Family Matters was started in 2006 with a grant from the Indiana Association of United Ways and their collaboration with the Lilly Foundation. Each community with a United Way came up with a project or program that local citizens selected through a series of listening sessions. It was found that were a number of programs available, and there were also need for access to the programs, but there wasn't an easy connection. Family Matters became that connection. We answer more than 1,200 phone calls each year. Resource and information is provided for financial needs, volunteer opportunities, Safe Sleep education and baby beds, hygiene products, as well as, public availability of our computers, copy and fax. We collaborate with many community agencies and organizations to answer the needs of our families.
ANYONE can call us to find resources!
In the fall of 2022, Andrea Biggerstaff was hired as the Executive Director of Family Matters. She succeeded Beth Russell who had served in that position since Family Matters’ doors opened in 2006. Mrs. Biggerstaff started off her career as a young college student working for a youth residential care facility and has since served as a crisis counselor, intake worker, case manager, and program coordinator. She received a Bachelor of Psychology from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale with additional training in a variety of areas throughout the years. Mrs. Biggerstaff is excited to carry on the important work of serving families and individuals throughout Posey County.