The Family Support program provides support and advocacy to families who are coping with circumstances that put children at risk of being separated from their families and placed in a child welfare agency. The staff works with the families to increase their income, education and parenting skills. Families learn how to increase child safety and reduce the need for Child Protective Services interventions. Families that participate in the program receive case management, education, employment, parenting skills, transportation passes and array of support services. Families are connected to mainstream resources, basic needs and other community resources i.e., diapers, clothing, utility assistance, child care, etc. Services are client-centered. The three main program goals are reducing family separation by strengthening relationships, increasing education and increasing employment. The program length varies depending on the need of the family.
Adult with a minor child in the home up to the age of 18 years old if still enrolled in high school. Families are considered to be at risk when one or more of the following circumstances exist:
- Parent conflict, including those that result in a child running away
- Housing problems
- Financial distress
- Family violence, physical and or emotional abuse and neglect
- Substance use conditions
- Mental health conditions or serious emotions disturbances
- Delinquency or incarceration background
To refer a family, click in this link FSS Referral Form (PDF) or FSS Referral Form (Word Documnent) and email referral form directly to Norma Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program Manager Family Support Specialist
Denise Charles Norma Garcia
702-998-1992 ext 521 702-436-1624 ext 223