From the Richmond-Times Dispatch archives, here is an image from February 1980 featuring Jo Ann Tuohey as he employs a videotape created by Family and Children’s Services to train volunteers. The 16 minute videotape was about the program’s volunteer therapist training as part of a kit telling other social services agencies how to train similar volunteers. This was the height of technology at the time!

Family Lifeline, which originated as The City Mission in 1877, is celebrating 140 years of services this year. The organization, which helps citizens in need, transformed over the years from Associated Charities (1905), to Family Service Society (1928), and Family & Children Services (1968). Today, as Family Lifeline, the organization continues its work in the Greater Richmond area and is the largest nonprofit provider of intensive home-based care in Central Virginia.