Mission: The 'r kids Family Center mission is to provide specialized, quality services to children and families in transition. Our objective is to promote permanency, safety and stability for children by providing nurturing services to biological, foster, adoptive and relative care families.
Programs: Working with Department of Children and Families referred clients, 'r kids works with families who have been separated from their children. The goal is to provide intensive support services to allow for permanency either within the birth home, the relative care or adoptive home. Staff provide initially center based supervised visitation and individualized parenting support .Additionally assessment and treatment planning services are provided. The provision of unsupervised and in-home visits occurs for those families who have a plan of reunification. If reunification is not the goal, staff prepairs the families and children for a permanent out-of - home placement. Staff provide children with programming to meet specific individual needs, including referrals and transitional planning and support. Our services are on-going and multi-faceted, singularly geared toward the timely implementation and support of effective permanency plans.
I had two foster children in this after-school program this year. Not only did the kids get help with homework , do projects to help them through the difficult transition they were experiencing they also took them to their first play and first visit to the state capital amongst other great opportunities.
The after school program has help my kids to feel that they are a part of something with kids in which they can relate to. My kids have grown to be confident and also speak her mind on what she believe is right. The kids have a great relationship with the staff in the after school program and the kids.
I feel the afterschool program help my child and myself. Before attending the program my child use to be very angry and now I see an improvement in her. My child was able to be open with Ms.Courtney and she would come home feeling better.