Family Support & Stabilization
Helping Families Build Healthy Relationships
Being a parent can be both a joy and a challenge. There are times when the challenges can be overwhelming and supports are needed to overcome them. Our Family Support and Stabilization Programs, funded through the Department of Children and Families (DCF), provide families with the opportunities to build healthy relationships that form the foundation for a lifetime of positive growth. Offered in English, Portuguese, Spanish, and Creole, our services include:
Home Visitation Services
Trained Family Support Specialists assist parents who are under stress and who are in need of a supportive service to help strengthen their parenting skills. Our caring staff develops strong working relationships with parents by focusing on the family’s strengths and empowering the family members.
Supervised Visitation Services
Trained Family Support Specialists provide supervised visitation services to families in our Visitation Centers located in New Bedford, Plymouth, Fall River, in the community, in the parents’ home or at a location approved by DCF.
The Family Support and Stabilization Programs provide an array of supports, including:
- Home & supervised visitation
- Parenting education
- Child development education
- Life-skills development
- Budgeting assistance
- Housing options
- Domestic violence supports and education
- Referrals to community resources
- Assisting parents to work collaboratively with schools, medical providers, and referrals for comprehensive integrated behavioral health services.