Child Protection & Permanency

Connect to Home

Connect to Home provides permanent supportive housing for youth and/or parenting youth ages 18 to 21 who are at risk of homelessness and are currently or were previously involved with the Division of Child Protection & Permanency.  Staff provide youth with support services to enhance life skills, education, employment, community supports, and stability.  

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Pathways to Academic and Career Exploration to Success (PACES)

PACES is an in-home service that aims to support adolescents involved with DCP&P by providing effective transition practices to obtain a high school diploma and engage in post-secondary education, career exploration, vocational training, and other supports and services to assist the youth to secure employment.  Staff assist students in developing academic skills, behaviors and attitudes […]

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Expectant and Parenting Youth

Our Expectant and Parenting Youth program supports expectant and/or parenting youth who are currently involved with the DCP&P and are either homeless or at-risk of homelessness. The program is modeled after our Life Link Homes, and will allow youth to secure stable housing with voluntary supportive services and life skills training.

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Resource Family Support

Resource Family Support provides support services, including home visits, group support, and telephone contact for resource parents who are awaiting placement of a child, have a child, or are awaiting completion of the legal adoption process. Staff provides ongoing and individualized support based on the need of the family, with the ultimate goal of stabilizing […]

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Family Preservation Services

Family Preservation Services provides intensive in-home crisis intervention and family education for families at imminent risk of abuse/neglect or out of home placement or recently reunified with goals to ensure child safety, well-being, and permanency. Staff works with families to ensure child safety, create stability, prevent out-of-home placement, improve family functioning, and link families with […]

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Therapeutic Visitation Services

In our Therapeutic Visitation Services program, therapists and visit coaches provide progressive visitation and therapeutic support for children who are in out of home placement who are likely to be reunified with their families within 9-12 months. Staff coach and guide parents in meeting their children’s needs during weekly visits, with the ultimate goal of […]

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Family Ties

Family Ties provides supervised and progressive visitation for children in foster care and their parents. Visit coaches guide parents in meeting their children’s needs during weekly visits, with the goal of achieving reunification and permanency within 12 months. Therapists work with select parents and families to address needs related to their child’s permanency.

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Parent Support Services

Parent Support Services provide in-home and concrete services to link parents to community resources and provide skill building necessary for reunification to occur or to stabilize those reunified within the last month. Staff work to model and coach parents on basic skill development, such as budgeting, employment, and housing, so that the parent can provide […]

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Keeping Families Together

Keeping Families Together provides both short and long-term supportive housing for high risk families who have a current or ongoing history of homelessness, with children at risk of removal or soon to be reunified. The program provides housing resource specialty, case management, therapy and support groups to families who receive either a program-based or rental […]

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Creative Visitation

Creative Visitation provides supervised visits between children in foster care and their parents, relatives, and siblings with the goals of promoting permanency, maintaining the family-child bond, and improving parent-child interactions. Visit coaches help parents appropriately identify and meet their child’s needs during visits, and work to teach, model, and coach parents on appropriate and effective […]

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