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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 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 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 2019, 83 families with 171 children received services that included help with basic needs, Christmas gifts and Back to School items, and Thanksgiving meals.
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  • 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.