Bank, PRESIDENT

Kay Lindsay
4th District Juvenile Court, Retired, VICE PRESIDENT

Leslie Slaugh
Attorney, SECRETARY

Kirt Michaelis, CPA
Mountainland Technology College (MTEC), TREASURER

Gary L. Chrystler
Attorney, IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

Kye Miner
Intermountain Healthcare

Dick Foote
Foote Insurance

LeAnn Smith
Retired Teacher, ASSISTANT SECRETARY

Emily Ross
Marketing Specialist