When I had my daughter, I needed to find child care information so that could return to work. I researched the internet and had trouble finding a complete list of companies. I was speaking with a friend and she told me how helpful Child & Family Resources had been and that I should reach out to them. When I spoke with the people at Child & Family Resources, they were extremely helpful. They mailed me a complete list of accredited child care and preschool facilities in my area. This information was extremely helpful in finding the best child care for my daughter. Over the past year, I've had the opportunity to get to know the people of Child & Family Resources and I truly appreciate how they serve our community. It's nice to know that there our people in our community trying to help others. Thank you Child & Family Resources! Sincerely,
I first learned about Child & Family Resources, Inc. when I was looking for child care for my 5 week old daughter. I was so scared to leave my newborn baby in the hands of a stranger! I did not know what questions to ask, or the type of questions I could ask, or where to even begin. A friend of mine reccomended I call Child Care Resource and Referral because she had used this service, and told me they could help me. When I called the phone line, and talked to the specialist, she was so reassuring and so nice. She told me about all of the different types of child care, and I learned so much I didn't even know! The information they provided me, and the resources about child care completely eased my worries and fears about choosing a daycare for my daughter. I was able to go back to work with the peace of mind that she was in good hands. I really do not know what I would have done!
The ladies that work for this group are simply amazing. They're willing to help out with any need, from information to services. The information available to families working with this group is useful, real world information. The only change I would make to this service would be to raise the age limit as both of my children enjoy the visits from our case worker.
program assisted my child and my family with ability to use the techniques and tools needed to move forward. The program is nice and helpful and so are the people running it and if my family or anybody else ever has any problems I know where to go child and family resources!
Child and Family Resources have changed my life. All the support I have received has helped me to become a better parent for my child. I have learned techniques to help with my child's growth and development. I have learned to value myself, helping my self-confidence to improved. Thanks to this Agency I have learned to become more independent individual.
My son has so much fun at Happy Hours that he never wants to leave! The staff at Child & Family Resources are energetic and caring, and I feel lucky to have them be part of my son’s childhood.
My son is a participant of "Happy Hours," an after school program that takes place at his school. The VERY FIRST DAY when I went to pick him up, he wanted to stay longer, because he wanted to keep playing basketball with one of the staff members. The staff always play games with all the kids, and he brings home a fun art project at least once a week. I can't believe what a great job they do of transforming his school space into a fun zone!
I have been a client of CFR for two years now. I enrolled after having my son who is 10 years younger than my next child. I was literally starting from scratch; physically, mentally and emotionally. And I was not prepared in any facet. After the initial visit, I felt relieved to tell someone honestly that I have been suffering from depression and alcoholism for many years. And more importantly, I wanted it to stop but I didn't know how to deal with the many things in life that haunt me and now a newborn. How on earth could I be a good mother when I felt so terrible all the time? This program showed me how. My support specialist showed me how to ask for help. With her support and information seeking, I enrolled in counseling, I have been able to communicate with my husband about goals and discipline, values and structure for our son. That alone was amazing to me because I raised my other children alone. I didn't know how to have a parenting partner at all. Life has changed a lot in the last two years, including me going back to work and adding to the grind but she is still there for me anytime I need her. And every time I have to fill out one of the dreaded depression scale/evaluations, I see my answers improve. I feel better about the answers I can give. I know that if no one was asking, I wouldn't be aware OR asking for the help.I feel like the Healthy Families is a sounding board, a touchstone and a friend. It is a great support and I love every minute I get of Healthy Families... Thank you CFR!!
I really love this program and it has helped me out alot because i get to finish my school while my daughter is being cared for, and not just i learn but my daughter also is learning as well.
My first experience with Child and Family Resources was as a professional. I am a pediatric physical therapist and I worked in early intervention with staff from CFR. I was very impressed with the expertise, care and support that they gave to children and their families. When I retired and was looking for a place where I could make a contribution, a board member asked me if I would be interested in joining the board of CFR.
Since becoming a board member, I have been impressed with the professionalism, expertise and organization of the program management. The great work that is so obvious when working with the staff is a reflection of the great work done by the administrative personnel and in many programs within the CFR umbrella. I have learned about many more programs than just early intervention, include work with teachers to help them deal with special needs children, programs to work with teenage mothers and programs to work within the community.
This is a great organization and I am proud to be a part of it.
Since the very first day I was introduced to the Youth Empowered for Success (YES) Program my life changed. I was able to recognize my innate wisdom and have the opportunity to recognize the powers I possess. Not only have I become a better leader, but have also become a better person. Through YES I have served my school and community. In addition, I have spread my leadership skills amongst the people around me. YES has had a positive impact in my life. -Andrea