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Family Support Services

The FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAMS assist families with the resources they need to provide a safe and stable home for their children.

 

The CHILDREN'S DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES assists children in reaching their full potential. In 2020:

  • 19 developmental evaluations were completed.  
  • 7 children received physical, occupational, and/or speech therapy.

The PARENT SUPPORT SERVICES program provides casework services to family members of the children in placement to obtain services that will allow them to provide a safe home for their children.

The AFTERCARE AND OUTREACH PROGRAM supports families during a child’s transition from placement at Casa de Esperanza back to his/her home and monitors the family reunification process for as long as is necessary to ensure the safety and well-being of the child. In 2020, 408 clients received services that included help with basic needs, Christmas gifts and Back to School items, and Thanksgiving meals.
  • The ADOPTION PROGRAM licenses families, when reunification with birth families is not possible. This program has facilitated over 390 special needs adoptions, including 28 HIV-positive and 97 HIV-exposed children in the past 38 years. 3 adoptions were finalized in 2020.

The POST-ADOPTION PROGRAM provides educational support, referrals for services and training for families who have adopted through Casa de Esperanza.  In 2020: 170 adoptees in 125 families received post-adoption services.