Children & Families
We provide support services to parents and families who may be struggling with the demands of raising children. These children range from typically-developing to those with severe special health care needs.
Our parenting education programming supports the educational and resource needs of fathers, couples, and co-parents. Approximately 70% of participants in this programming have Department of Human Services (DHS) involvement and most are required to complete a parenting education course as part of their reunification plan. Our courses meet DHS requirements as well as those of many local courts (including Family Court).
Our services to families with children with special health care needs (CSHCN) facilitate caregivers in meeting the health and resource needs of their children. In Pennsylvania, 52% percent of families report their child not receiving comprehensive care in a medical home and 31% do not have consistent and adequate health insurance. Thirty-one percent of families report not being able to easily access community services for their children and 60% of these children do not receive adequate services to transition to adult health care. The goal of our services to CSHCN is to assist families in meeting the abovementioned needs.
Ninety-five percent of the families receiving these services are at or below 200% of the federal poverty level.