About Us

In the early 1990s Dothan 2000, a community task force, was established. The task force was led by a group of Dothan leaders who understood the human toll of child abuse, teen pregnancy, high school dropout rates and illiteracy in the community. At the same time Dothan 2000 was paving its way, Dothan Mayor Alfred Saliba was researching his own way to help families in need. Mayor Saliba merged his ideas with those of Dothan 2000, and together they were inspired by a successful family resource center in Gainesville, Fl.

Mayor Saliba took the lead in selling the idea of a family resource center to the community, and with the help of the Dothan City School District and the City of Dothan, he secured the 1921 school building to house the family service center. Today, the Saliba Center for Families had grown into a full-service non-profit social services agency offering prevention and intervention services that strengthen families and help them help themselves.


To improve the quality of life for the citizens of Dothan and Houston County by providing coordinated, comprehensive, community-based and accessible support services.

Mission Statement

We believe all children deserve to live in a family that provides food, shelter, love and a nurturing environment.

We believe all families deserve to live in a community that protects and supports them through policies and programs that ensure the greatest possible cognitive, emotional, social and physical achievement.

We believe that to empower families to meet the need of their children and all the members of the family, the current system of community support should be more coordinated, comprehensive, accessible and focused on prevention.

We believe such a program must be based on the family concerns, priorities and resources that build on the strengths of the family and identification of formal and informal support systems which will provide any needed assistance.

We believe that we must look to the family as the provider of a child’s well-being and as a community provide for those families who may be in need.

The mission of the Alfred Saliba Center for Families is to improve the quality of life of the citizens of Dothan/Houston County by providing coordinated, comprehensive and accessible support services focused on prevention.


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Service Times & Directions

Weekend Masses in English

Saturday Morning: 8:00 am

Saturday Vigil: 4:30 pm

Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:45 am,
12:30 pm, 5:30 pm

Weekend Masses In Español

Saturday Vigil: 6:15pm

Sunday: 9:00am, 7:15pm

Weekday Morning Masses

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30 am

6654 Main Street
Wonderland, AK 45202
(513) 555-7856