Our History

Family Life Services was instituted in Arkansas City , Kansas, by a local church in 1984. A small group of people from Hillcrest Baptist Church wanted to do something to offer alternatives to abortion and to help pregnant women in other practical ways. This agency quickly became incorporated and earned its Kansas license to administer adoptions. Two other agencies grew out of Family Life Services that are still serving the public today: Family Life Services of Emporia and The Pregnancy Crisis Center of Wichita. Thousands of people have been served by these agencies over the years.

Tim Durham joined the agency as its Executive Director in 1991 and expanded the agency into a new facility which increased its floor space five times. The new facility located on the main street of town was completely remodeled and was more accessible to the public. In addition, expansion of services became possible with the added area to work in.

Tim Durham developed the agency as a community counselling center which served hundreds of families and individuals with guidance for various situations.

In 2000, this agency received a grant from the Kansas Department and Environment to promote healthy pregnancies. The local program, called Healthy Beginnings, has served about 600 pregnant women by teaching them medical facts concerning pregnancy and by providing education, supplies, and housing.

Recently, this agency has developed insight services to verify a pregnancy and promote bonding for the unborn child. This change has allowed Family Life Services to convert to a medical clinic with the applicable regulations and services. Though we will provide limited obstetric ultrasound, we hope to expand our medical services in the future.

About Us

Family Life Services & Women’s Resource Center is a Christian Based, not-for-profit organization which is devoted to changing one life and saving another through the gospel of Jesus Christ.  We are funded through churches and private contributors in  our area. Family Life Services is operated by volunteers under the supervision of Tim Durham, the executive director, and our board of directions.

Family Life Services has grown into a mature ministry with many programs that you can explore. Each program and service grows from our desire to share God’s love as well as his clear teaching that each individual is unique and important in his eyes. Over time we developed new ways to help families and individuals by encouraging them in a non-judgmental way and working to help them in practical ways. These acts of love are used by God to accomplish his purpose as we serve him.

Our Staff

Tim Durham has been actively helping people at Family Life Services since 1991, when he became executive director of the agency. Tim has attended various conferences over the years to keep up with latest research and new techniques to help people live productive lives. In the fall of 2010, Tim graduated from Wichita State University with a Master’s degree in counseling. This rigorous (46 hour credit hour) program included instruction on counseling, theory, practice, technique, group consulting, personality development, assessments, cultural sensitivity, research, ethical issues, the DSM-IV, and other essential subjects.

Tim’s practice at Family Life Services includes work with pregnant women, encouraging them to have a healthy pregnancy. Observing confidentiality guidelines, Tim works daily with social workers, pastors, doctors, attorneys, parents, and clients to collaborate on improving the outcome for clients. Tim’s also accepts clients who are court-ordered for anger-management and parenting help. Consulting for couples and families in crisis is an important aspect of his practice, as clients request help about anxiety, depression, relationships, communication, budgeting, personality issues, and family conflict. Comfortable working for a Christian, non-profit agency, Tim strives to help clients understand the moral implications of their situation and wave vital truths into research based, practical therapy. The while person is addressed and how the person’s social situation, physical heath, and spiritual condition all work together is researched and assessed.