Mission: The 'r kids Family Center mission is permanency, safety and stability for vulnerable children and their 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.
As a father of a teenage son who worked for two summers at 'r kids Family Center, I was very impressed by the wonderful work that 'r kids does in providing a broad range of critically-needed services to vulnerable children and their families. It was a great experience for my sensitive, caring son to assist and learn what he could from Director Randi Rubin Rodriguez and her fine staff. Both he and I found them to be a very kind-hearted, talented group of professionals who deeply care and work hard to help families in need.