- Incorporated in September, 1962, as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation
- Los Alamos Family Council, Inc. (LAFC) started in January 1963 as a Community Mental Health Center
- Margaret Browne, founder, was hired as first Director-1963
- First funding came from United Way (one of original United Way member agencies), client payment and Los Alamos County
- Scope of service broadened to include prevention, at-risk groups, crisis intervention, crisis line and senior services
- Senior services began with volunteer services (RSVP), then transportation and a meeting center
- Contract with Los Alamos Public Schools began for referrals, consultations and support for staff, students, and related family members
- Moved to East Road-1972
- Moved to 1080 15th Street (site of present YMCA)-1975
- Adult Day Care (The Day Out) started in 1977
- Growth continued with programs such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Friend Tutors, Homemaker Aides, Telephone Reassurance, Mediation
- Moved to the present location at 1505 15th Street in 1982
- LAFC Senior programs accepted responsibility for Meals on Wheels from the Los Alamos Medical Center
- Day treatment for chronically mentally ill began
- Planning began for the Senior Center Building
- Margaret Browne, founder, retired.
- Second floor addition to the building-1993
- Casa Mesita Thrift Shop moved to the south wing of the LAFC building-1993
- Respite Program started to support Day Out-1997
- Council on Alcoholism and Youth Activity Centers merged with LAFC-1997
- Betty Ehart Center opened-1998 under LAFC
- Daily meal program began
- Community Development Block Grant funding for new Day Out addition to Betty Ehart Senior Center secured-1999
- Senior program contract awarded to LARSO by Los Alamos County (ended LAFC responsibility)-2000
- Project Recovery-May 2000 to November 2001-support for Cerro Grande fire survivors
- Three distinct programs-Counseling Center, Youth Activity Centers and Maternal and Child Health
- Maternal and Child Health (MCH) established as the county wide Community Health Council
- LAFC received a grant from CYFD to provide case management for youth on probation/parole.
- Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) established in 2004. Add significantly to LAFC youth programs.
- LAFC sold Nectar Street building (2004); space rented in same location
- Financial strains resulted in decrease of programs (JJAB, CYFD, MCH) but strong focus on providing substance abuse and mental health individual and group therapy continued.
- A CYFD approved male domestic violence offenders group treatment program was added in 2014. Female victims and offenders are also treated through individual therapy.
- Centennial Care (NM Medicaid) expanded Medicaid coverage from age 18 to age 64 resulting in significant changes in client demographics.
- Los Alamos County completed extensive remodeling of both YACs (White Rock in 2015-16 and LA in 2017)
- Expanded fundraising needs addressed by Fall Ball and Cookie Walk