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Family Preservation

Family Preservation offers in-home services to families with children who are at risk of being removed from the home due to child abuse and/or neglect.  The purpose of this service is to allow families to remain together when there are not serious safety issues.  One of the major goals of Family Preservation is to empower parents to remain involved and in charge of their family as educators, nurturers, and primary caregivers.

Family Preservation services are designed to achieve the following objectives:

  • Stabilize the crisis that put the child at risk of placement
  • Keep the child, family and community safe by defusing any potential for violence
  • Help families develop the skills, competencies and resources they need to handle future crisis situations more effectively

All participating families have access to crisis/emergency services on a 24/7 basis.

All of the agency’s Family Preservation therapists hold no less than a master’s degree in their fields of specialty, are state-licensed ( or provisionally licensed) or clinically-certified, and have received extensive training in family preservation work.

Services We Offer
Our home-based program targets children at risk for current or future role dysfunction that could lead to out-of-home placement. Therapists meet with family members 3 to 5 hours per week; services are offered for three to six months.

Services are available to families with one or more children 0-17 years of age, who are at risk for out-of-home placement. Risk factors include, but are not limited to: lack of effective parenting, family disruption/instability, substance abuse, abuse and/or neglect, court/law involvement, low income, developmental disabilities and family violence.

Referral sources/eligibility: Referrals are accepted from DSS.  May be Medicaid accessible; limited slots available at no charge through grant funding.


DISCLAIMER: The diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders requires trained professionals. The information provided here is to be used for educational purposes only. It should not be used as a substitute for seeking professional care for the diagnosis and/or treatment of any mental or psychiatric disorder.