A BRIEF HISTORY Family Service Society, Inc. is a private, non-profit agency dedicated to the strength and well-being of families throughout Steuben County. Family Service Society, Inc. began in 1918 and was instrumental in helping families who were afflicted with tuberculosis. During the Depression years the agency shifted focus to assisting families with their material needs. Counseling became the emphasis in the 1960s and it continues to be the focus of our services today. Over the next few decades, innovative programs were developed in response to community needs and changing therapeutic models. In 2000, the Corning Area Youth Center merged with Family Service Society, Inc., thereby making the Youth Center an official program of Family Service Society, Inc.
This pictures shows the first official site of Family Service Society, Inc. (then known as Social Service Society). The location was the Opera House located near what is now the corner of Pine St. and Erie Ave.