opinion piece published in commonwealth magazine
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 serve over 12,000 parents, caregivers and children in over 40 communities.