the children's trust wants to remind all families to be safe this summer
Families need and deserve support through the ups and downs of raising children.
Family Centers are community hubs where parents go to get support navigating the joys and challenges of parenting. They can tap into community resources, learn new parenting skills, get individualized family support during times of stress, meet other families, and participate in activities and programs that support them in their care-giving role.
The Centers’ environments are welcoming, accessible, and reflective of the values and beliefs of all families. Staff people are culturally competent and reflect the cultural, linguistic, racial, and ethnic diversity of the population.
Our seven Family Centers served 15,000 families across the state last year. In early 2016, we were thrilled to open our eighth Family Center in Springfield!