Family Resources

The mission of Family Resources is to prevent and treat child abuse by strengthening families and neighborhoods. Our approach to prevention, intervention and treatment is compassionate, holistic, and steeped in evidence-based and promising practices. With a keen focus on understanding and supporting families before, during, and after critical times of need, we develop connected, individualized plans for better futures and the elimination of abuse. Prevention programs include:

Our Beverly Jewel Wall Lovelace (BJWL) Out-of- School Time Program provides free neighborhood resources to 17 public and subsidized housing sites. Here, we inspire learning, keep children safe and promote well-being for over 1,500 children each year. “Empower Me Healthy” is a program specifically focused on the social and emotional learning competency—relationship skills. The BJWL Out-of-School Time Program will provide ten middle school-aged African-American girls in the Glen Hazel low income community with information, services and skills to help them establish, build, and maintain healthy life relationships with an emphasis on reducing teen dating violence (bullying/harassment). Through mentoring and the expertise of partnering organizations, the middle school students will be armed with knowledge and empowered to share their learning with peers, parents, teachers and the community at large.

One Kind Word teaches adults how to positively and helpfully intervene when parents and children get into conflict in public settings.

The Parenting Warmline offers consolation, guidance and reassurance to parents via

The Family Support Center (Hill District) provides parent education and support, opportunities for family interactive groups and family goal planning, as well as child development through school-readiness activities.