United Way Awards Grant
Children’s Aid and Family Service (CAFS) is pleased to announce a grant award in the amount of $15,689 from the United Way of North Central Massachusetts (UWNCM) for its Strengthening Family Collaborative in 2016-2017. Strengthening Families provides creative ways to educate parents about community resources and healthy child development through a variety of family fun events, forums and parent workshops offered throughout the year. The Strengthening Families philosophy employs the five protective factors that help support families increase their knowledge of community resources and healthy child development. By teaching resilience, building social connections, understanding of/and assisting children in their development, teaching parenting skills, and knowing where to go for help as it pertains to a safety net, the likelihood of child abuse/neglect decreases. Now in its seventh year, CAFS Strengthening Families Collaborative continues to be a well-known and important community resource for children and families in North Central Massachusetts. Thank you UWNCM for the continued support of this important initiative.