The article refers to new experiences of the family assistance in Poland. The act on family support and foster care system in Poland adopted by polish government on the 9th of June 2011 is here presented. Tasks and detailed activity scope of family assistant are analyzed, too. However the first researches on the family assistance in Poland from the years 2008-2011 are the main part of the article. These studies were conducted by Izabela Krasiejko and Anna Imielinska, Małgorzata Szpunar, Adam Miller, Julita Wirkus-Ostrowska and Sylwiusz Retowski, Aleksandra Debska-Cenian and Alicja Paracka. The researchers show that the family assistance system in Poland should bring measurable benefits.