Family Support Skills Learning for Family Well-being
Family Support workers are teachers and coaches; they teach the core life skills families need to improve their situation and enhance the well-being of each member.
Family Support Teaches
- parenting skills
- household management
- nutritional information
- homework with children
- time management
Family Support Workers Provide
- provide emotional support and advocacy
- support to attend appointments
- support clients to make changes in their lives on a daily basis
Services are provided on a daily basis, part-time basis, or other schedule according to need.
Families sign a contract identifying specific goals to be attained during the initial three months. After three months, services are reviewed and continued, revised or terminated. Coaching services may be continued in three-month segments for up to one year.
Referrals are channeled through the Department of Social Services (DSS) to the Family Support Program. As a result, services are made available to families at no charge. A Family Support Worker must be requested by a Preventive Worker. Families can be one or two parent families. Many are involved with Child Protective Services (CPS) of the Department of Social Services. Families in need of stabilization, or knowledge of life skills, benefit from this kind of support.
Mayra Correa, Program Coordinator
31 Main Street
Hempstead, NY 11550
(516)485-4289 ext. 1267
MCorrea@familyandchildrens.orgFamily Support workers are teachers; they teach core life skills families need to improve their situation and enhance the well-being of each member.