In 1983 a task force of 24 community volunteers met to address the issue of a growing teenage parent population in the County. They received a grant to provide support services for young parents with the goal of keeping them healthy, in school and off public assistance. The new private, non-profit agency was called Assistance to Pregnant and Parenting Teens (APPT).
In 1989 the agency dropped the T and began providing services to women of all ages through First Steps Maternity Case Management. In 1993, Family Planning came under the agency umbrella. In 1996 APP changed its name to Family Services of Grant County and became a Head Start grantee.
Today FSGC serves 225 children ages birth to five and their families through its Head Start programs and over 1400 individuals in its family planning programs. The local Board of Directors and Head Start Policy Council members continue to identify and create services that meet community need.