Mission: Promoting and enhancing the safety, well-being and development of children by educating, supporting and meeting the needs of families
Geographic areas served: Helping our Community One Family at a Time throughout the Florida Keys
Programs: Full case management (fcm)- full case managment services are provided to families who become involved in the child welfare system. The case management team coordinates services for the children and their families, and develops a personalized plan to strengthen and preserve the family while focusing on our primary goal of protecting at-risk children. The agency seeks to find qualified adoptive parents for children who are in protective care and cannot be reunited with their parents, or placed with relatives.
strengthening families prevention services- prevention services: wesley house provides short-term 24/7 intensive family preservation crisis intervention services, longer term safe and stable family intervention/prevention services to families at risk of abuse and neglect and a parenting program for families in the child welfare system. Healthy families monroe: healthy families is a voluntary, in-home support program for expectant and new parents to promote positive parent-child relationships for at-risk families.
inez martin child development center (cdc): the gold seal and coa accredited directly-operated inez martin cdc provides age appropriate early childhood learning activities using the creative curriculum approach in a safe and nurturing environment and a free healthy nutritional meal program. Doh food program: wesley house, through the florida department of health and nutrition, provides nutritional breakfasts, lunches and afternoon snacks to all children enrolled in the inez martin cdc at no cost to the family. Additionally, eligible children receive a backpack every friday filled with food to help them through the weekend.
Wesley House Family Services offers hope to families in Monroe County. In today's difficult economic challanges families have not only difficulty meeting their families financial well-being but also those challanges spill intio the family dynamics in the form of domestic abuse, dependency issues, neglect and education. WHFS works on a reunification program geared to keep families together, This is done with training. WHFS offers many programs to families and this is just one. Additionally, WHFS offers hope for a sustainable family for the future.
Wesley House sees children as part of a family and provides more than services to children but to their families as well. People who come in contact with Wesley House can be assured of a committment to caring about their family and the community they live in. When Hurricane Wilma devastated our community Wesley House coordinated a massive effort to bring brand new clothing to all members of the community -young and old alike.
What would Monroe County do without Wesley House!?
A safe and secure place to care for one's children while parents are at work.
That's the key word, WORK! Which parents wouldn't otherwise be able to do without childcare.