From the Richmond-Times Dispatch archives, here is an image from October 1975 featuring Mrs. Barbara Pohlig (standing) as she conducts a family budget counseling session. Family education was among the programs offered by Family & Children’s Service of Richmond, a United Way agency. Mrs. Pohlig also handled sessions on consumerism.

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.