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 2019:
- 87 developmental evaluations were completed.
- 29 children received physical, occupational, or speech therapy.
- All children aged 2 or over in the Casa de Esperanza neighborhood participated in school-readiness activities.
The PARENT SUPPORT SERVICES program provides casework services to about 200 family members of the children in placement to obtain services that will allow them to provide a safe home for their children.
- 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 37 years. Eleven adoptions were finalized in 2019.
The POST-ADOPTION PROGRAM provides educational support, referrals for services and training for families who have adopted through Casa de Esperanza. In 2019: 154 adoptees in 120 families received post-adoption services.