The Family Preservation Program is a strengths-based, in-home program that promotes the safety and well-being of children and their families. It also assists parents and/or caregivers in maintaining the children (ages birth to 17) in their home. All the families served have had some involvement with either the Department of Children and Family Services and/or the Juvenile Probation Department. The program actively seeks to obtain or directly provide the critical services needed by the family in their home to enable the family to remain together in a safe and stable environment. The primary goal is to enhance the parent/caregiver's ability to create a safe, nurturing home environment that promotes healthy child development. With this program, the entire family is the client.
Families are referred to the program by the Department of Children and Family Services, or the Juvenile Probation Department, and/or Juvenile Court.
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; however, assigned In-Home Outreach Counselors are available to client families are available on weekdays according to the family's scheduling needs.
Families with minor children who are currently involved in either the DCFS or Juvenile Justice Systems in Service Area 2.
Ages of Population:
Parents/Caregivers with children birth to 17 years of age.