Keeping Families Together


 

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER

Every child belongs in a nurturing, protective family.  For many children who have experienced trauma, abuse and neglect, and even violence in the home, removal is the only means to ensure their safety.  In many cases, however, early intervention with a child’s biological parents can better equip them to provide a safe, caring environment at home.  At Volunteers of America we offer intensive, therapeutic preventive services to parents and children within their homes that includes teaching life skills and parenting techniques, addressing mental health and addiction problems, improving conflict resolution, and more.  As parents work to keep or regain custody of their children, our aim is to help keep these families together whenever possible.

For more information, contact Cynthia Madison.

PARENTS AS TEACHERS

Thriving families and children that are healthy, safe and ready to learn is what we are all about!  This program is designed to increase confidence and competence for parents as they teach and model learning for their child. Regular, personal home visits are made with families who are pregnant or have children up to age six to promote healthy child development and help recognize age-appropriate milestones their child should be reaching.  Our role is to offer support and positive reinforcement as parents work to better prepare their children for Kindergarten and thrive in their roles as their child’s first teacher. 

For more information, contact Catina Briggs.