LFS In-Home Services provide parents and their children with the right social support and education to grow together in a safe environment.

Available Services

Family Support Services

Through Family Support Services, specialists provide in-home and community educational and support services to assist with parenting and home management problems that place children at risk of abuse or neglect.

Our specialists demonstrate, educate and empower families on how to:

  • Achieve a healthy and safe home environment
  • Enhance self-esteem and trust
  • Provide proper care, safety and management of children
  • Enhance communication skills
  • Manage aggression and anger
  • Seek out and utilize alternate support systems
  • Achieve self-sufficiency
Intensive Family Preservation

Intensive Family Preservation is a response to a family crisis that may, without intervention, result in the removal of children from the home. Services are varied but may include help with:

  • Parenting Strategies
  • Relationship Issues
  • Communication Skills
  • Anger Management
  • School Problems
  • Behavior Problems
  • Life Skills

Parenting Time

This service is provided to children who have been removed from their biological family’s home and are now allowed supervised visits with a member of their biological family.

Activities include teaching or modeling parenting skills, reinforcing behavioral management skills and teaching coping skills. We help families strengthen bonds by identifying issues that affect the family’s relationships by observing and assessing visits. We also provide information to assist with permanency plans for the child.

Family Support

Family Support helps build families through strength-based activities such as:

  • Developing appropriate social skills
  • Teaching parenting and nurturing
  • Creating family bonding
  • Teaching awareness of boundaries
  • Developing self esteem
  • Seeking community resources
  • Seeking employment
  • Teaching home economics

In-Kind Contributions Enhance Our Programs

These programs are greatly assisted by in kind donations that help to meet a families basic needs and provide opportunities for bonding:

These programs help strengthen families by enhancing skills and helping build stronger bonds. These items would be helpful to families served by these programs:

  • Formal clothing for interviews
  • Bus tickets to get to work
  • Gas cards
  • Household items
  • Cash to help a family pay utility, rent and electricity bills
  • Cooking classes
  • Incentives for individuals doing exceptionally well
  • YMCA/gym memberships
  • Picture frames
  • Memory kits
  • Sports and event tickets
  • Board and card games
  • Memberships to the zoo, children’s museum, swimming pools, etc.
  • Gift cards to restaurant, arcades, ice skating or other family-oriented venues
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