Our Community Education and Resiliency Program extends our family preservation programming to parents/guardians in the local community to help them think proactively about their families.
In April 2019, Providence House began expanding the reach of our successful family preservation services to help families in the community before a crisis occurs.
Our Community Education and Resiliency Program brings our case management, parent education, and trauma services to families in the community through many child-serving partner organizations. This prevention-based service allows Providence House to connect with families without having to utilize the crisis nursery program for their children. Programming in advance of a crisis allows participants in this program to think proactively about their family, identify any unmet needs, build upon their strengths, and build social connections with others.
Additional sites are also being contemplated at this time, including Woodhill Estates and King Kennedy.
If you are interested in learning more about how Providence House can bring our services to your organization, please contact our Community Services Coordinator, Emily Bango.
In our 2019-2020 fiscal year, Providence House served 63 families from 10 cohorts. All cohorts served have exhibited and continue to exhibit successful outcomes, and while the program was originally built to serve each cohort at the aforementioned sites once, the services have been so well received that all sites have now engaged in multiple rounds of service.
Below are some statements from parents/guardians who have participated in this program thus far:
- “I have learned a few new things not only from staff but other parents in the program.”
- “This program made me feel better about myself in the community. It helped me find my voice. I feel and know how important it is to be engaged in the community.”
- “It was a really good experience and how well the group responded to helping each other.”
- “Very enjoyable. Learned to cope with different situations.”
- “I feel good when I am in the program. It gives me something to think about.”