Family Connections at Helen Hunt Campus combines the Family Day Center, Family Mentor Alliance, Life Support Services, and a myriad of other programs to help families thrive, not just survive. From families experiencing poverty, crisis, who are homeless, or on the verge of homelessness, to those seeking educational opportunities for their children, families can access the appropriate program to help meet their needs. Through Family Life Coaches, a family strengthening model of case management, families will work to build skills and mindsets over a period of time through interactive relationships, coaching them to move forward, providing positive self-efficacy and motivation to either reach stability or moving to a higher level of security.
The Family Life Coaches use a 2Gen approach, creating opportunities for, and addressing the needs of, both vulnerable children and their parents together. the concept of Family Connections means it is possible for a family to enter into services to address an immediate housing or shelter need, but then continue to engage to build financial resiliency, parenting skills and get their young children engaged in preschool and literacy programs.