FAMILY SUPPORT

  • Parenting

    Raising children in today’s environment can be the most challenging yet rewarding experience of one’s lifetime. Being an involved parent is important to raising a healthy child and creating a long-lasting positive relationship. Our parenting program utilizes an evidence-based curriculum designed to assist parents gain a better understanding of child development, improve communication skills, assist parents in developing nurturing skills and parenting with affection and positive reinforcement instead of fear, anger or intimidation.
  • Supervisied Visitation
    & Monitored Exchange

    Children can often get inadvertently caught in the middle of the conflict between their parents. When this occurs, children who are exposed to parental conflict may begin to experience a variety of emotions which can lead to an unhealthy relationship with one or both parents. To foster healthy and loving child-parent relationships in these situations, we provide a safe, positive and neutral environment where children and their non-custodial parent can engage in conflict-free visitation or exchanges. Both children and parents have an opportunity to develop, nurture and maintain a loving relationship separate and apart from the adult conflict.
  • Nurturing Father’s

    Children need their fathers. Fathers need their children. Fathers have a valuable role in the life of both children and family. Whether you’re a new father, widowed father, stepfather or in a father-like role, research overwhelmingly supports the benefits to children and families through positive male nurturance. For children to experience these benefits, fathers must be present, however presence is only the beginning. It is the quality of a father’s presence that matters most in enhancing the life of his children. ​

    Regardless of a child’s age, our techniques are designed to help father’s develop positive parenting methods through self-awareness, communication and co-parenting skills, and appropriate disciplinary techniques to become the best father he can be.

  • Families and Schools
    Together (F.A.S.T)

    Families & Schools Together (F.A.S.T.) is a collaborative, community-based, whole family, early prevention program delivered in Title I Huntsville City Schools.  Our evidence-based program incorporates play therapy, family communication techniques, stress reduction and parent empowerment.  F.A.S.T. consists of eight (8) weeks of carefully orchestrated, experiential, fun activities.  These activities are designed to engage and strengthen the family unit, improving communication and strengthening the relationships between students, parents and faculty in order to enhance the educational experience for each student.

  • Caring Cars

    When vehicles are available, we match them with families who have dependent children in their household to allow parents the ability to travel to and from work, school and medical appointments. Qualified families must have stable employment and no other means of transportation in the household. Qualifying families who are not able to obtain a traditional auto loan, may purchase a vehicle at 0% interest with reasonable monthly payments based upon household income. Families are required to provide a down-payment and provide proof of liability insurance. Our goal is to remove transportation barriers to families in need so that they may be successful in providing for their families.
  • FALL / Families Achieving
    Learning & Literacy

    Research shows that engaging families in education is critical not only to a child’s success, but to the entire family’s economic and social well-being. In partnership with The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL), the FSC helps promote family education by engaging families, educators, administrators, and advocates to drive results and ultimately reduce education inequities. The program emphasizes parents’ roles as learners, as well as supporters of their children’s education. Family engagement programs create opportunities for families, schools, and communities to build their capacity for home to school partnerships. Our work supports multigenerational learning for families from early childhood through adult education, and The FALL Program places an emphasis on family engagement and family growth through evidenced based practices that involve activities such as:

    • Targeting the needs voiced by families, and the communities in which they live.
    • Advocating for parent inclusion, input, and leadership.
    • Connecting families to a greater community-wide network.
    • Connecting families to their children’s school or community-based education programs.
    • Focusing on children’s academics, oral language, vocabulary development, and/or reading and literacy development.
    • Family Service Learning Projects
    • Parent Time
    • PACT Activities (Parent and Child Time)
    • Children’s Enrichment Activities
    • Professional Development
    • Physical Health and Wellness
    • Financial Literacy
    • Adult Education and so much more!

    For more information, please reach out to one of our Program Coordinators:


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