Our Programs and Services are the key to strengthening families so that children can live safely and develop fully in their parents’ care.

Programs and Services

We follow a core model that relies on three things:
1) Therapeutic classrooms for children
2) home visitation for parents, and
3) parent education.

CLICK ON A FLOWER FOR DETAILS ABOUT EACH PROGRAM.

• Parent Education and Support Groups
• Child Safety and Reunification
• School Readiness
• Therapeutic Early Childhood Education
• Respite Care
• Parent-Child Attachment and Bonding
• Farm and Food
• Home Visitation
• Child Mental Health Services
• Peer Parent Mentor
• Permanent Housing and Self-Sufficiency
• Therapeutic Classrooms for Children
• Home Visitation for Parents
• Parent Education

Programs and Services
Parent Education Parent Education and Support Groups Grandmas2Go Child Mental Health Services Home Visitation Farm and Food Therapeutic Early Childhood Education Child Safety and Reunification Respite Care School Readiness Peer Parent Mentor Parent-Child Attachment and Bonding Permanent Housing and Self-Sufficiency Therapeutic Classrooms for Children Home Visitation for Parents

Parent Education

Our facilitators work with small groups of parents to help parents learn about their children’s needs, understand how to help their children develop secure attachments, and develop the ability to work through crises and parenting struggles. Groups may address domestic violence and sometimes work with Parents Anonymous.

Parent Education and Support Groups

Our facilitators work with small groups of parents to help parents learn about their children’s needs, understand how to help their children develop secure attachments, and develop the ability to work through crises and parenting struggles.

Grandmas2Go

LINDA OTTO
Program Manager/Founder

Grandmas2Go partners with local agencies to improve the well-being of the children in our communities while bringing aging back into a celebratory light.

Grandmas2Go partners with local agencies to improve the well-being of the children in our communities while bringing aging back into a celebratory light.

* Our Grandmas2Go are women who serve as family coaches for new moms, single parents and young families. All volunteers are trained and undergo reference and background checks.

* Mentors bring skills, experience, wisdom and patience, while supporting the family in a non-judgmental way.

* We provide non-medical, physical, emotional, and informational support at no cost to the family.

* We help at-risk families break the cycles of abuse, neglect, violence, addiction, poverty and hopelessness that plague our communities.

Child Mental Health Services

Children and parents receive intensive support as they work on resolving challenges they face. Trained and licensed therapists utilize a variety of therapeutic models, including Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) in their work with families.

Home Visitation

LOUISE HORN
RELIEF NURSERY PROGRAM MANAGER

Our care coordinators regularly visit the homes of enrolled families to work with parents on strengthening the parent-child relationship and increasing attachment security. Care coordinators also work with parents to understand and support their child’s development, collaborating with parents to solve parenting challenges and helping children to be healthy and safe.

Farm and Food

DOUG LOFDAHL
FARM & FOOD PROGRAM CO-MANAGER

KRISTIN GALABRUN
FARM & FOOD PROGRAM CO-MANAGER

The Farm and Food Program was designed to provide a supportive, sustainable solution to the food insecurity faced by families participating in Family Nurturing Center services. We address the importance of early childhood nutrition, remove barriers that prevent families from being able to afford local fresh foods, provide social settings for families to prepare and share meals together, and introduce adults and infants alike to the soil, insects, pollinators, old growth sequoia, barn cats, and volunteers that all contribute to the place and production of the FNC farm.

We increase families' access to enough food that provides adequate nutrition with the specific program goal: "for families to be physically nourished so that parents and children can be fully present in relationship with one another.

Therapeutic Early Childhood Education

LOUISE HORN
RELIEF NURSERY PROGRAM MANAGER

The fundamental goal of our therapeutic early childhood classrooms is to enhance the social, emotional, and cognitive functioning of each child, and to support healing from traumatic life experiences. Therapeutic classroom teachers provide intentional, consistent, and thoughtful therapeutic responses, utilizing research-based interventions.

Through nurturing interactions in the classroom, children learn that adults can help them solve problems, regulate their feelings, and develop friendships with other children. Slowly but surely, children build resilience and restore developmental competencies. The philosophy and structure of the program are developed out of an understanding of attachment theory, brain development, the impact of trauma, and the constructivist learning theories of Piaget and Vygotsky.

Child Safety and Reunification

KATIE BELLAH
ISRS PROGRAM MANAGER

Through referrals from Child Welfare, we provide short-term, intensive, supportive home-visitation services to families with children aged 0-5 identified as having a safety risk.

In-home services are geared toward meeting the following goals:

* Ensuring children’s safety

* Strengthening parental capacity

* Improving care taking and coping skills

* Supporting healthy and nurturing relationships

* Fostering physical, mental, and educational well-being

* Keeping children in the home or reducing the amount of time spent in community care

Respite Care

LOUISE HORN
RESPITE PROGRAM MANAGER

Families enrolled in our outreach or home-based services may reserve time in the Respite Childcare Program when they need short term childcare. Children receive special care in small groups led by trained and experienced caregivers.

School Readiness

The five essential areas of school readiness are: social and emotional development; approaches to learning; language and literacy; cognition and general knowledge; and physical development and health. FNC uses Creative Curriculum, Pride Skills and Conscious Discipline in the classroom and Picolo, a strength-based curriculum in the home that focuses on attachment and bonding. FNC works to help prepare both children and families for school.

Peer Parent Mentor

KATIE BELLAH
PEER PARENT MENTOR PROGRAM / LIFE PROGRAM MANAGER

The Parent Mentor Program provides peer mentoring to parents involved in the Child Welfare system whose children are currently in foster care. We connect parents with a mentor who has successfully navigated similar challenges to help support them through the permanency placement of their child(ren).

Parent-Child Attachment and Bonding

Our trained and licensed counselors work with parents and children in a group setting to build relationships and overcome challenges.

Permanent Housing and Self-Sufficiency

This intervention combines affordable housing assistance with voluntary support services to address the needs of homeless families raising young children.

Services are designed to build independent living and tenancy skills and connect people with community-based health care, treatment and employment services, while finding them a home they can call their own.

We work with property management companies to provide independent living opportunities for folks with little to no rental history or credit.

Therapeutic Classrooms for Children

LOUISE HORN
RELIEF NURSERY PROGRAM MANAGER

The fundamental goal of our therapeutic early childhood classrooms is to enhance the social, emotional, and cognitive functioning of each child, and to support healing from traumatic life experiences. Therapeutic classroom teachers provide intentional, consistent, and thoughtful therapeutic responses, utilizing research-based interventions. Through nurturing interactions in the classroom, children learn that adults can help them solve problems, regulate their feelings, and develop friendships with other children. Slowly but surely, children build resilience and restore developmental competencies. The philosophy and structure of the program are developed out of an understanding of attachment theory, brain development, the impact of trauma, and the constructivist learning theories of Piaget and Vygotsky.

Home Visitation for Parents

DAWN DEL RIO
RELIEF NURSERY PROGRAM MANAGER

Our care coordinators regularly visit the homes of enrolled families to work with parents on strengthening the parent-child relationship and increasing attachment security. Care coordinators also work with parents to understand and support their child’s development, collaborating with parents to solve parenting challenges and helping children to be healthy and safe.