Friends For Family
Friends for Families is a home-visitation program serving families at-risk of child abuse or neglect who have at least one child in the home who is twelve or younger. A Center staff member or trained Volunteer Parent Aide visits weekly in the home to teach positive, non-violent parenting skills, discipline, and communication. Through our weekly support and education, these families are able to replace abusive or neglectful behaviors and attitudes with healthy, nurturing parenting skills. During 2010 – 2011, the Friends for Families staff members and volunteers completed 810 home visits with 171 Parents and 218 Children in Putnam, Overton, and Cumberland Counties.