Family is essential
Family is the most essential influence on children and many of our programs are designed to strengthen and preserve families. Our wide array of family preservation programs are based both in our client’s homes and in our offices and vary from community to community.
Family Preservation and Support Services assists and supports “at risk” families through intensive, strength-based, solution-focused counseling. By reducing risks, resolving differences, and improving interactions, families begin to incorporate basic skills into their lives which enables them to flourish.
For more information on any of the programs we offer, contact Brianna Figures at email@example.com.
Who is eligible?
Family eligibility varies depending upon the program, but generally, eligible families have been referred by or are working with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).
What programs are offered?
Families Together Building Solutions – Pathways to Potential
Families Together Building Solutions – Pathways to Potential is a 90-day program which follows the same model and service provision as the traditional FTBS program. Families Together Building Solutions – Pathways to Potential can accept potential referrals from a DHHS Success Coach working in community schools.
In-Home Family Program
The Family Assistance Program is an in-home service which provides guidance for the parents and children to increase the parents’ confidence and competence in their parenting abilities to successfully nurture their children and provide them with a healthy and safe environment. The program also offers supervised parenting time for parents and their children, allowing the interaction to take place in a safe environment, while promoting healthy relationships.
Parent Education Program
Parent Education provides instruction in the families’ home to educate parents on parenting skills, life/home management skills, parent/child interaction skills and other topics dependent upon the specific needs of the client.
Family Skills Services
Family Skills Services are in-home services which provide guidance for the parents and children to increase the parents’ confidence and competence in their parenting abilities.
Families First of Michigan
Families First is a short-term (28-day), intensive, in-home family preservation program for families that are at risk of having one or more children placed in out-of-home care.
Parenting Time (Visitation) Support Services
Parenting Time (Visitation) Support services provide supervised parenting time for parents and their children allowing the interaction to take place in a safe environment while promoting healthy relationships.
Family Assistance Services
Home-based family assistance and support services are provided for families in Ottawa, Mason, and Oceana counties.
Domestic Violence-Informed Parenting and Support Program
Domestic Violence-Informed Parenting and Support Program (DV-IPSP) is designed to focus specifically on families affected by domestic violence to ensure safety and prevent removals.
Families Together Building Solutions
Families Together Building Solutions (FTBS) is a 90-day program designed for families that have experienced abuse or neglect. FTBS offers a strength-based, solution-focused model which is built to improve interactions between family members.
Foster Care Supportive Visitation Program
The Foster Care Supportive Visitation Program is for families referred by MDHHS and offers in-home parent education and supportive visitation services.
The Family Reunification program works in-home with families who are being reunited with their children after foster care to strengthen the family unit and keep them together safely.