The work of FMC Family And Community Services (FMC FACS) was started in 1986 as a grassroots effort by Rosetta Jefferson under the auspices of Operation H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Excel) providing annual scholarships to graduating Seniors on their way to college and assistance to families through efforts to address various community concerns. After operating an afterschool program for five years under the Community Youth Development Program created by the Texas Legislature, Mrs. Jefferson saw a dire need to fill gaps in the services available for families of the youth she served. In 2005, Mrs. Jefferson opened a free Health & Wellness Clinic that is open to the public once a month, and has since integrated an annual Wellness Fair and various community events, such as Resource and Informational workshops. FMC FACS received its designation as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2007 to provide multifaceted psychosocial and support services to at-risk youth, as well as diverse benevolent activities to the people of the community.
The mission of FMC FACS is to create and provide services that will build healthier families and support a solid family structure within the community. In 2012, FMC FACS worked to streamline the various program efforts and solidify the structure of the organization. In so doing, FMC FACS created the L.I.F.E. Choices Program (Live Inspired For Excellence) for children and youth, in addition to educational programs for adults in the community to improve personal and professional skills and Senior Educational Programs. FMC FACS also resurrected the Community Garden to empower the community to live healthy. With objectives set to address community concerns such as clothing, food, job training, health care, and youth services, FMC FACS utilizes a growing network of partnering agencies for providing referrals and additional resources.