There are four types of clients that frequently seek out family service agencies, and agencies can prepare for these repeat clients through advance consideration of their needs. (1) Agencies should regard as clients not only individuals with periodic breakdowns but also their families. (2) To best serve emotionally disturbed individuals who cannot turn elsewhere, family service agencies should employ social workers who are also psychiatrists or "non-medical psychotherapists." (3) Clients who have social inadequacies can be held to a higher potential than might often be expected. (4) Finally, clients with character disorders, no longer assumed to be limited to the lower class, should be treated with as much or more care as in previous years regardless of the perception that family services has become more focused on middle- and upper-middle-class families that might be uncomfortable with these clients in their midst.