We offer families skills for life.
Family Support workers are teachers and coaches. They teach the core life skills to guide families in improving their situation and enhancing the well-being of each member.
You and your family can learn:
- Parenting skills
- Household management
- Nutritional information
- Helping children with homework
- Time management
- Emotional support and advocacy
- Support in attending appointments
- Help in making daily life changes
- Services are provided on a daily basis, part-time basis or according to need
- Available at no charge
- Families sign a contract identifying specific goals to be attained during the initial three months.
- After three months, services are reviewed and continued, revised or terminated.
- Coaching services may be continued in three-month segments for up to one year.
- Referrals are channeled through the Department of Social Services (DSS) to the Family Support Program.
- A Family Support Worker must be requested by a Preventive Worker. Families can be one or two parent families.
- Many of our clients are involved with Child Protective Services (CPS) of the Department of Social Services.